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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Posted: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 03:55:10 GMT

Source: I have seen the wedding pictures, and they were horrifical to behold.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Buried Under a Mountain of Spam by Michael Southo...

Posted: 2005-10-31T01:40:31Z


Buried Under a Mountain of Spam by Michael Southon

For years I didn't worry much about spam.

But lately it's got out of control. Over half of my email
is now spam, and it's growing by the week.

Spam is now such a problem that I know people who have
had to close down their domain name. This article offers
some tips on how to avoid being buried under a mountain
of spam.

How Do They Get Your Address?

In the old days, spammers got their addresses mainly from
Newsgroups - if you didn't post to Newsgroups, you were
reasonably safe. But they're now using a much more
efficient method to build their lists - email harvesters.

Email harvesters are robots that roam the Internet
collecting email addresses from web pages. Examples are
EmailSiphon, Cherry Picker, Web Weasel, Web Bandit and
Email Wolf, to name just a few.

How can you protect yourself from email harvesters?

By 'munging' (mung = 'mash until no good') or cloaking your
email address.

There are many ways of munging your address - the easiest
technique is to use HTML code for the punctuation in your
email address (instead of symbols).

For the colon after mailto use : and for the @ symbol
use @ and for the period use .

With this method, my email address would become:

Your email address will appear exactly as it did before,
and it will still be 'clickable', but email harvesters will
ignore it and move on.

There are also JavaScript's that you can insert into your
web page that will make your email address visible to
humans but invisible to harvesting programs. Here's one
that works very well:

How To Fight Spam

The most important thing is never, ever, reply to spam.

Most spam contains an innocent-looking 'remove me' email
address. Do not use it. Here's why:

Spammers typically buy a CD containing a million or so
email addresses, but they have no idea how many of those
addresses are active. So before beginning their marketing
campaign in earnest, they send out a 'test message' to the
entire list.

The test message contains an email address for removing
yourself. When you reply to that address, it confirms to
the spammer that your address is active and therefore worth

Worse still, the spammer may be distilling from that CD a
list of confirmed active addresses that he will then sell
to another spammer.

The key to dealing with spam is to report it to a 3rd
party: (1) the affiliate program that the spammer is
advertising, (2) the spammer's web host, or (3) the ISP the
spammer used to connect to the Internet.

When you report spam to a 3rd party, remember to be polite
- they didn't send the spam and they're probably just as
anti-spam as you are.

(1) Reporting to Affiliate Programs

Many spammers are affiliates advertising someone else's
products or services. So look for a website address that
contains an affiliate link, something like this:

Then just send an email to the affiliate program
(, informing them that
you are receiving spam from one of their affiliates.

Most affiliate programs have zero tolerance for spamming
and will remove an affiliate spammer without warning.

Now, affiliate spammers don't want you to see their
affiliate link, so many of them send their email as HTML.
All you see in the message are the words 'Click Here and
Order Now'.

But in your browser just click on 'View Source Code' and
search for the letters 'http'. That will take you to the
spammer's affiliate link.

(2) Reporting to Web Hosts

If the spam doesn't contain an affiliate link, its likely
that it is coming from the owner of the domain name. In
that case you'll have to report it to the spammer's web
host or their ISP.

To make a report to the spammer's web host just go to
Whois, the directory of registered domain names:

Type in the spammer's domain (the website address that
appears in the spam) together with the extension (.com,
.org, .net etc).

The host for that domain will usually be listed as the
Technical Contact in the Whois record and there will be an
email address for contacting them.

(3) Reporting to ISPs

To report a spammer to his Internet Service Provider,
you'll have to look at the spam's 'extended headers'.

Extended headers show the servers that the message passed
through in order to get to you. The instructions for
viewing extended headers will vary depending on what email
client you are using.

=> In Pegasus Mail, open the offending message and then
right-click and choose 'Show raw message data'.

=> In Eudora Light, click on 'Tools' in the top menu bar,
and then 'Options', and then select the checkbox option
that says 'Show all headers (even the ugly ones)' and
click OK.

=> In Outlook Express, open the offending message, select
'Properties' from the File menu and then click the
'Details' tab.

Reading and understanding extended headers is quite a
detailed subject. Here's an excellent free tutorial on how
to decipher extended headers:

As an alternative to these reporting techniques, you could
use a web-based spam reporting service such as SpamCop
( SpamCop deciphers the spam's message
headers and traces the mail back to its source.

However, SpamCop is known to generate complaints about
innocent third parties, and as a result, many system
administrators ignore complaints received from SpamCop.

There is one kind of spam that the techniques in this
article probably won't help you with: spam from China.

This is the most peculiar spam you're ever likely to
receive. For example I regularly get messages from a
certain ChenHua of the China-Lutong mechanical company
asking me if I would like to order hydraulic heads for
the VE distributor pump.

Spam is not an issue in China so it's unlikely you would
stop the spammer by reporting him to a 3rd party. However,
while doing the research for this article I came across a
web page that offers a very ingenious (though rather
severe) solution to Chinese spam.

The Chinese government recently ordered all ISPs in China
to start monitoring email for subversive phrases. This
anti-spammer replies to Chinese spam with a message that
includes subversive phrases, such as "weapons and
ammunition", "Falung Gong" and "Free Tibet".

But I don't recommend you do this - the Chinese spammer
could end up spending years in a forced labor camp. Even
the worst spammer in the world doesn't deserve that.

Good luck in your fight against spam!
About the Author
Michael Southon is the author of the popular new eBook
'Ezine Writer!' Discover how to dramatically increase your
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Sunday, November 06, 2005



As Simon pointed out, the list of Django-powered sites is growing by the day.

In recognition of the growing community, and in the interest of promoting even more growth, I've made a set of "official" Django badges. If your site or project is powered by Django, you can help promote the growing community by slapping one of them on your site with a link back to

They come in grey and green and all kinds of sizes, so grab a Django badge for your site today and let the world know what you're made of.

Help desk software - Uni takes on ITIL

Posted: 2005-11-03T01:33:00Z


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Sydney Morning Herald (subscription), Australia - Nov 1, 2005 "Students use service desk software which provides into practice: "For example, they are able to apply ITIL guidelines in the management of an IT help desk.".

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Saturday, November 05, 2005

Good Enough?

Posted: 2005-10-26T22:38:46Z

"It is part of the misguided and whimsical condition of humankind that we so devoutly believe in the power of effort-at-the-moment-of-action alone to accomplish what we want and completely ignore the need for character change in our lives as a whole. The general human failing is to want what is right and important, but at the same time not to commit to the kind of life that will produce the action we know to be right and the condition we want to enjoy. This is the feature of human character that explains why the road to hell is paved with good intentions. We intend what is right, but we avoid the life that would make it reality....

So, ironically, in our efforts to avoid the necessary pains of discipline we miss the easy yoke and light burden. We then fall into the rending frustration of trying to do and be the Christian we know we ought to be without the necessary insight and strength that only discipline can provide....

No one ever says, "If you want to be a great athlete, go vault eighteen feet, run the mile under four minutes," or "If you want to be a great musician, play the Beethoven violin concerto." Instead, we advise the young artist or athlete to enter a certain kind of overall life, one involving deep associations with qualified people as well as rigorously scheduled time, diet, and activity for the mind and body....

So, if we wish to follow Christ -- and to walk in the easy yoke with him -- we will have to accept his overall way of life as our way of life....Then, and only then, we may reasonably expect to know by experience how easy is the yoke and how light the burden."

Dallas Willard in The Spirit of Discipline

The issue of character has been a topic of discussion between Kevin and I lately. We have been bothered by common acceptance of the idea that as long as a person is "getting things done" or "their ministry is growing", then we should overlook all else. Never mind that the person has a huge lack of maturity. Look the other way even thought it is evident that his marriage is completely disfunctional. Never mind that she doesn't follow through with responsibilities entrusted to her. Ignore the fact that the youth aren't being taught to dress modestly or to serve the church, because after all, they're going on missions trips!

I'm bothered by the fact that some of the leadership in our church seems to be more interested in getting things accomplished and having lots of programs than in discipling people in personal holiness and integrity. What do we do in a situation like this? These people have been approached with the sinful attitudes and tendencies, and yet choose to ignore them. Why is it acceptable to use people when you need them to do something and then ignore them when they have concerns? Why is it all right to neglect the things you're being entrusted with -- and paid for?

Some people say, "Well, God seems to be using them in spite of their faults." Yes, that's true. But does that mean they can forget about them? Never develop their character any further?

Sorry that this is turning into a rant. I do NOT want to give the impression that I think I'm perfect and everyone else needs to change. I know I'm not. There are many things I need to change, and bit by bit, I'm changing them. It doesn't bother me to have flawed people in positions of leadership. It bothers me to have flawed leaders who believe they are fine the way they are. "Look, our numbers are increasing! I'm doing great."

Compared to what? What - or better yet, Who - are we supposed to be like? We're never done. There are always more issues to work on. And that's okay. It's only a problem when we stop working on them, or worse, deny they exist.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Posted: Mon, 18 Jul 2005 04:06:36 GMT

Source: Ok, so I've been thinking about this for a couple of days. Last week, I bought some new shoes. They are these. I wore them on Friday with my Harry Potter costume and it because very apparent that they are a bit small. So, would I be a bad person to wipe off the bottoms and go exchange them? I very much want to, but I feel like it's a dodgy sort of thing to do. I dunno. Perhaps I will discuss it with my momma tomorrow.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Posted: Mon, 18 Jul 2005 04:02:45 GMT

Source: So I found this fic while I was looking for the Tri-Wizard cup/Charlie/magical museum/Cedric's ghost fic (which I didn't find. don't think it's on the computer. hum...).

I don't think it has a title because I'm really bad at them, but it's all about how Harry is left-handed. Because that would make him much cooler, as everyone knows. But I don't really remember anything else about it. Except that it was probably supposed to end up Harry/Draco or Harry/Snape. Or possibly no pairing.

Anyway! I'm going to post the prologue, because I can. I'm also not going to read it, not right now at least. Cause I'm busy. But I think it would be good to have it here for safe-keeping.

From the moment That Boy was left on the Dursley's doorstep, they were watching him. After all, they were all too aware of what his parents were like, what sort they were.

Initially, the watching was not too careful; it couldn't be. Their most immediate concern was what to do with the boy. He was a nuisance, a disruption to their quiet little lives. If only he hadn't been left on their doorstep. If only his parents hadn't gotten themselves killed. If only Lilly hadn't married that strange Potter fellow. If only that owl hadn't arrived, officially declaring Lilly's weirdness to the whole family. But they had, she had, and it had, and the totally ordinary couple with this rather extraordinary problem had a thousand questions. Why them? Weren't there other relatives? Anyone? Maybe even a neighbor or friendly postman? Just so long as it wasn't them, anyone would do.

They even a hired detective to look in on the situation. After months of hard searching, no one was found. Little Harry was all alone now but for Vernon, Petunia, and Dudley. As much as it pained them to admit it, the Dursley's were stuck with him. There was no getting rid of him, not any time in the foreseeable future anyway, so it was decided by the elder Dursleys that, if Harry was to be raised along side their precious Dudley, some precautions were in order.

First, a nice, plausible, and (above all) normal explanation for the death of Harry's parents must be concocted. A car crash, perhaps? Yes, a car crash, and it, too, could provide the reason for Harry's unsightly scar. But what of his...heritage? The activities and lives of his parents had been utterly distasteful. Their school, their friends, their "work," their very clothing were things to be avoided at all costs. If Dudley were to be exposed to such things, well, the consequences were nigh unthinkable. As the offspring of such people, it was highly likely that Harry could follow in his parents' footsteps. One never knew; these sorts of traits could be genetic, and, if so, it would be best to stamp out any freakish inclinations at as early an age as possible.

So it was agreed upon. Besides raising their own beautiful boy, Vernon and Petunia Dursley would take it upon themselves to raise Harry, grooming him to become a productive member of society. The sort of person you wouldn't look twice at, could blend into a crowd, and was never a cause for gossip. To accomplish this, Harry would need a firm hand. Who knew the sorts of problems he had already developed from his parents' ways? Any sort of deviation from the norm should be snuffed out the moment it was noticed, and that is when the real watching began.

The first few years passed by fairly uneventfully. That is, with no signs of strangeness. Naturally, he was never as advanced as Dudley. Whereas Dudley soon fleshed out into a nice pink baby plumpness, Harry was always, well, a little scrawny. And Harry's hair, once it grew in that is, was just never right. Even in his infancy it would never conform to any normal sort of style. Sometimes it was almost as if it were trying to get right off his head. Perhaps that was just what it was doing too - trying to get away. This thought first occurred to Mrs. Dursley one evening just before she put Harry to bed and directly after losing yet another battle with his hair. What was it about those locks? It all seemed very . . . strange. Abnormal. And obviously a cause for panic.

After a lengthy consultation with Mr. Dursley, the two decided that while his hair had no overt weirdness about it, it still was not quite natural. It certainly wouldn't blend well into a crowd, so something had to be done about it. Harry was subjected to all manner of haircuts, hair gels, hair relaxers, and hair brushes known to man, but nothing helped. The Dursleys suspected he was doing it on purpose, even if he was only two years old, so they kept watching - both Harry and his hair.

Then, just when they though his hair would be the worst of their worries, something even more terrible happened. Harry started...doing things in a way that just wasn't right. In fact, it was very much left. Whatever it was that Harry wanted to do, whether it was reach for a toy or hold a spoon, he insisted upon doing it all with his left hand. This just wouldn't do, and it caused the Dursleys no end of stress.

After all, everyone knows what left-handed people are like. All one would need to do is pick up a dictionary, and right there in the definition the traits of a lefty are stated: "awkward, maladroit; of doubtful sincerity, dubious: a left-handed compliment."

These left-handed tendencies had to go. Harry was stubborn, but so were the Dursleys. Plus, they had help. Everyone, from Mrs. Figg down the street to Dudley himself, was instructed to not allow Harry to do anything with his left hand. Not a single thing. A series of punishments was established to ensure Harry would quit his odd lefty ways and instead turn to the normal, right ones.

Harry, as stupid and slow as the Dursleys might think he was, soon figured out that his life would be much easier, not to mention less painful and embarrassing, if he would only conform. He made a conscious effort to pick up silverware, cups, and writing implements with his right hand. At first, it was very difficult. I didn't feel correct to him, and made him feel off-balance somehow. But gradually, with a lot of practice and no few reminders from those around him, it got easier. That part of himself that was branded "different" was methodically stamped out until even Harry himself could not remember a time when he was anything but right-handed. At least, he couldn't consciously remember anything else. Beneath the surface level of his mind, however, half-hidden amongst a thousand other things he had done, Harry remembered. He just needed some help to bring those memories back to the surface.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Help desk software - LiveTime Software Releases Version 3.6 of Its J2EE Help Desk

Posted: 2005-10-23T16:33:01Z


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CRM Today - Oct 4, 2005 LiveTime provides web-based, vendor-neutral Help Desk software, Support Desk software and Service Desk software, complete with sophisticated problem

Teens defy a 'digital divide'
Arizona Republic, AZ - 9 hours ago are setting up computer labs where kids can explore software that allows were presented with malfunctioning computers along with IT help-desk tickets listing

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Review of "Grace for the Race: Meditations for Busy Moms"

Posted: 2005-10-12T20:42:17Z

(Grace for the Race: Meditations for Busy Moms was provided to me free of charge by Mind and Media, who received it from the publisher for the purpose of being reviewed.)

