Startup social media marketing tool re:fluence enters phase 2 of Founders Space Accelerator Program

re:fluence meets all criteria including team evaluation, product vision and how it addresses the marketplace and its competitive edge re:fluence is a separately owned division of the Tampa, Fla.-headquartered public relations corporation Selig Multimedia, Inc.
(PR NewsChannel) / July 2, 2015 / TAMPA, Fla. 

re:fluence, the next-generation platform that will enable companies to easily and quickly find and distribute content to the most relevant social media influencers, passed the first of three critical steps for acceptance into the Founders Space Accelerator Program, re:fluence said today.


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It’s been a big week for the startup. On Tuesday, re:fluence announced that it had moved its base of operations to Tampa to become a division Selig Multimedia, Inc., a privately held global public relations corporation.

“What this shows us is that we’re a valuable startup in a world where there are only a select few who are able to get to these stages,” said Rob Wheeler, re:fluence founder and Chief Operating Officer. “We fully expect to compete in round 2 and round 3 successfully and show Investors and the Small and Medium sized business world that Refluence is most certainly something to be considered and invested in.”

The Founders Space Accelerator Program is dedicated to helping exceptionally talented entrepreneurs reach their full potential. Its goal is to nurture the brightest, most creative people from around the world and help them grow their startups, get funded and bring their unique visions to life.

In the second phase of the Founders Space Accelerator Program, the program will analyze re:fluence’s business model, customer base, team’s ability to execute on their vision, and growth potential.

“Our criteria is similar to what investors look at when funding companies, except that we don’t necessarily require traction,” according to Founders Space Accelerator Program.

Founders Space Accelerator Program receives hundreds of applications and can only accept a handful into the program.

VC firms and angel groups that have participated in Founders Space include…

  • Samsung Ventures
  • First Round Capital
  • Citi Ventures
  • Lightspeed Ventures
  • Draper Fisher Jurvetson
  • August Capital
  • Norwest Venture Partners
  • Garage Technology Ventures
  • Allegis Capital
  • Venrock
  • Crosslink Capital
  • Mayfield Fund
  • Rustic Canyon Ventures
  • Circini Partners
  • DBL Investors
  • Handmade Ventures
  • ScaleVP
  • Venrock
  • Intel Capital
  • Polaris Venture Partners
  • Granite Ventures
  • Blumberg Capital
  • Leapfrog Ventures
  • BlueRun Ventures
  • Granite Ventures
  • Vodafone Ventures
  • General Catalyst Partners
  • Clearstone Ventures
  • Golden Seeds
  • Opus Capital
  • Sigma West Venture Capital
  • Qualcomm Ventures
  • Wavepoint Ventures
  • Angels Forum
  • Illuminate Ventures
  • Band of Angels
  • Sand Hill Angels
  • ONSET Ventures
  • Koffler Ventures
  • Thomvest Ventures
  • ff Venture Capital
  • General Catalyst Partners
  • Tugboat Ventures
  • Javelin Venture Partners
  • Emergence Capital
  • Shoreline Ventures
  • Halo Funds
  • Freestyle Capital
  • Blumberg Capital
  • Stripes Group, Venture Capital
  • Mohr Davidow Ventures
  • Greylock Capital
  • Walden Venture Capital
  • Doll Capital

re:fluence began in 2013 as AviantLogic, Inc., where initial buzz was outstanding. (Say Daily:; Small Business Trends:

Now as a division of Selig Multimedia, Inc., Wheeler says re:fluence will have more resources, an extended reach, and access to a new existing customer base, including the popular global newswire and content distribution service PR NewsChannel.

Glenn Selig, president and CEO of Selig Multimedia, Inc., is founder/CEO of the new company re:fluence, Inc.. Rob Wheeler is founder and Chief Operating Officer.

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About re:fluence: re:fluence uses advanced data science and big data methodologies to extract meaningful patterns of engagement and thematic content to identify social media communities and thought leaders.  re:fluence rates social media influencers by their reach and effectiveness to provide companies the best chances of success.  re:fluence then provides users with the ability to contact those social accounts that have the highest probability of sharing and engaging with their content.

About Selig Multimedia: Selig Multimedia, Inc. is a global public relations corporation that owns and operates the press release newswire and content distribution company PR NewsChannel and the national public relations firm The Publicity Agency. It was founded in 2007 by Glenn Selig, an award-winning former journalist. In 2015, Selig Multimedia, Inc. was nominated for the Small Business of the Year Award by the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and is currently as semifinalist.


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SOURCE:  Refluence, Inc.

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