Selected by Committee Comprised from more than 35 Venture Capital Organizations.
SEATTLE – May 23, 2005 – Avidian Technologies, a software development firm specializing in creating solutions for users of Outlook and Exchange, today announced it has been selected by Venture All Stars™ as one of the Top 50 Pacific Northwest emerging growth companies recognized for achievement to date and growth potential. Avidian is now in contention to be selected as one of 25 Venture All Stars at the 5th Annual Venture All Stars™ Awards and NASDAQ Golf Tournament, which takes place Friday, June 3, 2005 at the prestigious Golf Club at Newcastle located in Bellevue, Washington.
At the event the Venture All Stars will also announce an overall top company from among the 25 finalists and a northwest regional best of British Columbia, Washington and Oregon.
“The Venture All Stars Top 50 represents the best and brightest companies in the Pacific Northwest, and as a group demonstrate the profound effect this region continues to have nationally from both a technology and investment perspective,” said Gary Ritner from Puget Sound Venture Club. “The Top 50 companies come from all sectors and stages, and were evaluated from multiple business and funding criteria including strong management, financial backing and high-growth potential.”
Avidian Technologies’ product, Prophet 2004, uses the .NET platform to build the most important requirements of a world class Sales Management Solution INTO Outlook. Prophet 2004 users may continue to use all of the best Outlook features such as email, calendar, appointments and tasks, while also being able to create and manage sales opportunities associated with their Outlook contacts without constantly moving between two applications or synching databases.
"We are thrilled to be recognized by the Venture All-Star Group as a Top 50 Pacific Northwest emerging growth company," said Tim Nguyen, Co-Founder and CIO of Avidian. “We have grown substantially over the last year and this recognition is a result of the hard work our team has put forth. We accept the acknowledgment with great honor.”
The Venture All Stars event is the only event of its kind that brings together and honors companies from both in the United States and Canada. Past Venture All Star companies include vCustomer, Impinj, FIOS, nGrain, HouseValues and Mforma.
For a complete list of the Top 50 companies please visit http://www.ventureallstars.com
About Avidian Technologies
Avidian Technologies is a software company specializing in creating software solutions for users of Outlook and Exchange. Prophet, developed by Avidian Technologies on the .NET platform, is the leading contact management sales CRM software built inside Microsoft Outlook. The company is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. For more information, please visit www.avidian.com.
About Venture All Stars
Venture All Stars™ Group is a five year old integrated media, marketing and advisory services organization that provides access to the Pacific Northwest’s seed to mid-stage venture ecosystem. In addition to the annual Venture All Stars Event, it operates a partner network consisting of premier venture capital, angel investor, entrepreneur, corporate executives, governmental trade agencies and industry groups in the USA, Canada and China. The organization’s services include venture events, investor readiness training, radio style podcasting shows, email newsletters and the region’s official Venture Calendar. Venture All Stars publishes the Venture Map, the de-facto visual representation of the northwest venture ecosystem with a distribution of more than 50,000 units. For more information please visit: http://www.ventureallstars.com.
Venture All Stars Contact
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