Dena Dyer knows that moms are busy, so she has written a book filled with short (usually 2-page) meditations that combine humor and inspiration. My days have been filled to the top these past few weeks, and it was nice to have a book I could pick up whenever I had a couple minutes and read a complete chapter.

Ms. Dyer shares her struggle to find her way as a mom, a writer, and a Christian. She uses stories from her life to show God's grace in the seemingly mundane. I found much to relate to in this book. For instance:

-- the penchant for weepiness that overtakes us when we become mothers:
"Writer Ken Gire says: "In each tear is distilled something of eternity, something of love and compassion and tenderness, all things that originate in heaven and come to earth as a sacrament to my soul, if only I am willing to take and eat."

So whether I weep at a wedding, sob at a funeral, or tear up with joy while listening to a friend's good fortune, I'm no longer ashamed. In fact, during this pregnancy, I'm crying with abandon -- content in the knowledge that I'm touching both heaven and earth at the same time."

-- struggles with weight issues:
"Throughout my struggle with weight, God has reminded me time and again that He wants to be my food. Some days I let Him fill me up with His peace and power, and other days I run (again!) to the candy machine.

I've learned that my spiritual life is a lot like my eating habits. It's a daily battle to let Jesus, the Bread of Life, be my sustenance. It's much easier to run to the television, read a gossip magazine, or call a friend than it is to take the time to tell God what's bothering me and let Him work on my problems.

So my earnest prayer has become, "Lord Jesus, help me to hunger for You more than I hunger for earthly food. Make me as excited about spending time with You as I am about going out to eat."

And sometimes I add this postscript: "One more thing, Lord -- please let there be chocolate in heaven.""

-- the neighborhood competition to have the most lavish, expensive birthday party (for a child!)
"Is it just me, or are kids' birthday parties becoming too extravagant? Growing up, all we needed was pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey, some cake and ice cream, and a few favors. Now, moms feel pressured to have an overarching theme, live entertainment, bounce houses, and pony rides -- not to mention goody bags rivaling those given to Academy Award presenters."

Each chapter ends with "Notes from the Coach" - a selection of Bible verses to meditate on. If you're looking for a book that has quick devotions that will make you laugh and encourage you to keep pressing on, then you'll enjoy Grace for the Race .

Posted: Sun, 17 Jul 2005 00:24:37 GMT

/>Harry = idiot.

Draco: I had guessed that he might be the one who was talking with Moaning Myrtle. At first I thought that he was faking it all. That somehow he needed something from her - information or help - and he was buttering her up with visiting and weeping and so on. The little scene that Harry spied in on made me doubt that. Maybe he's a normal(ish), freaked out 16-year old who's trying to do something practically impossible. Maybe he can yet be redeemed! Or maybe it's all just part of his cunningly evil plot! (unlikely)

As for what comes next re: Harry and Dumbledore and the cave, I feel that nothing good can come from this. Bad bad bad. And Harry's Draco obsession continues in its insanty! Give it up Harry!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Posted: Sun, 17 Jul 2005 00:24:37 GMT

/>Harry = idiot.

Draco: I had guessed that he might be the one who was talking with Moaning Myrtle. At first I thought that he was faking it all. That somehow he needed something from her - information or help - and he was buttering her up with visiting and weeping and so on. The little scene that Harry spied in on made me doubt that. Maybe he's a normal(ish), freaked out 16-year old who's trying to do something practically impossible. Maybe he can yet be redeemed! Or maybe it's all just part of his cunningly evil plot! (unlikely)

As for what comes next re: Harry and Dumbledore and the cave, I feel that nothing good can come from this. Bad bad bad. And Harry's Draco obsession continues in its insanty! Give it up Harry!

Posted: Sun, 17 Jul 2005 00:24:37 GMT

/>Harry = idiot.

Draco: I had guessed that he might be the one who was talking with Moaning Myrtle. At first I thought that he was faking it all. That somehow he needed something from her - information or help - and he was buttering her up with visiting and weeping and so on. The little scene that Harry spied in on made me doubt that. Maybe he's a normal(ish), freaked out 16-year old who's trying to do something practically impossible. Maybe he can yet be redeemed! Or maybe it's all just part of his cunningly evil plot! (unlikely)

As for what comes next re: Harry and Dumbledore and the cave, I feel that nothing good can come from this. Bad bad bad. And Harry's Draco obsession continues in its insanty! Give it up Harry!

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Innovative Companies

Posted: 2005-06-02T19:28:20Z

Source: Below is a list of some exciting private companies. As I worked through this list, I was consistently intrigued by the innovation, exploration, and energy of the efforts. From host of high tech innovations like the many fabless semiconductor companies (Impinj, Integration Associates, Matrix Semiconductor, Motia, Open Silicon, Sandburst, Sequans, Silicon Optix) to biotech explorations (BC International , Transmolecular, Zettacore) to business processes (Amicus, BenefitStreet, Blazent, Digital Business Processes, Peregrine) there seems to be no shortage to the thought leadership at work. Especially exciting are developments in audio, video, and gaming applications from Acme Packet, Akimbo Systems, Audiofy, DivX, IN-FUSIO, mForma, Melodeo, Orb Networks, Perpetual Entertainment, Sonos and Xingtone, as well as wireless and infrastructure companies like Actix. AirMagnet, Aperto Networks, Aruba, Continuous Computing, Crossbow Technology, Digit Wireless, EmergeCore Networks, Good Technology, HelloSoft, iBAHN, JiWire, MaxStream, Mobile 365, Smarter Agent, Sorrent, Tropos Networks, Visage Mobile, Visto, and Vocera Communications.

Take a look at their sites. You may be stimulated to invent something of your own, take your current product or service to another level or market or maybe just think a bit differently. Or you may want to apply for a position.

Hopefully, you will enjoy the journey.


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41st Parameter
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Acme Packet
Enable network service providers to deliver premium, interactive communications - voice, video and multimedia sessions - across IP network borders.

Actix Limited
A privately held company founded in 1991, Actix is the international market-leader in Wireless Performance Engineering software. Actix solutions address two of the biggest issues facing wireless operators today: the need to squeeze more out of their existing network investments and the race to generate significant new revenue from wireless data services.

AdBrite, "The Internet's Ad Marketplace", is an e-commerce site. Rather than selling books, CDs, or rare antiques, we sell ad space on thousands of websites.

Agami Systems has created the next generation of enterprise network storage systems that fill the void between the performance of high-end storage area networks (SAN) and the ease of network-attached storage (NAS) management.

Agilix Labs
Agilix is a leading provider of the next generation of mobile applications. Our solutions enable mobile workers to be more productive regardless of network availability. Agilix mobilized applications provide the reach and ease of implementation of web applications, while fully leveraging the power of the desktop, providing a rich user experience and high responsiveness. Agilix mobilized applications work well offline, and when reconnected to the network, automatically synchronize new information in background while the mobile worker continues to be productive. Mobile professionals become more effective, having information available while working on the road.

Agitar's solution promises the biggest advance in software quality and software economics in over 20 years. Agitator and Agitar Management Dashboard automate the creation of unit-tests and provide unprecedented objective visibility into the state of quality of software projects, for demanding enterprises worldwide. The Agitar team is on a mission to build a company that makes a positive difference to economic growth and quality of life by making it easier and cheaper to build better software.

AirMagnet® provides enterprise-hardened wireless LAN security and management solutions that enable CIOs and IT staff to secure, manage and troubleshoot all of their WLANs worldwide, on-site or remotely. The company was founded in 2001, shipped its first products in April 2002 and in three years' time amassed more than 3,000 customers.

Akimbo Systems
The Akimbo Service presents fascinating and entertaining new programs on a regular basis, providing unlimited access to thousands of hours of programs about the subjects of interest to each Akimbo subscriber. Akimbo's goal is to offer the broadest amount of programming available for television viewing in areas such as health and fitness, sports, education, youth, foreign language, independent film, cooking, and medicine. Consumers must have an Akimbo Player to receive the Akimbo Service, a home network and a broadband internet connection in their homes. The Akimbo Service won't tie up the computer and it won't tie up bandwidth. The Akimbo Player is an elegant set-top box that fits well in any home entertainment environment and can store up to 200 hours of video. The Akimbo Player is very easy to use via an onscreen guide and a customized remote control. Using the Akimbo Guide, viewers choose their programming, which is automatically downloaded to the Akimbo Player for watching at convenient times.

We are an emerging pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing a diversified portfolio of pharmaceutical product candidates to address pain, a large and under-served market. We have three product candidates that we are developing in four clinical programs and one preclinical program. Two of our product candidates are in late-stage clinical development. Our management team has extensive past experience developing and commercializing products to treat pain. In order to create a balanced pipeline, we have selectively in-licensed or acquired product candidates at various stages of development that address different segments of the pain market.

Founded in 1996, Amicus, Inc. is the leading application service provider of compliance technology solutions to securities broker-dealers and investment advisors. With a specialized focus on compliance process automation and SEC compliant technology solutions, Amicus provides a suite of products designed to streamline, manage and expedite the flow of information between clients, advisors, home office employees, and reps

Anagran is a communications company that develops cost effective, fast, QoS capable, IPv4/IPv6 Flow State Aware (“FSA”) routers. Anagran will support high quality voice and video, load balance among users, achieve high throughput TCP especially critical over long distances, and allow fairness of broadband utilization.

Aperto Networks
Aperto Networks is a leading provider of WiMAX-class multiservice broadband wireless access systems for global markets. It was founded to provide a breakthrough solution to one of today's critical network bottlenecks - limited availability of last mile broadband access to millions of prospective users worldwide.

Established in January 2002, Approva is redefining the Enterprise Controls Management market to help companies move beyond mere compliance documentation. We deliver products that fuel real business improvement and enhanced productivity.

Arbortext’s software helps companies capture their information in a single media-independent form -- XML -- and automatically publish to multiple media types. For companies producing catalogs, datasheets, operating instructions, user guides, service manuals, training courses, technical journals, reference publications and many other complex documents, Arbortext offers powerful capabilities for capturing existing content, converting it to a single source of XML, and automatically personalizing and publishing that content to multiple outputs: Web, print, CD-ROM and wireless devices.

Arcot Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of software-based digital signatures and identity solutions. Arcot’s solutions combine the ease-of-use, scalability, and cost-effectiveness of a software format with a breakthrough technology approach that offers maximum online protection.

At the intersection of two of the hottest technology markets on the planet - wireless and security - Aruba is a fast-growing, privately-held network infrastructure company founded in February 2002. We pioneered the concept of centralized wireless LANs and are credited with introducing the first modular WLAN switching system. We build high-performance mobility and security systems for enterprises that allow them to seamlessly introduce wireless, security and mobility services over their existing wired networks and managed those services from a single point.

AuctionDrop sells items for you on eBay. We are the only national service with more than 3,800 locations across the country where you can drop-off your items. We do the work and you get a check. It’s that easy.

Audiofy, Inc
Using our proprietary Audiofy™ format, we deliver spoken word content on "Bookchips" -- compact memory cards that are secure, inexpensive and widely available.

Avamar Technologies, Inc. is leading a new wave of innovative solutions that deliver on the promise of disk-based backup, restore and disaster recovery. Founded in Irvine, California, in 1999, Avamar provides enterprises with data management solutions to control the information explosion. Avamar Axion is a scalable solution for enterprise data protection that provides online accessibility, while efficiently storing and protecting valuable information assets.

BC International
BCI is applying landmark patented and proprietary biotechnology to produce ethanol (ethyl alcohol) from low cost and abundant cellulosic biomass materials. BCI’s technology achieves high ethanol yields from the carbohydrates that make up the majority of such materials, and with costs lower than those of either conventional processes that use sugar and starch crops as feedstocks or other technologies that produce ethanol from cellulosic biomass.

Benefit Street
BenefitStreet was founded in 1993 as a Third Party Administrator (TPA) offering qualified plan administration through broker and independent advisor referrals. The firm's work flow was burdened by a traditional balance forward plan reporting process, which relied on client contact performed in person and over the phone. BenefitStreet saw the potential of the Internet, and in 1998 transitioned the firm's accumulated benefits expertise to an automated, web-based administration platform for retirement plans.

The software systems that we create provide clear visibility into business requirements related to IT. We accomplish this though our proprietary software systems that measure business processes and events on the computing devices throughout an enterprise, providing our customers with salient data regarding their company's operations.

Blue Lane Technologies
Blue Lane Technologies is dedicated to easing the pain of patching while eliminating the risk of running unpatched servers. Blue Lane developed the PatchPoint System to fix server-bound traffic by emulating vendor patches inline, which enables servers behind PatchPoint to continue performing just as if the appropriate vendor patch had been installed. PatchPoint puts critical servers into a patched state without introducing the problems associated with patching. Once critical servers are in a patched state, there is ample time to thoroughly test vendor patches without having to worry about unpatched vulnerabilities.

BlueArc Corporation changes the economics of network storage by helping customers manage more information with less effort. BlueArc SiliconServers enable organizations to maximize performance and reduce operating costs through the movement of software functions into programmable hardware.

BlueLithium has brought together a wide spectrum of concepts that have evolved into next-generation Internet advertising solutions. Our technology line includes our proprietary ad-serving product, AdRevolver, which has the capability of delivering billions of ad impressions per month and optimizing those ads using advanced algorithms.

Bluespring Software
Bluespring's BPM Suite is the most complete, easiest-to-use BPM product available, bringing more "out of the box" capabilities than any other BPM vendor on the market.

Bytemobile's innovative products help operators and enterprises expand, leverage, and monetize their 2.5G and 3G networks. Our technologies—widely deployed around the world by more than 50 leading operators and enterprises—dramatically improve the user experience. The overall result is efficient and truly usable mobile data services on laptops, PDAs, and handsets.

Café Press is an online marketplace that offers sellers complete e-commerce services to independently create and sell a wide variety of products, and offers buyers unique merchandise across virtually every topic. Launched in 1999, has empowered individuals, organizations and businesses to create, buy and sell customized merchandise online using the company's unique print-on-demand and e-commerce services. Today, is a growing network of over 2 million members who have unleashed their creativity to transform their artwork and ideas into unique gifts and new revenue streams.

Canyon Bridge
CanyonBridge is developing a series of enterprise applications and a companion application integration framework and deployment platform, based on Web Services technology. The first of these applications are rich, highly interactive thin-client Web access solutions for Microsoft Exchange and other messaging and calendaring systems.

