Tampa virtual reality company makes the finalist list for SXSW Pitch

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    Verapy, a Tampa company that builds virtual reality games for physical and occupational therapy, could get a chance to make a pitch to investors at one of the country’s largest and best-known technology gatherings.

    Verapy was named an alternate finalist for SXSW Pitch, a marquee event at the South by Southwest Conference & Festivals in Austin, Texas on March 9 and 10.

    From the first SXSW Pitch in 2009 to last year’s event, 453 companies have been showcased. More than 71 percent have received funding, with combined funding in excess of $5.43 billion, and 16 percent have been acquired by established leaders like Google, British Telecom, Huffington Post, Apple and others, a news release said.