Cast Iron
Cast Iron Systems provides an appliance-based approach that is enabling Fortune 500 companies to connect applications in days rather than months and slash data integration costs by as much as 80%. These companies are completing more projects by choosing the Application Router™ to solve their most common integration problems. This hardware appliance is the fastest and least expensive way to solve data integration, enabling you to install and integrate within hours of delivery. And the results are impressive. Our customers are seeing ROI payback in as little as 4 months.

Chelsio Communications is pioneering the convergence of data and storage networking with its robust, high-performance protocol acceleration technology. Featuring a highly scalable architecture, Chelsio's 10-Gigabit Ethernet adapter card with TCP offload engine (TOE) in hardware delivers the low latency and superior throughput required for high-performance computing applications.

Founded in 2001, and headquartered in San Francisco, CA, CITTIO is a leading provider of system monitoring software. WatchTower™, CITTIO's flagship product, is an enterprise system monitoring and management software application that runs within a Web-based portal environment. The WatchTower solution enables companies to increase IT productivity, efficiently manage distributed systems, reduce downtime and generate business value from the network.

Cohesia Corporation
Who we are: The preferred provider of complete solutions to clients seeking the ability to leverage the knowledge embedded in technical documents, enhancing their ability to create better products and achieve superior business performance. What we do: We provide a commercial software solution to intelligently capture, apply, and validate detailed requirements across organizational boundaries. Our Value: Enable detailed requirements to be intelligently leveraged to improve business performance.

Coley Pharmaceuticals
TLR Therapeutics™ target immune cells' toll-like receptors (TLRs), a family of receptors that have evolved to detect specific molecular patterns characteristic of different classes of pathogens and to direct appropriate immune responses. The Company’s lead investigational TLR Therapeutics are toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9) agonists. These drugs activate dendritic cells and B cells to direct highly specific and targeted immune responses. Coley’s TLR9 agonists activate both innate and adaptive immune responses to treat cancer and infection, generating disease-specific (pathogen or tumor) antibodies and cytotoxic T cells. By activating dendritic cells, TLR9 agonists fight against the development of immune tolerance to pathogens and cancers. Coley’s TLR9 agonists also redirect aberrant immune responses to treat asthma and allergy. Coley’s TLR9 agonist drugs are very well tolerated in clinical trials, owing to their highly potent and targeted mechanism of action, particularly when compared to standard-of-care therapies in these fields.

CombinatoRx, Incorporated is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing new medicines built from synergistic combinations of approved drugs. In less than five years, we have discovered and advanced into clinical trials a portfolio of seven product candidates targeting multiple immuno-inflammatory diseases and cancer, at a total investment, including development of our proprietary screening technology, of less than $50 million.

Content Watch
ContentWatch, Inc. is an innovative company focused on delivering Internet protection solutions for the consumer, library, education, government, and business markets. We provide top-rated, Internet Protection tools specifically designed for the non-technical user. Our product lineup—consisting of ContentCleanup, EmailProtect, PopupProtect, VirusProtect, ContentProtect, ContentProtect Home Suite, ContentProtect Professional and ContentProtect Professional Suite—provides the most reliable and comprehensive Internet Protection solution available today

Continuous Computing
Continuous Computing® was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA. From the beginning the company's strategy has been to provide high availability platform solutions to telecom equipment manufacturers. Continuous Computing received its first order from Sun Microsystems in 1998 and has been growing ever since. The company is now focused on addressing the needs of the high-growth wireless and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) markets.

Corda Technologies
Since its inception in April 1996 as a privately founded corporation, CORDA Technologies, Inc. has been the technology leader in interactive data visualization. Through the culmination of fourteen years of research and development, Corda has produced data presentation solutions and services that reach far beyond the mundane graphs, maps and report creation software of its competitors. Corda has three robust product families with more flexibility, scalability and speed than other solutions. Corda's PopChart™ and OptiMap™ solutions are the leading choice for fast and easy to build charts, graphs and maps. Corda's solutions display data as visual images that provide customers the ability to explore relationships, perform analysis, and more easily comprehend their data. And with automatic generation of descriptive text, the visually impaired can enjoy the same benefits from data comprehension.

Cornice Inc. was formed in August 2000 by Kevin Magenis, former vice president of engineering at Maxtor, and Curt Bruner, formerly the chief electronics architect at Quantum and Intersect. Cornice is an innovator in small, compact, low-cost, high-capacity storage that enables a new generation of pocket-able consumer electronic devices for the world's leading brand-name manufacturers. The Cornice Storage Element (SE) is durable, integrated, personal storage that brings new levels of affordability and content capacity to these devices.

Cortina Systems
Cortina Systems has capitalized on the SONET, Ethernet, POS, ATM, GFP, RPR and XFI protocols by integrating these technologies and providing the market with an optimum solution for line card designs.

Crossbow Technology is a leading supplier of inertial sensor systems for aviation, land, and marine applications and other instrumentation sensors as well as the leading full solutions supplier in the wireless sensor networking arena and the only manufacturer of smart dust wireless sensors. Crossbow has for years been at the forefront of creating and deploying smaller, smarter, wireless sensing devices and mesh networking platforms for large scale defense, environmental, agricultural, industrial monitoring and control, building automation, security and asset tracking applications. Crossbow’s open architecture, TinyOS-based platform, enables highly intelligent multi-sensing devices to dynamically and reliably self-organize to efficiently capture and send detailed physical data anywhere, anytime.

Crystal Voice Communications
CrystalVoice is an innovative company that has developed leading edge technology to enable clear, reliable voice to be transmitted over the Internet. The core of the company's technology is based upon a collection of patent-pending techniques that, when utilized as designed, minimize the acoustic deficiencies of the Internet by masking their presence and compensating for their impact. CrystalVoice was founded in 1999 by a team of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) experts whose experience began long before the explosive growth of the Internet. With more than 50 years of collective research and development experience in addressing the challenges associated with transmission of high-quality voice, CrystalVoice's founders were uniquely positioned to lead the industry in the development of technology to bring high-quality voice to the Internet.

DataPower is not only the original creator of XML-aware networking, but also the most widely deployed provider of XML-aware network devices. DataPower customers worldwide have XML-aware networks that secure, accelerate and enable application processing at price and performance levels not possible with software. DataPower's XML-aware network devices have securely processed billions of dollars in XML transactions.

DataSynapse is a leading provider of grid computing solutions for the virtual enterprise. GridServer, our flagship software product, creates a highly scalable application architecture that enables the broadest set of enterprise applications to run on a shared computing infrastructure. GridServer virtualizes application services and distributes them to run automatically and scale infinitely across shared system resources, creating a standards-based, utility computing capability that delivers substantially higher service levels for radically lower cost

Since its founding in 1998, diCarta, Inc. has been committed to achieving one goal: enabling contract management excellence at the world’s largest, most contract-intensive companies. As an early pioneer, diCarta has often been credited with helping to define the Enterprise Contract Management market.

Digit Wireless
Digit Wireless, Inc. is a technology development and licensing company focused on advanced interface for next-generation mobile and portable products. We have developed several new technologies that offer increasing value in the years to come. Our current focus is exclusively on the Fastap technology as it applies to the mobile environment.

Digital Business Processes
Digital Business Processes expedites the data entry process for Individual Business Professionals, Small Businesses, and Enterprises by converting paper based data into digital data through various imaging technologies. Our primary expertise is utilizing optical character recognition and sophisticated parsing algorithms to extract information from paper documents. Among all our goals, the primary one is to be close to our customers and understand their requirements.

DivX Networks
Today DivX is a truly global phenomenon. Every day, hundreds of thousands of DivX videos are watched on the Internet and on DivX® Certified consumer electronics products. DivX is the format of choice for digital video professionals and amateurs who want to distribute their videos with premium visual quality at small file sizes, earning DivX the moniker "The MP3 of Video."

Dorado Software
Dorado Software, Inc. is a leading developer and provider of network infrastructure management software for network administrators to quickly configure, control and manage next generation network resources. Dorado's Redcell product suite delivers effective and accurate network resource operations in multi-vendor networks for maximizing network availability and operational efficiencies, and enables the rapid deployment of services and applications.

eASIC® has developed a breakthrough technology that allows electronic designers to significantly cut cost, shorten turnaround time and achieve high performance while using conventional design flow and standard manufacturing process. The need for an alternative ASIC solution emerged as in deep submicron design environment the manufacturing complexity increased exponentially and hence the NRE cost is skyrocketing. eASIC’s innovative ASIC fabric is aimed at coping with today’s design challenges by providing re-configurability and ease-of-design required for cost-effective System-on-Chip and rapid product derivatives. With its unique technology, which was successfully validated in silicon, the company is positioned to become the preferred ASIC solution, targeting the market segment defined in between FPGA and Standard Cell and dubbed Structured ASIC.

Ecast, Inc.
Founded in 1999, Ecast Inc. is privately owned with offices in San Francisco. Ecast owns and operates a Location-Based Broadband Network that combines a digital media proprietary software platform, a US-wide broadband network and pay-per-use devices such as digital jukeboxes and games consoles. The platform enables the secure delivery, management and accurate administration of rights usage. Ecast's platform has become the out-of-home digital jukebox standard, powering units built by the leading jukebox manufacturers in the United States.

Egenera (Utility computing)
With its BladeFrame® system of integrated hardware and software, Egenera has set a new standard for simplicity and IT agility in the enterprise datacenter. The Egenera BladeFrame system introduces a new server architecture specifically designed to reduce complexity and improve business responsiveness. The BladeFrame's advanced virtualization technology and PAN ManagerTM software dynamically allocate and repurpose servers to applications as needed without manual intervention. Nearly 100 market-leading businesses around the world trust Egenera to run their most important applications, improve resource utilization, speed application time-to-market, and lower total cost of ownership.

eHarmony was founded in 2000 by relationship expert Dr. Neil Clark Warren to help people build successful, long-lasting relationships. After 35 years of private counseling, research and public speaking, Dr. Warren created eHarmony, combining clinical expertise with the latest technology. Our mission: to help millions of people find the right partner for life-long love and happiness. Scientific research has shown that picking the right person is the best way to achieve a great relationship. But how do you make a great choice in a club, church event, or party, where appearance and small talk is really all you have to go on? Using the internet, eHarmony is able to learn about its members from the inside out and match them based on deep, meaningful characteristics. Our detailed questionnaire measures the intricate facets of a person, including the 29 dimensions that are most important in relationship success. We then match singles who have the best chance of making great relationship partners. And to improve the chances of success even more, we guide matches as they get to know each other with a unique guided communication process.

Elemental Security
Elemental is a pioneer in Security Compliance Management. The company was founded in late 2002 to address the inability of enterprises to bridge the gap between documented security policies and the real state of individual computers on the network. Elemental provides a policy-based solution for unified visibility and control to manage the security compliance of dynamic computing environments, enabling enterprises to satisfy compliance requirements and measurably improve their security.

EmergeCore Networks develops high value, low cost, integrated IT solutions for small business. The "IT in a Box"®, integrates a 4port-switch, router, and application server in one, low cost, platform that is easy to use. The All in One solution gives the small business the ability to employ IT functions at a low cost. The easy to use system does not require a highly trained IT administrator. The IT-100 provides the small business the ability to have an E-mail server, including Web based Email, allowing the sending and receiving of email from any computer connected to the Internet. The IT-100 is a Firewall, File Server, FTP Server, Proxy Server, DHCP Server, NAT Server, and a Web Server, with the ability to host multiple domains, complete with integrated graphical Web Statistics per domain. The IT-100 has built in Alarms & Monitoring so the small business owner knows if any problems arise on the network. With the built in Wireless LAN Access Point a small business can have a flexible network, without wires, saving the expensive task of wiring an office.

Endeca Technologies
Endeca InFront has emerged as the leader in Search and Guided Navigation for eCommerce. Innovative enterprises like Wal-Mart, IBM, Texas Instruments, and Home Depot rely on Endeca InFront for their most critical customer-facing applications. InFront is the easiest way for customers to find what they're looking for, thanks to the combination of a powerful new innovation called Guided Navigation® with the best search engine available today. These are complemented with features like merchandising and custom catalogs, providing the best user experience available anywhere. At the same time, the new technology that makes Endeca InFront possible helps IT experts meet their most aggressive scale and performance goals, while also substantially lowering total cost of ownership.

Enpirion's mission is to be the premier provider of Power Systems on a Chip for Point of Load and Dynamic Power Management applications. Our proprietary technology provides designers the performance of a high efficiency switching DC-to-DC converter with the size and simplicity normally associated with a linear regulator. Our technology represents the first major innovation in integrated power technology in over a decade. Founded in 2001 by leading technologists from Bell Labs, Enpirion is creating products based on years of leading edge research in integrated power technologies. Enpirion is headquartered in Northwest New Jersey.

FatPipe Networks
FatPipe Networks™ is the inventor and patent holder of router clustering technology for the deployment of mission critical Internet/WAN access. FatPipe products provide high speed, highly redundant and reliable connections, and additional security of data transmission, and are compatible with any ISP, application, hardware, and technology.

Fortinet was founded in 2000 by Ken Xie, the visionary founder and former president and CEO of NetScreen, later sold to Juniper for more than $3.5 billion. The company is privately held and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with customer support, development and sales facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia to ensure continuous customer success. Force10 Networks is the pioneer in resilient Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet switching and routing. Founded in 1999, Force10 revolutionized networking with the E-Series switch/router—the first product to deliver true line rate 10 Gigabit Ethernet switching and routing. The Force10 E-Series switch/routers provide best-in-class resiliency, unmatched scalability and line rate performance in all deployment configurations. Based on a patented architecture that combines fully distributed hardware and modular software, the E-series switch/router ensures predictable application performance, increases network availability and reduces operating costs.

Using Fortinet's ASIC innovation and performance acceleration capabilities, FortiGate Systems detect and eliminate the most damaging, content-based threats from email and Web traffic such as viruses, worms, intrusions, inappropriate Web content and more in real time - without degrading network performance. In addition to providing application level protection, FortiGate systems give users their choice of 'best in class' network-level services - firewall, VPN, intrusion detection and traffic shaping - delivering a complete network protection services in dedicated, easily managed platforms. These products and subscription services have won the industry's largest number of awards and certifications while continue to lead the performance benchmarks for either individual 'best in class security applications' or as an integrated Unified Threat Management (UTM) solution

FrontBridge Technologies delivers award-winning managed services that ensure the security, compliance, and continuity of an increasingly complex corporate messaging infrastructure. Its comprehensive set of Total Message Management services mitigate regulatory compliance and legal discovery risk; secure against internal and external messaging threats; and, preserve the reliability, productivity and continuity of email during emergency situations. FrontBridge provisions its services across the only globally load-balanced network to demonstrate 100% historic uptime. Its complete line of fully-managed, perimeter-based services includes -- email and instant message archiving for compliance, content and policy enforcement, spam and virus elimination, disaster recovery, email encryption, and email continuity.

Good Technology
Good Technology is the leader in wireless handheld computing software and service, using industry standards to provide the corporate applications enterprises need on the handhelds they choose over the networks they prefer. The company’s GoodAccess and GoodLink products extend mission-critical enterprise applications—including Microsoft Exchange, Oracle, and Siebel—to mobile employees when and where they need them.

Since 1994, Greenfield Online has served as the premier Internet survey solution provider for research and consulting companies. Today, we continue to help you gather the consumer insights you need, using our Internet-based research tools, top-notch industry expertise and a panel community of millions of global double opt-in members.

HelloSoft is a leading provider of high-performance communications IP for next generation VoIP and Wireless devices and equipment. HelloSoft is funded by the leading venture capital firms such as Venrock Associates, Sofinnova Ventures, Acer Technology Ventures and JumpStartup Venture. HelloSoft licenses customizable Physical Layer and Networking Protocol IP to semiconductor companies and OEMs for Voice-Over-Packet, Wireless LAN, and 2.5G/3G Wireless. HelloSoft’s solutions are provided as a suite of integrated products that include DSP software, Networking software, RTL, a complete reference design and design services to customize these solutions to customer needs. Products that will utilize one or more of HelloSoft's solutions include next-generation mobile phones, personal digital assistants, IP phones, set-top boxes, game consoles, residential gateways, enterprise and SOHO gateways, WLAN access points, carrier-class media gateways, softswitches, and mobile base stations.

iAssessment is an education technology company that develops web-based tools for K-12 professional development assessment and delivery management, grant and performance report administration, and systems unification. The company’s management team has collectively spent more than 20 years developing software solutions and providing consulting services to the primary and secondary education sector. The Company’s foundation is web-based assessment, it has since expanded its offerings to include automated professional development training delivery, management and compliance reporting.

Founded in 1998, iBAHN® is the worldwide leading provider of wired and wireless broadband services to the hospitality industry. Every month, more than a quarter million business travelers rely on iBAHN to keep them connected—and productive—while on the road. iBAHN’s secure broadband solutions are available in more than 2,000 hotels and 269,000 guest and hotel meeting rooms worldwide. iBAHN is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, with additional offices in North America and Europe.

iBoats, started in 1998, is the largest full-featured Internet-based company that serves both recreational boaters and marine businesses in the $36 billion dollar marine industry. For tens of millions of recreational boating, fishing enthusiasts and water-sports consumers throughout North America, iboats offers an extremely large selection of e-commerce purchasing opportunities consisting of tens of thousands of boating accessories and engine parts, thousands of non-current new and slightly used boat motors with warranties, and rebuilt motors and major boat engine components with warranties.

ID Analytics
ID Analytics' advanced analytical solutions are used to manage identity risk, prevent identity fraud across the customer lifecycle and comply with new government regulations. Utilizing the ID Network(TM), the nation's first and only real-time fraud prevention system, ID Analytics helps its clients capture more legitimate business quickly, effectively, profitably.

Ikanos Communications develops silicon solutions that are focused on delivering fiber-fast broadband access over existing copper lines. Ikanos has created highly integrated silicon solutions that are programmable in the field, compliant with international standards, and support both ATM and Ethernet network connectivity. In addition, the Ikanos solutions offer best in class performance, with the most granular bandwidth scalability and industry leading aggregate throughput of up to 150 Mbps over a single copper line.

Impinj, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company whose patented Self-Adaptive Silicon® technology enables its two synergistic business lines: high performance RFID and cost-effective semiconductor intellectual property (SIP). Impinj is a leading contributor to the RFID standards for high volume supply-chain applications worldwide and is leveraging its technical expertise and industry partnerships to deliver the GrandPrix™ solution, comprising tags, readers, software, systems integration and high-volume manufacturing to offer low-cost UHF RFID that just works. Impinj’s innovative SIP products, core to the company’s RFID tags, are licensed to leading semiconductor companies worldwide, allowing them to cost-effectively integrate crucial nonvolatile memory alongside analog and digital functionality on a single chip. Our exclusive technology, Self-Adaptive Silicon®, uses transistor physics in a fundamentally new way, enabling precision analog and wideband RF in low cost, high density logic CMOS. This technology breakthrough provides a true competitive advantage, enabling mixed-signal System-On-Chip (SoC) products.

Infinera provides Digital Optical Networking systems to telecommunications carriers worldwide. Infinera’s systems are unique in their use of a breakthrough semiconductor technology: the Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC). Infinera’s systems and PIC technology give optical networks simpler engineering and operations, faster time-to-service, and more flexible networking.

Infoblox develops products used to build nonstop Network Identity Infrastructure (NII). NII is the essential set of systems that store and deliver information about users, devices, and policies to networked devices and applications.

IN-FUSIO is a mobile games service provider. Created in August 1998, it was the first to launch the concept of games for mobile phones. Today, IN-FUSIO is Europe’s leader in downloadable games, providing a global gaming service to mobile operators.

Founded in 1999, Ingenio, Inc. is an Internet company enabling buyers and sellers of services and information to connect and transact by leveraging two powerful communications vehicles – the Internet and the telephone. Ingenio's novel technology, protected by a dozen issued patents, seamlessly integrates these two ubiquitous, yet technically complex, mediums, allowing businesses and service providers to effectively acquire customers and grow revenue. Since its inception, Ingenio has connected more than 2 million buyers and sellers in 50 different countries through its web and telephony platform, and today produces 20 million e-commerce minutes each quarter. The company's technology powers its Ingenio Pay Per Call™ Advertising Platform and Network, the first and only end-to-end, performance-based advertising system that allows any business to tap the popularity of local Internet search and drive targeted phone leads – rather than clicks – as a fast and effective means for acquiring customers. Ingenio's suite of products also includes its industry-leading Live!Advice™ Directories, which facilitate real-time transactions between buyers and sellers of advice and information. The company's solutions are utilized by top-tier organizations including AOL, Microsoft, SBC, and the IRS. Headquartered in San Francisco, Ingenio is backed by leading blue-chip investors and generated more than $65 million in gross receipts in 2004.

InQuira improves the quality of customer interactions through websites and contact centers with its leading intelligent search solutions. InQuira's solutions leverage InQuira's patented intelligent search technology to understand a customer's intent in real time, and dynamically create a personalized response that incorporates the right information, data, and links to applications from across an enterprise to meet that customer's need. InQuira's blue-chip customers include AT&T;, Bank of America, BEA Systems, Charter One Bank, Fidelity Investments, General Electric, Honda, Sovereign Bank and SunTrust.

Integration Associates
Integration Associates is a fabless semiconductor company headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices and design centers in Europe and North America. Integration Associates designs and delivers tested wafers and packaged ICs for wireless, wireline, and power system management applications for a wide range of systems. For more information about Integration Associates and its products, visit

IronPort Systems is the leading email security provider for organizations ranging from small businesses to the Global 2000. The company has developed a family of email security appliances, the IronPort C-Series™, that offer breakthrough performance, unprecedented ease of use and reduced total cost of ownership. IronPort is driving new standards and providing innovative products for those faced with the monumental task of managing, protecting, and growing mission-critical email systems. For more information on IronPort products and services, visit:

Isilon is the premier provider of intelligent clustered storage systems. Isilon's award-winning family of Isilon IQ products consists of high-performance clustered storage systems that combine an intelligent distributed file system with modular industry-standard hardware to deliver unmatched simplicity and scalability. Isilon IQ was designed for digital content and large data-intensive markets, such as media and entertainment, digital imaging, life sciences, oil and gas and the Federal Government. The Seattle-based company is financed by Lehman Brothers Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, Atlas Venture, Madrona Venture Group and Focus Ventures.

JacobsRimell is a leading provider of identity based service provisioning solutions to create, deliver and personalize services such as Digital TV, interactive TV, tiered broadband Internet access, ISP services, voice services using VoIP, and other advanced Internet-based services. The company's products enable service providers to generate new revenue streams by more quickly 'turning on' new subscribers and offering new value-added services while at the same time reducing operating cost through subscriber self-service. Solutions have been deployed in 13 countries worldwide with customers ranging from global telecommunications giants to Tier 1 and 2 cable operators. Founded in 1997, JacobsRimell ( is headquartered in London with offices in the US, Europe, and Asia. JacobsRimell is a privately held company financed by leading telecom venture capital firms Advent International, Digital Networks, eTechnology VCT and Fidelity Ventures.

Based in San Francisco, JasperSoft is the leading provider of commercial open source reporting solutions. Anchored by the world’s most popular open source reporting engine JasperReports, and its complementary commercial reporting product, JasperDecisions, JasperSoft brings customers the best of the open source and commercial software worlds. More than 10,000 companies in over 50 countries currently use JasperSoft in their operations. Delivering broad deployment and lower cost of ownership to customers worldwide, JasperSoft customers have the benefits of solutions that are backed by a community and supported by a company.

Jigsaw Data Corp
Jigsaw is an online marketplace where people buy, sell and trade business contact information. The Jigsaw marketplace offers members access to a database of corporate contact information that increases efficiency by shortening the time required to find necessary business contacts. The data contributions and collaborative oversight continuously made by the Jigsaw community ensures the accuracy and growth of the Jigsaw marketplace. Jigsaw Data Corporation is located in San Mateo, California. The company is funded by El Dorado Ventures and Norwest Venture Partners.
Founded in 2003, JiWire provides information and services to help mobile professionals and computer enthusiasts find and connect to the wireless Internet. Through relationships with 400 Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs) and thousands of independent venues, JiWire offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to free and commercial hotspot locations around the world as well as unbiased how-to guides, product reviews, and industry news. This critical information, combined with services to manage and securely connect to any wireless network, offers users everything they need to safely and easily connect without wires -- anywhere. Customers include AvantGo, CNET Networks,, PC World,, and, among others. was named one of the "50 Coolest Websites" by Time Magazine and is a recipient of a 2005 Mobility Award presented by MobileTrax. With over one million people using JiWire's services, the company has created one of the world's largest WiFi communities.

Jot Spot
JotSpot, headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., is the first application wiki company. Founded and led by co-founders Joe Kraus and Graham Spencer, the company has a mission of making Web applications simple to build through the power of wiki. The JotSpot technology turns today’s document wiki into an application development platform and expands the boundaries of what a wiki can do for enterprise and workgroup users.

Key Labs
KeyLabs’ BottomLine Quality Management Framework™ (QMF™) provides managers with a proven quality solution that balances the costs and risks of technology development while improving overall quality and competitiveness. QMF brings an end-to-end, top-to-bottom approach to managing a product’s quality. We bring world-class quality assurance methodologies, tools and facilities, experienced organizational advisory, and sophisticated risk assessment together to provide critical bottom line focused decision making ability.

Konarka builds products that convert light to energy - anywhere. Konarka is the leading developer of polymer photovoltaic products that provide a source of renewable power in a variety of form factors for commercial, industrial, government and consumer applications. Konarka's photovoltaic nanotechnology is focused on delivering lightweight, flexible, scalable and manufacturable products. Konarka has a broad portfolio of patents, technology licenses and an accomplished technical team. Nobel Laureate Professor Alan Heeger (UC Santa Barbara) is a director, co-founder and chief scientist for Konarka. Konarka Technologies is headquartered in Lowell, Mass., U.S.A., with European headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany, and research and development facilities in Austria and Switzerland.

Lagan Technologies
Lagan was established in 1994 and delivers CRM solutions, principally to the Government and Communications sectors through Frontline - a sophisticated software solution that allows organizations to communicate effectively with their citizens or customers by telephone, face to face and electronic channels and in any supported language.

Formed in 1998 as a 4th Dimension development company, Lamina has grown over the years to encompass many new technologies. In particular we have embraced the emerging web technologies, HTML, Java, Javasript, XML and SOAP where we consider these appropriate to meeting our clients needs.

LANDesk Software is a leading provider of system and security management solutions for desktops, servers and mobile devices across the enterprise. LANDesk Software enables thousands of organizations to easily deploy and use end-to-end management solutions. LANDesk Software is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, with offices located in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Laszlo Systems
Laszlo Systems is the original developer of the open source platform OpenLaszlo, and provider of rich Internet applications and services that advance the Web experience. OpenLaszlo is an XML-native foundation for building next generation Web applications that increase customer retention, conversion and brand loyalty. Laszlo provides comprehensive support services, education, and commercial application modules so that any company can easily make the move to rich Internet applications.

Linden Lab
Linden Lab was founded in 1999 by Philip Rosedale to create a revolutionary new form of shared 3D experience. The former CTO of RealNetworks, Rosedale pioneered the development of many of today’s streaming media technologies, including RealVideo. In April 2003, noted software pioneer Mitch Kapor, founder of Lotus Development Corporation, was named Chairman. Based in San Francisco, Linden Lab employs a senior team bringing together deep expertise in physics, 3D graphics and networking. Team members have previously worked for market leading companies such as Electronic Arts, Maxis, Disney, THQ, Acclaim, Hasbro, Mattel and RealNetworks.

LinkedIn is a networking tool that helps you discover inside connections to recommended job candidates, industry experts and business partners. Through LinkedIn, you can accelerate your business effectiveness and career success by leveraging the network you already have. LinkedIn makes it easy to receive and seek out opportunities through your extended network while protecting your privacy, your inbox and your existing professional relationships. Professionals also get access to LinkedIn Jobs, a relationship-powered job network that allows professionals to search job listings and discover inside connections to hiring managers, HR professionals and recruiters. Employers and recruiters can post positions on LinkedIn Jobs and get great candidates recommended by their trusted contacts. LinkedIn is currently used by over 2.7 million professionals across the globe. This makes LinkedIn’s base of registered users three times larger than those of all other online business networks combined. LinkedIn has over 800,000 users in Europe and over 230,000 in Asia.

Linux Networx
Linux Networx provides proven cluster computing systems that deliver maximum sustained performance and high return on investment to our customers. The company’s computing systems are used for simulation, analysis and modeling. Through its innovative Evolocity® hardware, cluster management tools and professional service and support, Linux Networx provides end-to-end clustering solutions. To date, the company has built some of the fastest cluster systems in the world, and boasts numerous Fortune 500 customers.

Lipomics develops tools for drug discovery and personalized medicine using proprietary technologies for lipid metabolite analysis and data interpretation. We generate a comprehensive understanding of lipid metabolism from plasma, serum or tissue samples by combining quantitative measurements of lipid metabolites with proprietary algorithms for mapping the lipomic profiles to biochemical pathways. In partnership with pharmaceutical and nutrition companies, Lipomics uses our technology to speed drug discovery processes, improve clinical trial stratification, reduce late-stage drug attrition, discover new biomarkers, develop early tests for monitoring drug response, and enable individualized health management.

LiveOps is the nation's largest domestic outsourced call center making exclusive use of home-based operators (agents). Our LiveOps agents run their own, individual home-based businesses using a PC, Internet connection and phone to take calls in their homes according to their own schedules. Our proprietary technology platform enables them to provide immediate, superior service to our customers. The combination of our high-caliber agents, large scale service, and revolutionary technology platform sets LiveOps apart from our competitors in the $30B outsourced teleservices market.

LogLogic’s appliances provide high-performance log data aggregation, analysis, and retention for enterprise IT departments. The scalable LogLogic network infrastructure significantly accelerates response time to data center security and performance events, while providing complete log data archives for compliance and legal protection. Based in San Jose, CA, LogLogic serves Global 2000 organizations that depend on immediate visibility into high volumes of log data under the most demanding traffic conditions.

Mark Logic
Mark Logic Corporation is the provider of the industry’s leading XML content server. Mark Logic works with providers of information products to accelerate new product creation, deliver products through multiple channels, integrate content from different sources, repurpose content into multiple products, build custom publishing systems, and mine content to find previously undiscovered information. MarkLogic Server does this by enabling companies to query, manipulate, and render XML content using the W3C-standard XQuery language. Designed for high performance and scalability, MarkLogic Server can deliver millisecond response times against multi-terabyte contentbases. Mark Logic is privately held and backed by Sequoia Capital and Lehman Brothers.

MarketLive, Inc., a pioneer of Intelligent Selling® online, is a nationally recognized Web technology and design company serving the catalog, direct marketing, retail, and industries. The MarketLive® Intelligent Selling® System from MarketLive, Inc. is the enterprise-class is enterprise-class, Java™-based rapid e-commerce development application built from the ground up specifically for catalogers, retailers, direct marketers, and manufacturers. MarketLive, Inc. has over 140 employees. It was founded in 1995 by entrepreneur Ken Burke and is located in Petaluma, California.

Massive is the premier 3D animation system for generating crowd-related visual effects for film and television. Using Massive, an animator or TD designs characters with a set of reactions to what is going on around them. The reactions of the characters determine what they do and how they do it. Their reactions can even simulate emotive qualities such as bravery, weariness, or joy. The agent reactions can control key-framed or motion captured animation clips called actions. Characters that perform on their own in this way are referred to as agents. Massive is a system for designing and running such agents. When scaled up into the hundreds - or hundreds of thousands - the interaction within the crowd that emerges from these individuals is highly realistic.

Matrix Semiconductor
Founded in 1998, Matrix Semiconductor, Inc. has pioneered the design and development of three-dimensional (3-D) integrated circuits. This fundamental breakthrough in IC design enables a new class of low cost, high density, secure One-Time-Programmable (OTP), non-volatile memory products, designed to meet the unique requirements of high volume consumer electronic markets. Matrix® 3-D Memory sets new standards for low-cost, programmable memory chips and cards. As a fabless semiconductor company, Matrix realizes enormous economic advantages by relying on its world-class partners for the manufacturing and distribution of its products, leveraging their existing infrastructure, investments, and vast resources. To meet anticipated high volume demand for Matrix’s consumable memory products, the company has partnered with TSMC – the world’s largest semiconductor foundry – to manufacture its chips. Matrix’s memory products will come to market under world-leading consumer brands, allowing Matrix to focus on design innovation and cost reduction paths that will enable it to quickly respond to evolving customer and market demands.

MaxPreps publishes the most comprehensive sports information Web site in the world, featuring stats, stories and photos, starring high school athletes and the outstanding men and women who spend countless hours coaching them. This year, will feature 400,000 varsity athletes, participating on nearly 18,000 teams from over 3,600 schools, and playing in over 300,000 games. When launched during the 2002/2003 school year, MaxPreps covered 55 schools in the Sacramento area. During 2003/2004, MaxPreps expanded to cover 1,200 schools throughout California. For 2004/2005, MaxPreps will serve the entire nation. MaxPreps provides two levels of coverage, MaxPreps Nationwide Football Coverage, and MaxPreps Enhanced Coverage in select states.

MaxStream is the leading worldwide developer of wireless networking for electronic devices. MaxStream provides wireless modem modules, stand-alone radio modems, RF design services and supporting software. Products and services by MaxStream include designing, manufacturing and supporting wireless communications for embedded systems.

Mazu Networks
Mazu Networks is the leading provider of network-wide intrusion prevention solutions for the enterprise. Mazu's systems protect networks from worms, insider threats and denial of service attacks. Our solutions enable enterprises to leverage existing network infrastructure to detect and mitigate new attacks with surgical precision, harden networks against future attacks, and monitor and audit usage of sensitive assets and network services. Mazu is backed by premier venture capital firms, including Greylock, Matrix Partners, Pilot House Ventures Group, Benchmark Capital and StarVest Partners. Symantec Corporation also is an investor in the Company. Mazu is an IBM Business Partner. Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Mazu also has locations in New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

Established in 1999, Mediabolic is an industry-leading provider of software infrastructure and services for connected entertainment devices. Mediabolic embraces industry standards and provides infrastructure and services that empower its manufacturing partners to extend the capabilities of their products to ultimately expand their revenue potential while saving money. Using a standards-based open architecture, Mediabolic’s technology has enabled its partners to ship award-winning solutions across diverse platforms to the consumer market.

Medsphere Systems
Medsphere Systems Corporation is the leading provider of Medsphere OpenVista, a fully integrated Electronic Health Record (EHR). Medsphere OpenVista helps healthcare providers deliver better, safer and more consistent care to all patients through a comprehensive suite of clinical, financial, and administrative modules including a fully integrated Electronic Medical Record (EMR), Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE), and Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA). Based in Aliso Viejo, CA, Medsphere provides cost-effective, comprehensive and proven software and professional service solutions for healthcare provider organizations nationwide.

Mellanox delivers field-proven interconnect solutions for communications, storage and compute clustering that are changing the shape of both business and technical computing. As the leader of industry-standard, InfiniBand-based silicon and system solutions, Mellanox provides a worry-free interconnect fabric for data centers and technical compute clusters which demand increased efficiency and improved return on investment. With all first tier server vendors and leading storage vendors providing products based on three generations of InfiniBand technology, Mellanox is the driving force behind the most cost-effective, highest performance interconnect solutions available. Convergence in today's data center environment is driving companies worldwide to put in place a cost-sensitive, unified interconnect that can support communications, storage and compute clustering. This convergence within the data center requires tremendous performance and efficiency from the interconnect fabric. Addressing this challenge, Mellanox offers solutions that improve, both the utilization and performance of clustered systems, and significantly reduce total cost of ownership - delivering supercomputing performance at business computing prices.

Melodeo has created an all-in-one mobile music system that we provide to Mobile Operators. This system lets users shop for music on their mobile phone, download it to the mobile phone and listen to it anywhere or any time in high quality stereo. Backed by a team of seasoned professionals who have developed some of the most successful mobile phone technology to date, Melodeo is able to offer phone operators a complete, turnkey system. The Melodeo Mobile Music Solution enables users to download full-length music tracks in high fidelity stereo to mass-market mobile phones over a wireless network. We focus on delivering the highest quality end-user experience while minimizing the use of network resources for the operator. Simply purchase the software and we take care of the rest; from billing to metrics, content acquisition and support, Melodeo has you covered.

MFORMA is a leading global publisher and distributor of mobile entertainment. MFORMA provides wireless operators and their customers with the world's best content and brands, and provides developers and brand owners with the shortest route to market. MFORMA’s customers include more than 100 of the world’s leading wireless carriers in 40 countries. In addition to the industry's most comprehensive catalog of BREW, Java, SMS, MMS, and WAP games, MFORMA provides music, sports, lifestyle, and information services subscription products. MFORMA’s carrier-grade platform manages the delivery of downloadable games and applications for some of the world’s largest carriers and MFORMA provides wireless operators everything they need to deliver mobile entertainment products to their customers—tools, platforms, content. MFORMA is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, USA with facilities in Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego; London and Manchester, England; Shanghai and Beijing, China; and Seoul, Korea.

Micro Fabrica
Founded in 1999 as MEMGen Corporation, Microfabrica Inc. is a leader in microdevice manufacturing. The company’s breakthrough proprietary EFAB technology brings a new paradigm to micro-fabrication, offering unprecedented flexibility, ease-of-use and quick time-to-market in a wide range of applications including wireless, consumer electronics, automotive and military/aerospace. EFAB is the first manufacturing technology that can fabricate intricate, truly three-dimensional microdevices by depositing many tens of precision metal layers (layers can be up to 50 µm thick). The technology opens up a world of possibilities for complex microdevices and microsystems previously impossible or impractical to manufacture using other approaches.

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in New York City, created the world's first Document SuperHub. With patented technology and a highly automated production model, customers' digital files are rapidly and flawlessly printed and bound. Finished documents can be delivered as early as the next morning, according to customer specifications. Clients range from Fortune 100 Companies to small- and mid-sized firms, and include companies such as CitiGroup, jetBlue, Pfizer, Reuters America, TD Waterhouse, The Timberland Company, Toys "R" Us, Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Perot Systems. Investors include Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Draper Fisher Jurvetson Gotham, and HarbourVest Partners and Hewlett-Packard.

Miradia designs and manufactures a micro-mirror array that drives high performance, high definition displays. Founded in 2003, the company is focused on reducing the cost of high definition rear projection TVs, home theater and business front projectors by utilizing disruptive breakthrough technology. Miradia's unique design for a mirror based micro-display leverages standard IC manufacturing process flows and bonding technology not available over 25 years ago when the first fundamental micro-mirror design patents were awarded to IBM.

Mirra, Inc. is a developer of digital content protection products for the home and small business markets. Mirra was founded in 2002 by Tim Bucher, an original engineering team executive at WebTV, former Vice President of Consumer Products at Microsoft, and former Senior Vice President of Macintosh Hardware Development at Apple Computer. In September 2003, the Mirra Personal Server made its debut at the prestigious DEMOmobile conference, where it won a DEMOgod award for “bringing mobility home.” The Mirra Personal Server is an easy-to-use, multiple-PC backup server designed for home and small business professionals who need a simple and affordable way to protect, remotely access, and share their important digital files.

Mobile 365
Mobile 365 leads the world in the global delivery and settlement of mobile messaging and data services. Delivering over one billion messages per month, Mobile 365 is the global leader in mobile interoperability messaging, including SMS, MMS, WAP, and Instant Messaging. With links into more than 500 mobile operators around the world, Mobile 365's global connectivity and network reliability inspire confidence that your inter-operator messages and interactive campaigns get successfully delivered, and that your revenue is always processed quickly. Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, USA, Mobile 365 has offices in Beijing, Guangzhou, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, Paris, San Mateo (California, USA), S㯠Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, and Taipei. Major operator customers include Verizon Wireless, Vodafone, AT&T Wireless, T-Mobile, Telcel, Telefonica, and O2. Major brand customers include Volvo, Sony Pictures, MSN, Citibank, Siemens, Ogilvy, Dunkin' Donuts, Vodafone, and more.

ModViz’s software solutions help organizations visualize very complex or extremely large 3D data sets on high-performance computing clusters. We optimize and extend 3D visualization beyond the technical bounds and cost limitations of traditional engineering workstations so our customers can continue to gain insight and make better decisions as their data requirements grow. Our strong commitment to standards plus industry-leading partnerships puts our customers at the forefront of visualization cluster solutions. ModViz’s core product Virtual Graphics Platform™ (VGP™) provides to customers, independent software vendors, cluster computing manufacturers and application developers a common, standard-based 3D graphics computing platform that delivers supercomputing level visualization with extreme data size and scalability on high-performance clusters of lower-cost computing nodes. ModViz is a privately held, venture-backed company which was originally spun out from Siemens AG. ModViz was recently funded by Selby Venture Partners, a leading early-stage venture fund in Silicon Valley, and LMS Capital, the investment arm of London Merchant Securities plc (LON: LMSO), a publicly-traded, leading venture capital and real estate investment company based in the United Kingdom. Additional investors included Atrium Venture Partners, the Halo Fund II and The Angels Forum. ModViz is located in Oakland, CA.

StreamCast Networks, Inc. created one of the most popular peer-to-peer software products in the world, Morpheus StreamCast Networks is a digital communications solutions provider that is revolutionizing Internet digital media distribution and communications via Morpheus, a unique software-driven solution that enables users to communicate directly with one another more efficiently on an unprecedented scale. StreamCast Networks is backed by Timberline Venture Partners, the independently managed Northwest affiliate of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, as well as angel investors. In addition to developing and distributing one of the most popular peer-to-peer file sharing products Morpheus, StreamCast Networks, Inc. operates the portal for independent artists and labels, and, the distribution site of the Morpheus software product.

Motia is a fabless semiconductor company focused on enabling multi-element smart antennas (including MIMO) with RFICs. The Company’s standards-compliant adaptive beamforming technologies easily integrate with wireless transceiver ICs to enhance the overall functionality and performance of wireless systems providers’ products.

MyFamily, Inc. provides the largest and most popular collection of online information for connecting families with their histories and with one another. The company’s tools, content and community empower individuals to find the people most important to them, and to discover and share their unique family stories. The MyFamily network of web-based products includes,,,, and The company also publishes Family Tree Maker, the #1 selling family tree software, Ancestry Magazine, Genealogical Computing Magazine, over 50 book titles, and numerous databases on CD-ROM.

MySQL AB develops and supports a family of high performance, affordable database servers and tools. The company's flagship product is MySQL, the world's most popular open source database, with more than six million active installations. Many of the world's largest organizations, including Yahoo!, Sabre Holdings, The Associated Press, Suzuki and NASA are realizing significant cost savings by using MySQL to power high-volume Web sites, business-critical enterprise applications and packaged software. With headquarters in Sweden and the United States - and operations around the world - MySQL AB supports both open source values and corporate customers' needs in a profitable, sustainable business.

NeoScale Systems
NeoScale Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise-class security solutions for data storage. The company provides a suite of products designed to add scalable, high-performance, strong encryption and authentication services that enable organizations to readily achieve storage data confidentiality in a variety of online, nearline and offline storage environments. The resulting solution lowers the cost of protecting highly accessible, distributed storage infrastructures, while also enabling greater efficiencies for the management of storage capacity, consolidation, continuity and compliance. NeoScale System Inc. was founded in June of 2000, and has headquarters in Milpitas, California.

Netezza is the market leader in enterprise-class data warehouse appliances that deliver breakthrough performance and ease-of-use at a fraction of the cost of traditional data warehouse solutions. The Netezza Performance Server® data warehouse appliance makes it possible for F1000 companies to access enormous amounts of dynamic, detailed data quickly, and perform analyses that just weren't possible—or affordable—with older, general-purpose systems. With the NPS® system, customers like Acxiom Corporation, Ahold USA,, Cingular Wireless, CNET Networks, Epsilon, Orange UK, Premier, Inc., Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation, TELUS Mobility, The TJX Companies and others now have the ultimate competitive advantage—the power to question everything. Founded in 2000 and based in Framingham, MA, Netezza is financed by Matrix Partners, Charles River Ventures, Battery Ventures, Orange Ventures, Sequoia Capital and Meritech Capital Partners

In 1998, NetScaler's founders saw the need to help businesses overcome the weaknesses and inefficiencies of the Internet infrastructure, such as slow load times, security threats, overloaded servers, and others. Today, the company has applied its innovation in Request Switching™ technology to solve the challenges faced by enterprises, e-commerce vendors, and content providers who are overwhelmed by the complexity and expense of securely delivering business-critical applications over the Internet and private networks.

NexTag, Inc. is the leading comparison shopping site for products, mortgages, travel, cars and more. The company's proprietary Search And Match technology (SAM) helps shoppers quickly compare prices for products and services. NexTag's highly qualified traffic and performance-based pricing makes it an extremely efficient sales channel for thousands of retailers, service providers and individuals. Over 11 million people per month use to research, compare, and buy products and services online. The company was also recently recognized as the fastest growing comparison shopping service on the Internet.

Nextance, Inc.
Nextance is setting the standard for enterprise contract management (ECM) solutions, helping Fortune 1000 companies increase the strategic value and realize the full financial return of their contractual relationships. Using Nextance to carefully manage your relationships by managing your contracts helps to increase profitability, better relationships with customers, vendors, and partners, improve employee productivity, and decrease business and financial risk. Nextance customers, including Covenant Health, Eastman Chemical Company, Fireman’s Fund, Genzyme Corporation, Sasol, and Sun Microsystems, are using the Nextance Intelligent Enterprise every day throughout their business to tap into the value that’s written into every one of their thousands of sales, procurement, IP licensing, and partner agreements. Nextance is based in Redwood City, CA, and is privately held.

Omniture, Inc., headquartered in Orem, Utah, is the pioneer of on–demand Web analytics technology that delivers the essential intelligence needed by Web commerce leaders and innovators to drive the business decisions that increase ROI. Omniture is the largest on–demand Web analytics provider by revenue, and Omniture's SiteCatalyst is the most mature and comprehensive technology on the market, offering industry leading scalability and flexibility combined with an intuitive user interface. Omniture is the only company in its market to offer a comprehensive view of activity on a company's Web site that includes historical and real–time analysis and reporting. In addition, Omniture offers knowledgeable professional service teams, experienced in helping customers determine the questions they must ask to arrive at the answers they require. Proof of its world–class technology and outstanding team, Omniture has the highest level of retained and satisfied customers in the market, including eBay, AOL, Wal–Mart, Gannett, Microsoft, Oracle,, GM and Hewlett-Packard.

Open Silicon
Open-Silicon, Inc. is a fabless ASIC company delivering the most cost-effective, predictable and reliable custom ASIC solution to electronics product customers worldwide. Open-Silicon's OpenMODEL™ is the semiconductor industry's first end-to-end custom ASIC solution based on a revolutionary business model that provides a seamless, low-cost, low risk alternative to traditional models for complex ASIC design and development.

Orb Networks
Orb Networks, Inc. has developed a brand new way for people to be connected to their digital media all the time from anywhere in the world. Orb™ provides spontaneous access to a person's music, live television, videos, photos and other digital content at any time from any device that can connect to the Internet, such as a mobile phone, PDA, or notebook, and create their own personal media portal. Orb is based on an elegant, robust and scalable architecture and is the first of its kind to allow consumers spontaneous mobile access to all of their digital media - securely and without any restrictions. Using any Web browser, Orb provides a simple, intuitive interface to the user's content located on their home PC. By removing the complexity and limitations of many of today's digital entertainment products and services, Orb's software architecture leverages the best features of today's popular standards while abiding by current digital rights management solutions.

Ounce Labs
Ounce Labs™, the leader in software vulnerability risk management, delivers technology that allows customers to manage their software risk across the organization and throughout the software development lifecycle. Ounce Labs’ product Prexis™ uses patents-pending automated source code analysis to locate and categorize software vulnerabilities, providing actionable metrics and remediation information to executives, managers, security analysts, and developers. Founded in 2002, Ounce Labs is located in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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Peerflix, headquartered in Menlo Park, CA. is an online peer-to-peer service that allows members to legally trade DVDs with each other. Started in 2004, the Peerflix service is an easy way for anyone to get the most out of their DVD collections. With Peerflix, members can maintain a dynamic and updated library of DVD titles, in a cost effective manner. While still in its "beta" phase, Peerflix has already grown to become the leading online destination for DVD owners to trade their DVDs. The Peerflix service is currently available in both the United States and Canada.
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Peregrine Systems, Inc. develops enterprise solutions that enable organizations to address specific business problems and evolve their IT service and asset management practices for reduced costs, improved productivity and service, and lower risk. The company’s IT asset and service management software solutions include: Asset Tracking, Expense Control, Process Automation, Asset Optimization, Service Establishment, Service Control, Service Alignment and Service Optimization. These solutions make it possible for IT organizations to maintain a changing IT infrastructure, manage their relationships with end-users and service providers, and gain greater visibility into how their IT investments are performing. The Peregrine Evolution Model provides a roadmap for companies that want to systematically evolve the sophistication and effectiveness of their IT operating practices. Founded in 1981, Peregrine has sustained a longstanding tradition of delivering solutions with superior functionality to a broad segment of the global enterprise customer market. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., the company conducts business from offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Peribit Networks improves business efficiencies by resolving the technical limitations of WANs. The company's integrated PeriSphere architecture accelerates application performance, simplifies application rollouts, facilitates data center consolidation, and improves disaster recovery, backup, and regulatory compliance. Peribit Sequence Reducer and Sequence Mirror platforms, combined with the Sequence Reduction System and PeriScope Central Management System software, accelerate applications, increase WAN capacity, enable application control, and provide unprecedented visibility into WAN performance. The result: greater employee productivity, more efficient use of WAN resources, and rapid return on IT investments.

Perpetual Entertainment
Perpetual Entertainment is a San Francisco based developer, publisher, and operator of networked multi-player and massively multi-player games for the PC and next-generation videogame consoles. Perpetual Entertainment was founded and is staffed by industry veterans dedicated to the vision that playing games together is simply more fun, more challenging, and more rewarding than playing alone. Perpetual Studios is currently developing two AAA online games and is actively seeking partnerships with superior 3rd party developers to bring other great games online. Perpetual is developing the Perpetual Entertainment Platform, a complete solution for developing, hosting, monitoring, and operating any networked online game playable on a wide variety of consumer game device, (PCs, videogame consoles, cell phones, and hand-held computers). Perpetual is developing the Perpetual Game Engine and a suite of reusable game tools and libraries for high-quality and stable development of networked games of all genres.

Phenomix is a drug discovery and development company with a portfolio of therapeutic programs underway in immune disease and metabolic syndrome. By generating detailed physiological data in a mammalian system, Phenomix creates biological insight that allows earlier and better informed decisions across the discovery and development process. Phenomix’ approach is based on the observation that incorporating detailed in vivo studies early into the discovery process drives more informed decisions and reduces late stage failures. The Company has integrated effective phenotyping assays and disease models into all stages of the drug discovery and development process. The platform is further complemented by expertise in drug discovery, medicinal chemistry, translational medicine and clinical development. Phenomix’ lead programs for treatment of type 2 diabetes and immune disease are in preclinical development. Phenomix is based in San Diego, California and Canberra, Australia

Posit Science
Posit Science Corporation applies breakthroughs in brain research to create practical tools that improve people's lives. Much of the company's research is based on neuroplasticity“the ability of the brain to change itself at any age. Headquartered in San Francisco, Posit Science is actively engaged with more than three dozen of the world's foremost brain scientists, and has partnered with leading universities and research institutes around the world to create programs that improve cognitive performance. Posit Science was co-founded in 2002 by Dr. Michael Merzenich, Ph.D., Francis A. Sooy Professor of the Keck Center for Integrative Neuroscience at the University of California at San Francisco, and Jeff Zimman, CEO. Posit Science currently has more than 40 employees. Posit Science (as Neuroscience Solutions) was designated "best of breed" at the 2004 VentureOne Summit and named one of the “small companies to watch in 2005“ by Fortune Small Business magazine.

Proofpoint provides messaging security solutions for large enterprises to stop spam, protect against email viruses and ensure compliance with corporate policies and regulations through their messaging infrastructure. The company's flagship products, the Proofpoint Messaging Security Gateway™ and Proofpoint Protection Server® provide future-proof messaging security using Proofpoint MLX™ technology, an advanced machine learning system developed by Proofpoint scientists and engineers. Proofpoint was founded by technology visionary and former CTO of Netscape Communications, Eric Hahn. The Cupertino, California-based company is funded by investors including Benchmark Capital, Inventures Group, Meritech Capital, Mohr, Davidow Ventures, and RRE Ventures.

Qsent Contact Accuracy Services™ provide definitive answers about contact information where precision and timeliness are of high strategic value. Qsent builds trust in relationships with its data solutions partners and direct customers by strictly adhering to industry standards for data security, consumer privacy and restricted permissible use. Qsent services support business applications for identity management, risk assessment, scoring, identity theft, customer development, investigations, collections and recovery across financial services, telecommunications, government, commercial, and shipping and logistics markets.

Rackspace Managed Hosting™ is the fastest-growing managed hosting provider for customers of all sizes - from start-ups to enterprise customers. Founded in 1998, Rackspace has built a world-class service organization based on its philosophy of Fanatical Support™. The company offers a wide range of managed services for enterprise hosting platforms and currently hosts 15 percent of the Fortune 100 Companies.

Reactive NanoTechnologies
RNT has developed methods of soldering microelectronic devices and other components at room temperature without the use of a furnace or a torch. The NanoFoilTM product acts as a local heat source provides exactly the amount of energy needed to melt any solder or braze and join the components without heating the components themselves. This offers manufacturers the ability to decrease costs, increase productivity and enable product innovation, with or without the use of lead-based solders. Current microelectronic applications include replacing current greases, pads, and adhesives with a more conductive solder interface. These solutions also provide advances in microelectronic component mounting and other industries requiring the joining of large and small-scale ceramics and metals, such as defense and aerospace.

Reactrix Systems, Inc. develops and markets innovative interactive media solutions for advertising, retail, event, trade show and entertainment applications. Combining digital image projection and visioning technologies, the company’s proprietary system projects vivid, interactive branded images that instantly respond to people who walk by or gesture over the display area, creating an “immersive” media experience that makes floors, walls and tabletops “come alive.” The company is headquartered in San Carlos, California.

Real Digital Media
Real Digital Media (RDM) provides next generation digital signage technology for out-of-home and point of purchase marketing and promotions. RDM's family of NEOCAST digital media products store, deliver and play content in a wide range of digital formats on a variety of display devices. With NEOCAST players and software, your customized content can scale across entire narrowcast networks down to individual displays, providing ultimate flexibility in reaching customers with your targeted messaging.

Reconnex solutions deliver continuous compliance with industry regulations by providing real-time identification, detection and response to electronic security risks. Its CEO, Donald J. Massaro, is a seasoned executive who has over 30 years of experience in founding and leading multiple Silicon Valley companies. The management team are experienced leaders in developing security technologies and high-speed content/network switching technologies from established, market leading companies like RSA Security, Cisco, Symantec and Computer Associates.

RemedyMD, Inc. focuses on transforming healthcare by providing applications and data that help providers make better decisions at the point-of-care. RemedyMD’s web-based tools enable patients to actively manage their health. Its hosted-model, in addition to numerous technology breakthroughs, reduces the Total Cost of Ownership while providing improved productivity for healthcare providers. Because all of RemedyMD’s products are customized to an individual practice, healthcare providers are able to manage their practice in the way that is most efficient for them.

Replidyne, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative anti-infective products, particularly antibacterials. Replidyne's latest stage product opportunity, faropenem daloxate, is a community oral antibiotic for which an NDA for multiple indications is intended to be filed in late 2005 with an expected product launch in late 2006. Replidyne also has ongoing or near term development programs, including clinical trials for higher dose/shorter course faropenem daloxate, additional adult indications for faropenem daloxate, pediatric indications for faropenem daloxate, and topical applications of REP8839, a tRNA synthetase inhibitor. In addition to the development activities for our lead programs, faropenem daloxate and tRNA synthetase inhibitors, Replidyne maintains a research team focused on developing additional drug candidates, including a program directed to inhibitors of bacterial DNA replication at the preclinical stage. Replidyne has an experienced and proven management team that has been responsible for numerous drug approvals and product launches in the anti-infective market.

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ReVera, Inc is the leading provider of high precision compositional metrology solutions for ultra-thin films used in advanced semiconductor devices. Established in 2004 with a management spin-out from High Voltage Engineering and Physical Electronics, ReVera is the first company to successfully commercialize traditional laboratory-based surface analytical techniques for production metrology of compositionally critical films in the semiconductor industry.

Riverbed Technology is the pioneer in wide area data services (WDS), a fast-growing product category that solves the problems of latency and bandwidth that plague a wide variety of applications over distributed networks. Riverbed’s Steelhead appliances provide the highest level of WAN performance at a lower cost, reducing WAN traffic by up to 95% and accelerating applications by up to 100 times. By providing optimizations that are orders of magnitude greater than what users experience today, Riverbed is changing the way people work – and enabling, for the first time, a truly distributed workforce. InfoWorld named Steelhead a “Product of the Year” for 2005 as the “Best WAN Accelerator.” Steelhead appliances are available worldwide directly from Riverbed and through global partners, including HP. Riverbed has received funding from Goldman Sachs, Accel Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners and UV Partners.

Roamware Inc. is a leading global provider of value-added voice and data roaming solutions to 100 mobile operators in 63 countries across six continents. Roamware's market-making portfolio of over 20 applications helps to maximise operator revenue, increase operational efficiency, and reduce subscriber churn. Built around the Roamware core telco-grade technology footprint, the Service Delivery System, Roamware's roaming and related solutions enable operators to unify critical subscriber and roamer information for the design and deployment of intelligent, personalised services that increase subscriber loyalty and enable operators to win a greater share of the lucrative roaming market. Roamware's investors include Accretive Technology Partners, BEA Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAS), DCM - Doll Capital Management, Shelter Capital Partners and TIBCO Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: TIBX).

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Sandburst® is the leading fabless semiconductor company providing packet switching solutions for scalable switching and routing systems. Sandburst's currently shipping HIBEAM® chip set benefits Enterprise and Carrier Class switch vendors by delivering the only mission-critical, Layer 2/3 switching solutions that are competitive with today's custom built ASICs. The HIBEAM chip set is in full production and switching solutions based on the chip set operate today in live networks.

Santur features a complete historical background & technical science of Persian Music, with detailed educational information about the Santur and all the Persian classical instruments. A complete description and samples of the Radif are available with free music downloads. Our website will in the future have an online school for music students from around the world who desire to learn how to play an instrument, be able to educate themselves online.

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Savage Beast
Savage Beast Technologies, a software company founded in January, 2000 is the leader in music navigation and recommendation technology; a powerful, must-have functionality for all businesses that offer music to consumers. These channels include online music retailers, traditional record stores, Internet portals, music subscription services, and consumer electronics companies, all of whom need to help their customers navigate through the vast sea of available music. Our systems, powered by our proprietary database, the Music Genome Project™, enable consumers to easily find music they will want to purchase or play. By leveraging the wealth of musicological information stored in the Music Genome Project™, our technology can be highly responsive to each user, and provide an unparalleled degree of personalization.

Scalix has developed the industry's most powerful email and calendaring platform based on Linux and open systems. For organizations that are incorporating Linux into their infrastructure, Scalix offers a richly-featured, reliable and scalable messaging solution that blends seamlessly with both open and proprietary software, including Microsoft Outlook, Exchange and Active Directory. Scalix brings flexibility and freedom of choice to email and calendaring. Scalix's team of messaging industry veterans has helped pioneer the world's most successful messaging systems at IBM/Lotus, cc:Mail, Microsoft and HP. The privately held company is headquartered in San Mateo, California, with offices and distribution partners in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and Australia.

Securify is a leading provider of enterprise solutions for hardening the internal network. Proven in some of the most complex global networks, Securify's patented policy-based technology provides automated context that eliminates manual analysis of threats and network configuration, dramatically reducing costs while improving security. Selected in January by Red Herring as one of the Top Ten Private Security Companies and by Fortune Magazine as one of the Cool Companies of 2004, Securify customers include VISA, Deutsche Bank, Guardian Life, US Navy, US Intelligence and US Nuclear Weaponry, among others.

SEQUANS Communications ( is a fabless semiconductor company created by a team of seasoned experts to become the leading supplier of silicon and software for Broadband Wireless Access. By providing integrated PHY and MAC solutions that seamlessly fit into system vendors' designs, SEQUANS greatly lowers cost of ownership of base stations and subscriber stations. SEQUANS delivers a standards-based solution, compliant with the requirements of the WiMAX Forum™. It also incorporates additional features for increased coverage and mobility, thus lowering deployment costs and enabling fixed, nomadic/portable and mobile applications.

Silicon Optix
Silicon Optix Inc, a privately held fabless semiconductor company, is the leading supplier of advanced video/image digital processing integrated circuits (ICs). The company’s products are driving three unique technologies into a broad range of markets: a patented, powerful, array-based programmable DSP for digital video, industry-leading software algorithms from Teranex and proprietary eWARP geometry processing. Its mission is to leverage these innovative technologies into ICs that will enable the next generation of digital video/image capture, transmission, distribution, editing, storage and display solutions, with an initial focus on large area digital displays including front and rear projection. Silicon Optix is headquartered in San Jose, California, with operations in Hanover, Germany; Orlando, Florida; Taipei, Taiwan; Shanghai, China; and Toronto, Canada.

Sirtris Pharmaceuticals is focused on generating pharmaceuticals targeting the sirtuins, otherwise known as class III histone deacetylases (HDACs). These enzymes are attractive drug targets for a variety of unmet medical needs. Sirtris was co-founded by directors Rich Aldrich, Richard Pops, Paul Schimmel, David Sinclair and Christoph Westphal in 2004. Given the Company’s knowledge of sirtuin enzymology and its ownership/access to newly discovered activators, inhibitors and key structural and biochemical data, it is uniquely positioned to create therapeutics to treat a number of diseases. Through Series A and B financing, the Company has raised a total of $45M to develop therapeutics that modulate sirtuin activity and downstream targets. In addition, the company is actively seeking to expand its intellectual property base with patents covering sirtuin structure/mechanism and downstream activators/pathways.

Skype aims to delight you by offering free global telephony, to make unlimited, superior quality voice calls via its next-generation peer-to-peer software. Skype’s mission is providing a simple, reliable and friendly communications tool that just works. We aim for people to communicate with friends, families, and colleagues more flexibly, more cost effectively, and with better sound quality than ever previously imagined. The rapid proliferation of broadband, plus Skype, gives anyone around the world real choice in communications. No longer beholden to one company, choice allows pioneers the option to make free, unlimited calls using an Internet connection. The power of the Skype network increases with the numbers of Skype users making free calls over the Internet. Once you download our free software, tell your friends. Skype is promoting further adoption of high-quality connectivity, and works with world class telecommunications companies that share the vision to provide better ways for people to communicate. Skype is working hard and expanding to new platforms, including mobile devices and handsets. Soon you’ll be Skyping at home, in the office and on the road. Skype calls require a PC microphone and speakers, or an affordable PC headset available at electronics retailers worldwide. Skype is simple to install regardless of your PC environment and will set up with no server or workstation configuration. Skype works behind most firewalls and gateways without providing new security risks. Skype calls are encrypted for your security, and we maintain a strict privacy policy.

Smarter Agent
Smarter Agent created a new channel to help banks and mortgage lenders become the first place consumers go to search for available real estate. Smarter Agent’s new Techno-Realty service positions lenders as one-stop shopping destinations by empowering consumers with the tools to research, find, afford, and insure the home their dreams. We were awarded 2 key United States Patents in the emerging wireless location based service market. Using these patents we developed wireless position-aware products that add new meaning to the real estate maxim “location, location, location”. Smarter Agent and its wireless real estate system was honored as the winner of the Most Innovative Product at the prestigious Ben Franklin Emerging Business Awards in Philadelphia. The award is given to the best and most exciting of the region’s new business ventures and one that “produces an exceptional product which expands the marketplace.”

SNOCAP, Inc. is the first end-to-end provider of digital licensing and copyright management services for the digital music marketplace. Founded by Shawn Fanning, Jordan Mendelson and Ron Conway, SNOCAP’s content registry and clearinghouse enables record labels, publishers and individual artists to sell their entire catalogs through peer-to-peer networks and online retailers. SNOCAP brings the complete range of music that is currently available on peer-to-peer services to the paid digital music marketplace. The company is committed to dramatically improving the consumer’s digital music experience and growing the overall market for music sales. SNOCAP provides operators of authorized peer-to-peer networks and online retailers with access to the largest music registry available today. In addition to new releases and current hits, SNOCAP’s database encompasses live recordings, remixes, B-sides and out-of-print tracks culled from major labels, independent and unsigned artists. SNOCAP offers labels, publishers and unsigned artists the ability to deliver their music to consumers in a manner and scale never before possible. Content providers can easily manage all aspects of digital distribution through SNOCAP’s database, which enables them to establish business rules and maintain full control of their content across multiple online retail locations. SNOCAP is backed by Ron Conway, Morgenthaler Ventures and WaldenVC.

Sonos has a team of highly-talented, music-loving software developers, audio engineers, hardware engineers, industrial and interactive designers, and usability engineers. Working side-by-side, they've created the Sonos Digital Music System, the first and only multi-room digital music system with a wireless, full-color LCD screen controller. The Sonos Digital Music System is available direct from Sonos or at more than 130 North American retailers and custom integrators, including Crutchfield, Magnolia Audio Video, Ovation Audio Video, 6th Avenue Electronics, TheaterMax, cyberManor, Metronet Safe & Sound and more. Sonos is a privately-held company, headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA with offices in Cambridge, MA. Sonos operates in Europe through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Sonos Europe B.V., headquartered in Hilversum, Netherlands.

Sorrent is a global publisher of award-winning wireless entertainment based on original and licensed properties including Atari, Viacom, Cartoon Network, FOX Sports and Twentieth Century Fox. Sorrent games are available to more than 800 million mobile subscribers via 90 carriers worldwide, across platforms including Java, BREW and i-mode. Sorrent also develops and publishes mobile games under the Macrospace brand as well as offering a complete end-to-end mobile gaming solution via ProvisionX. Sorrent is based in San Mateo, California and has offices in London and Singapore. Founded in 2001, Sorrent has attracted top tier venture capital firms including NEA, BA Venture Partners, Sienna Ventures and Globespan Capital Partners.

Sourcefire, Inc., the world leader in real-time network defense solutions, is transforming the way organizations manage and minimize network security risks with its 3D Approach - Discover, Determine, Defend - to securing real networks in real-time. The company's ground-breaking network defense system unifies intrusion and vulnerability management technologies to provide customers with the most effective network security available. Founded in 2001 by the creator of Snort, Sourcefire is headquartered in Columbia, MD and has received numerous accolades including being named the Frost & Sullivan 2005 Network Security Infrastructure Protection Company of the Year. At work in leading Fortune 1000 and government agencies, the names Sourcefire and founder Martin Roesch have grown synonymous with innovation and intelligence in network security.

Dimatix - the world's leading provider of ink jet printheads for commercial and industrial printing - is evolving ink jetting into a micro-production process that will revolutionize the manufacture of electronic and bioscience applications. The company's technology innovations and world-class fabrication processes enable high-performance, micro-precision printing and deposition of traditional inks and nano-particle fluids on all types of surfaces, including flexible substrates. Founded as Spectra in 1984 with an exclusive license relationship with Xerox, Dimatix has developed significant intellectual property and multiple generations of proprietary drop-on-demand ink jet printheads capable of producing high performance digital images in a wide variety of printing and fluid jetting applications. The company invests heavily in research and development, maintaining one of the most capable ink jet R&D; groups in the world with over one third of its staff actively engaged in product engineering.

Spillman Technologies
Spillman Technologies, Inc. is a progressive provider of public safety software, training, and support services to more than 500 clients in 36 states. For more than two decades, Spillman has set the standard in reliable software solutions for law enforcement agencies, dispatch centers, jails, fire departments, and other public safety agencies. Spillman's business model is based on the fundamentals of building and maintaining relationships with clients, prospects, partners, vendors, and the community. Product evolution comes directly from customer feedback and observation of industry needs and trends. Strategic partnerships enable the most innovative, cost-effective solutions. Annual customer surveys indicate that Spillman is trusted and admired for its commitment to public safety. Spillman's modular software solutions are fully integrated to simplify information management and unify an entire department by improving communication. Our solutions allow clients to: combine data needs into one, integrated system, share critical information , increase safety for field personnel , avoid duplicate entry, increase productivity.

Tableau, LLC, a privately held company in Brookfield, Wisconsin, is the leading vendor of forensic write-blocking bridges used in the acquisition of electronically stored evidence. Tableau’s mission is to deliver innovative, best-in-class products for the computer forensics community.

Created by people with Internet, telephony and speech sciences backgrounds, Tellme is bringing to the telephone network many of the same ideas and breakthroughs that made the Internet great: personalization, XML, and TCP/IP to name a few. Our goal is to use the Internet to fundamentally improve how people and businesses use the telephone. Tellme unites the Internet and telephone network underneath an elegant speech user interface to provide the world’s largest Voice Application Network. Applications hosted on this network use existing Web sites to power popular phone numbers like Cingular VoiceInfo voice portal service. Every day, over two million callers use applications like these to obtain customer service, connect to a directory assistance listing, or check the latest sports scores. Our ultimate vision is to create DialTone 2.0, a personalized web of consumer and business services accessible from any telephone. Instead of typing in ten digits, you’ll pick up the phone and speak your request: “Call Mom at home,” “Is my flight on time?”, “Where is my FedEx package?”, or “I’d like to buy two tickets to the Matrix.”

Thermage® was originally founded in 1995, by Dr. Edward W. Knowlton, who has authored over 20 patents related to its unique RF technology. The original patent granted to Thermage on August 26th 1997 was only the beginning. Today, Thermage has accumulated a portfolio of 41 patents applications and 21 patent approvals over six years. ThermaCool 3, which was cleared by FDA in November 2002, is now used in nine countries by over 1,000 physicians. It is estimated that over 100,000 patients have received the Thermage procedure using the ThermaCool device. Dr. Knowlton's “great idea” – the ability to tighten tissue, non-invasively – has become mainstream in the world of aesthetic cosmetic procedures. The ThermaCool™ system is a unique monopolar radiofrequency (RF) device. The differentiating factor between the ThermaCool system and other RF devices is a capacitive coupling electrode, one of the company's core patents. Through capacitive coupling, deep, uniform and volumetric heating is deployed to tighten and contour both the skin and underlying tissue, while concurrently applying cryogen cooling to protect the epidermis. The result is a non-surgical, non-laser, user-friendly device that consistently provides immediate collagen contraction, long-term collagen remodeling, controlled volumetric tissue heating, concurrent cryogen cooling to protect the epidermal surface, controllable dermal heating depths, no patient recovery time following outpatient treatment. The ThermaCool system for tissue tightening and contouring is approved for cosmetic/aesthetic use based on research data from a U.S. clinical trial that enrolled 86 patients treated by 6 leading aesthetic procedure centers across the country and a retrospective study evaluating safety and efficacy of full face treatment.

Traiana, Inc. provides global banks and broker/dealers with enterprise solutions that streamline operations, lower costs and improve client service through Trading Relationship Management (TRM). Traiana TRM solutions combine the integration of counter parties, automation of trade processes and management of trading relationships to lower costs, retain clients and eliminate operational risk in institutional trading. Traiana TRM solutions enable sales and operations staff to deliver automated, exception-based trade processing across asset classes through a unique approach to client service, trading partner integration and real-time reporting. Financial institutions that implement a Traiana TRM solution gain competitive advantage in an ever-evolving marketplace by transforming their client service model, which lowers operating expenses by as much as 25 – 40%. Traiana is located in San Mateo, California, with offices in major financial centers around the globe.

Transmolecular, Inc.
TransMolecular, Inc. is a therapeutics biotechnology company committed to discovering, developing and commercializing novel and proprietary drugs to diagnose and treat human diseases having inadequate pharmaceutical alternatives. The Company focuses its drug research on cancer, and has built a strong technology platform to enrich its product discovery and development pipeline. Founded in July 1996, TransMolecular is privately held and venture capital backed, having raised $42.8 million to date through three private placements from internationally recognized investment firms.

TriCipher, Inc. provides strong authentication for the real world. The first authentication system that issues multiple types of credentials from a single infrastructure, the TriCipher Armored Credential System™ (TACS) allows for authentication strength to change in response to new threats without any infrastructure changes. Our patented technology fills the gap between authentication systems that are either not secure enough or too hard to use and deploy. TriCipher’s innovative approach to strong multi-factor authentication protects against phishing and eliminates dictionary attacks. Founded in 2000, TriCipher is headquartered in San Mateo, California. The Company was incubated as NSD Security before launching as a separate entity in 2005. Investors in TriCipher are ArrowPath Venture Capital, Intel® Capital, Trident Capital and Wasatch Venture Partners.

Tropos Networks
Tropos Networks is the proven leader in delivering truly ubiquitous, metro-scale Wi-Fi mesh network systems. We deliver the fastest, lowest cost and simplest wireless broadband access solutions, as demonstrated by the world’s largest installed base of metro-scale Wi-Fi mesh networks. Our innovative MetroMesh™ architecture with our patented Predictive Wireless Routing Protocol™ (PRWP) allows public safety agencies, municipalities and service providers to quickly and easily deliver city-wide fixed and mobile multi-megabit connectivity for IP-based voice, video and data applications. PWRP is the first and only metro-scale optimized, radio-agnostic, wireless mesh routing protocol, which does with routing software what other approaches attempt to do with expensive hardware. The result is 10x better price/performance than any other approach to the broadband last mile. Tropos Networks is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

TvHead™, Inc. was founded in May 2003 with a clear mission: to become a single-source content aggregator that delivers world-class branded games and content to cable and satellite operators. With a rapidly growing portfolio of licensed brand games – from classic arcade games like Rampage, Gauntlet and SmashTV to online megahits like Diamond Mine, Dynomite and Bookworm -- TvHead has positioned itself as the foremost provider of branded single and multiplayer interactive television games. Partners include Midway Games, Popcap Games,, and ICTV.

UDEX, which is headquartered in the United Kingdom with offices in Europe and the United States, provides solutions to help retailers and their suppliers cleanse their product data. UDEX Data Quality solutions and services help reduce costs and create incremental revenue opportunities for both supply and demand side trading partners by improving the quality and utility of their product data. UDEX customers comprise some of the world’s most respected retailers and suppliers, consisting of 16 demand-side trading partners and nearly 3,000 companies with over 250,000 items. Partnerships with global standards organizations, data pools, solution providers and other industry bodies ensure interoperability and a consistent flow of accurate and complete product information to all parties.

Headquartered near Berkeley, California, UPEK, Inc. is a privately-held biometric fingerprint solutions company launched as a venture-backed spin-off from STMicroelectronics in 2004. The silicon fingerprint modules offered by UPEK under the TouchChip® brand have been shipping in volume since 1999 and have been integrated into a variety of commercial applications. UPEK offers the full range of capabilities needed to deliver end-to-end solutions that make security convenient and easy to use, including silicon fingerprint sensors, biometric algorithms, companion processors, and application software.

Virsa is the global leader in cross-enterprise compliance solutions. Virsa provides the only solutions that monitor and enforce business controls in real time across enterprise systems, allowing organizations to maintain continuous and preventive compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, Basel I, and other regulations worldwide. Virsa's automated solutions enable organizations to dramatically lower the cost of compliance, reduce risk, limit exposure, and increase the efficiency of key business processes. With Virsa, organizations get more than compliance. They get better control of their business and improved competitive advantage. Founded in 1996, Virsa Systems, Inc., has industry-leading domain expertise and experience in helping organizations meet stringent compliance requirements. With more than one million end users subject to compliance at more than 170 customers worldwide — including such industry leaders as BP, IBM, and Kimberly Clark — Virsa has the largest installed base in the compliance management market. The company is privately funded with venture investment from SAP Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Virsa offices are located in the United States, Europe, and India.

Virtela Communications Inc. delivers award-winning network and security solutions to many of the world’s largest and fastest-growing multinational companies. Currently serving customers across six continents, Virtela’s network reach spans more than 190 countries. Virtela’s unique Internet Protocol Service Fabric (IPSFSM), MPLS Service Fabric (MPLS-SFSM) and Ethernet Service Fabric (ESFSM) offer the foundation for delivering critical applications via the company’s acclaimed service methodology, with a services suite that includes IP-based virtual private networks (VPNs), security services, Voice over IP, Video over IP, and network consulting services. Virtela is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with a second Network Operations Center in Mumbai, India. Virtela is a privately held company funded by investors including Norwest Venture Partners, New Enterprise Associates, Palomar Ventures, Symantec Corp., and Juniper Networks (Nasdaq: JNPR).

Visage Mobile
Visage Mobile is the only Mobile Virtual Network Enabler (MVNE) offering “made to order” branded wireless solutions. Its configurable platform allows companies to create their own wireless branded service while retaining control over the customer experience. Unparalleled industry knowledge combined with a modular technology platform delivering carrier-grade service ensures that its clients’ brands are safe and secure. Founded in 2001, Visage Mobile also provides advisory services to develop, manage, and promote branded wireless enterprises.

VISICU offers care providers and others an opportunity to be on the forefront of technical innovation in critical care delivery. The VISICU eICU® solution is radically changing and improving the way critical care is delivered at some of the most prestigious academic, military and community hospitals throughout the country. Care provider positions include joining an interdisciplinary care team working in a state-of-the-art electronic intensive care unit (eICU facility), helping to monitor and manage the care of patients located in multiple hospital ICUs sometimes spanning a wide geographical area. The eICU Care Model is transforming the concept of the interdisciplinary team into the most integrated, sophisticated care delivery system in the world. See why CNN, The New York Times, Modern Healthcare and The Washington Post have all written about VISICU's innovations.

Visto delivers the leading global platform for mobile operators to provide wireless push e-mail to the broadest set of mobile devices. Visto’s open solution enables e-mail for the mass market, targeting large enterprises, small businesses, mobile professionals and consumers. The company’s patented Visto Mobile™ platform with ConstantSync™ technology works in real time with POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Domino e-mail solutions for personal to enterprise use, providing maximum control and flexibility for the operator and choice for the customer. Established in 1996 and headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, with offices in Seattle, London, Rome, Paris, Toronto, Tokyo, Beijing and Tianjin, China, Visto is backed by Oak Investment Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, VantagePoint Venture Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, Rustic Canyon Ventures, Allegis Capital and Blueprint Ventures.

Vocera Communications® has developed a wireless voice communication system to enhance customer service, productivity, and teamwork throughout organizations. The company, headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., was founded in March 2000 by a team of technology professionals with years of experience designing complex network-based software and hardware systems. The Vocera Communications System provides wearable, voice-controlled communication via an 802.11b wireless LAN. Organizations waste huge amounts of time and money each year due to poor communication. Productivity suffers when employees are unable to locate co-workers and resources in a timely, efficient manner. Customer satisfaction suffers when service representatives, such as nurses and sales staff, have to spend time searching for the people who can assist them. The Vocera Communications System is a breakthrough solution that enables instant voice communication when and where it’s needed—enhancing organizational productivity and customer service. Using the Vocera System Software and the Vocera Communications Badge, staff can get in touch with the people and answers they need faster. Instant communication improves efficiency across the workplace. And, Vocera provides this increased productivity without ongoing wireless service fees or other ongoing telecommunications costs.

Voltage Security
Voltage Security, Inc. provides the market leading Voltage Enterprise Privacy Management Platform, a breakthrough foundation for securing all forms of digital business communication flowing into and outside an organization. Based on a revolutionary breakthrough called IBE, or Identity-Based Encryption, the Voltage Enterprise Privacy Management Platform greatly simplifies the use and administration of traditional security systems. Voltage Security markets its own enterprise solutions including the Voltage IBE Gateway™, Voltage SecureMail™ and Voltage SecureFile™, and partners with other leading companies such as CipherTrust and FrontBridge Technologies to serve the expanded security needs of the enterprise. Third-party and corporate developers can secure customer applications with the Voltage IBE Toolkit™. Voltage Security customers include leading corporations and governmental agencies from around the globe including XL Global Services, Waterfield Mortgage, QVC Japan, NTT OCN and Hitachi.

VoluBill provides a comprehensive, flexible data charging solution to mobile telecoms operators, allowing them to have complete clarity and control over how their mobile data services are being charged. Only VoluBill is able to address the five categories of data services; transport, browsing, content, messaging and Voice Over IP, across 2G, 2.5G and 3G networks. By giving mobile operators the capability to control service access in real-time, VoluBill eliminates revenue leakage from both pre-paid and post paid subscribers. Founded in 2001, VoluBill is a privately owned company headquartered in Grenoble, France with customer reference sites across the globe.

The fastest growing telephony company in North America, Vonage is redefining communications by offering consumers and small businesses an affordable alternative to traditional telephone service. Vonage has pioneered the broadband phone industry setting the standard for pricing, features, call quality and reliability for the entire VoIP category. With more than 700,000 lines in service, Vonage continues to add more than 15,000 lines per week to its network. Over 25 million calls per week are made using Vonage, the easy-to-use, feature-rich, flat rate phone service. Vonage’s award winning service is sold on the Web and through national retailers like SAM’s Club, RadioShack, Best Buy, Circuit City, Staples, Fry’s Electronics, Office Depot and CompUSA. Vonage Holdings Corporation is headquartered in Edison, New Jersey.

Vontu delivers the industry’s only Data Loss Prevention solution to proactively monitor and stop confidential information – including customer data and intellectual property – from being sent outside the corporate network via email or the Internet. Vontu acts as a security guard at each exit point on the corporate network. When an employee attempts to email your top client’s private account information in violation of company policy, Vontu prevents the transmission. Vontu is the industry’s first and only comprehensive data loss prevention solution. Only Vontu software delivers unprecedented accuracy, stops messages before they leave the corporate network, measures and reduces risk over time, delivers proven enterprise manageability and scale. Vontu solutions benefit customers by enabling them to reduce their financial risk, protect brand equity, secure customer loyalty, and ensure compliance with internal policies and government regulations. Vontu is led by a team of experienced business leaders with a track record of building successful software corporations. The company’s core values include a passion for customer success. Vontu customers include major corporations in diverse industry segments such as financial services, retail, healthcare, technology and manufacturing. Vontu is funded by top-tier venture capital firms, including Benchmark Capital, Venrock Associates and US Venture Partners.

Wave7 Optics
Wave7 Optics, Inc. is a market leader in the fiber-to-the-home and business (FTTX) optical access market. The Last Mile Link™ optical access system effectively overcomes traditional cost and implementation barriers to the bandwidth capacity bottleneck in the last mile of communications networks. Wave7 Optics’ innovative approach to optical access is a generation ahead of competitive PON technologies in both cost and capability. The Last Mile Link product suite provides solutions that specifically address residential, business and multi-tenant customers with a unifying architecture providing a complete triple play of voice, video, and data services. The Last Mile Link is currently being deployed commercially, as well as lab and field trials for both residential and business applications. Wave7 Optics was founded in September 2000 and has raised $47.5M in funding to date. First-round financing totaling $9M was closed in September 2000 and second round funding totaling $23M was closed in February 2002. Wave7 Optics’ third round funding totaling $15.5M was closed in August 2002 . The Wave7 Optics management team, headed by CEO Thomas Tighe, has an unprecedented track record of success in the design, development and deployment of optical electronics in complex telecommunications networks. Wave7 Optics is located just 25 minutes north of Atlanta in Alpharetta. Centered in the North Georgia Technology Corridor, Wave7 Optics 35,000 sq. ft. headquarters houses administrative, research and development, sales and marketing personnel. The company has established a state-of-the-art R&D; lab to support product design, development, prototype production and testing. Both hardware and software engineering are located in the headquarters facility. Currently, Wave7 Optics employs over 100 people.

Webroot Software, Inc., a privately held company based in Boulder, Colorado, with offices worldwide, creates innovative privacy, performance and protection products and services for millions of customers around the world, ranging from enterprises to small businesses and home users. Founded in 1997, the company provides best-of-breed anti-spyware solutions that protect personal information and corporate assets from online and internal threats. Webroot consistently receives top ratings and recommendations by respected third-party media and product reviewers. Webroot currently has 250 employees worldwide.

WideRay enables the deployment of "proximity services" - targeted, on-demand, on-location delivery of content, transactions, software, and services directly to end-user mobile devices. WideRay provides a single-box communications, application, and content server called a Jack Service Point that supports instant ad-hoc connections with infrared and Bluetooth equipped devices running on Java-based, Symbian, Palm and Windows Mobile operating systems. WideRay's customers include TeliaSonera, EB Games, GM, Nokia, CTIA, and Microsoft. WideRay is privately held and headquartered in San Francisco.

Xcelis Communications, LLC, is an engineering company that develops and licenses innovative products that integrate communications services and devices. The company's patent pending UNUM(TM) Architecture is a cost- effective worldwide compliant communications system capable of integrating voice, data, IP, fax, cellular and video on a single platform enabling manufacturers to quickly bring valuable new or revitalized products to market. Pantheon is the first solution to be developed on the UNUM Architecture. A privately held company, Xcelis is headquartered in Wayne , Pennsylvania with offices in Columbia , MD.

XfireTM is a new, free tool that automatically keeps track of when and where gamers are playing PC games online and lets their friends join them easily. It works regardless of game type, server browser, or gaming service that a player is using. Xfire eliminates the hassles of running multiple programs like IRC, instant messengers, or in-game friends lists to keep track of when and where a gamer's friends are playing. It supports the best and the latest online PC games including server- and non-server-based First Person Shooters, Real Time Strategy, and Role Playing Games. Xfire was founded by Dennis "Thresh" Fong (World Champion of Quake) and Mike Cassidy (former CEO of Direct Hit). Xfire, Inc. is funded by Draper Fisher Jurvetson and New Enterprise Associates and is based in Menlo Park, California.

Xingtone is revolutionary technology. The company’s mission is to deliver what customers want on their mobile devices through easy-to-use products and services. Xingtone is the first company to allow consumers to legally convert and transfer audio files from their computer to their phone with its patent-pending technology. As mobile handsets continue to evolve, the company will continue to deliver cutting edge, usable technology to consumers. Xingtone is based in sunny Los Angeles with an international presence in Amsterdam. Xingtone’s technology and services have benefits for consumers, carriers, content owners, handset manufacturers and virtually any type of company in the mobile content value chain. The company’s belief is that technology that enhances the consumer experience, that empowers people to actually use mobile technology and services will continue to inspire significant growth in the mobile marketplace.

Zappos was founded in June 1999 following a less than successful trip to a local shoe store. With brick and mortar stores limited by the size of their stock rooms, shoppers can only choose from a handful of styles the store buyer chooses from each brand (and pray that their size is in stock). decided that offering customers a complete selection of styles from each brand (in every size, width, and color) would make the shoe shopping experience a much more pleasurable one. Thus, was born! To date, has attained a top 50 internet retailer rating (according to Internet Retailer Magazine) and maintains one of the highest BizRate ratings in the industry.

ZettaCore was founded by scientists from the University of California Riverside and North Carolina State University, along with business executives with experience in computer, IT and biotechnology firms. The company has attracted considerable attention in the venture capital community, closing its first round of funding late in 2001. ZettaCore's venture backers include Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Oxford Biosciences, Radius Venture Partners, Access Venture Partners, Garrett Capital/BancOne and Stanford University. ZettaCore is an attractive partner for the semiconductor industry. Our focus has always been on creating technology and product platforms that can be used broadly for memory applications and on ensuring that adoption of our technology can occur in existing and planned semiconductor fabrication facilities using reliable and established processes. Our technology has the flexibility to be used across a wide spectrum of products where silicon semiconductor memory is used. Initial target markets are in areas where the potential for significant density improvement, reduced cost, and reduced power demand will have the most value. This includes portable devices such as laptops, PDAs, cell phones and cameras, as well as desktop and server computers.

Zoom Info
Zoom Information Inc.'s core search product, ZoomInfo, is a summarization search engine that creates individual summaries of people including work history, education, current position and other business affiliations. It features summaries of more than 25 million people and 1.5 million companies. ZoomInfo is unique in that its summarization search engine finds, understands, extracts and saves actionable information about people on the Web. The patented search technology continually scans millions of Web sites, press releases, electronic news services, SEC filings and other online sources. Then, it intelligently compiles concise summaries about individuals and companies. ZoomInfo helps streamline recruiting efforts, compile sales leads, enhance competitive intelligence efforts, and more for hundreds of companies. Its customers range from small firms to more than 20% of the Fortune 500, including Microsoft, Nike, Oracle, Pfizer, Raytheon and Staples. Zoom Information (formerly Eliyon Technologies) was founded in 2000 by Jonathan Stern, CEO, who led the development of the technology from his original vision that search engines should employ deeper understanding of text than keyword searches. Zoom Information is privately held and based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.