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MetaLINCS Secures $8.75 Million Funding; Pioneer in Electronic Discovery Software Taps into Multi-Billion Dollar Market.



MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- MetaLINCS(TM), a pioneer in Electronic Discovery software, today announced that the company has secured $8.75 million in Series A funding. The company will use the new funds to expand sales and marketing efforts, and continue to aggressively develop revolutionary eMessage Analysis technology to add to its growing patent portfolio of Electronic Discovery offerings. ArrowPath Venture Partners, Newbury Ventures, and Rembrandt Venture Partners participated in this first round of funding.

As part of this financing event, Trevor Kienzle, general partner at Newbury Ventures and Tom Bevilacqua, managing partner at ArrowPath Venture Partners, have joined the MetaLINCS Board of Directors. The company was incubated by Rembrandt Venture Partners. Richard Ling ling: see cod. , general partner at Rembrandt Venture Partners, remains chairman of the board of MetaLINCS.

"When we looked at the Electronic Discovery market, we saw a real void in terms of a software product that can aid legal teams in searching and analyzing electronic message repositories, such as e-mail archives," said Trevor Kienzle, general partner at Newbury Ventures. "Until now the Electronic Discovery market has been largely addressed by service providers, with much of the analysis work manual and as a result, somewhat hit or miss. There is a tremendous opportunity to offer software solutions that deliver speed, accuracy and consistency that cannot be matched by manual processes. MetaLINCS offers an analysis product that can dramatically improve the success of investigations involving electronic messages while lowering discovery costs."

The growing demand for Electronic Discovery products and services has been identified by Socha Consulting as fueling a market, which is growing at more than 50% per year and anticipated to reach $1.9 billion in 2006. Email has become both the primary source of important information and an increasing potential liability for most organizations. According to according to
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 a survey (September 2003) conducted by AIM International and Kahn Consulting, contract negotiations, strategy discussions, and customer responses are among the top uses of email in corporate communications Corporate communications is the process of facilitating information and knowledge exchanges with internal and key external groups and individuals that have a direct relationship with an enterprise. . The increased prominence of corporate email has given rise for the need to quickly find relevant information within electronic communication in order to support litigation An action brought in court to enforce a particular right. The act or process of bringing a lawsuit in and of itself; a judicial contest; any dispute.

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 and respond to regulatory or internal investigations.

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 means of communication within and outside corporate walls," said Ramon Nunez, chief executive officer of MetaLINCS. "Corporate email repositories have created 'knowledge banks' of information that are continually captured, but not effectively utilized. We believe that the effective analysis of electronic messages is key to mitigating the rising costs of litigation, ensuring efficient response to regulatory requests, and instrumental in corporate learning."

"MetaLINCS has an exceptionally strong, experienced management team," said Tom Bevilacqua, managing partner at ArrowPath Venture Partners. "This team has the business skills and relevant domain expertise necessary to take full advantage of the market opportunity emerging for Electronic Discovery software."

About MetaLINCS

Founded in 2003, MetaLINCS is a pioneer in Electronic Discovery software, the company is developing innovative eMessage analysis software and other Electronic Discovery applications that can dramatically improve the success of investigations, lower discovery costs, and reduce corporate liability. MetaLINCS is a privately held company privately held company

A firm whose shares are held within a relatively small circle of owners and are not traded publicly.
 located in Mountain View, California For the census-designated place, see Mountain View, Contra Costa County, California. For other places called "Mountain View", see .
Mountain View is a city in Santa Clara County, in the U.S. state of California. The city gets its name from the views of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
 and has received venture financing from ArrowPath Venture Partners, Newbury Ventures and Rembrandt Venture Partners.

About Newbury Ventures

Newbury Ventures was founded in 1992 with the goal of building a company known for its insight, integrity and global approach to the business of venture capital. Newbury has successfully managed investments valued over $500 million throughout the world. The firm typically invests in high growth markets within the technology, communications and IT industries. Newbury's partners have been involved with many successful companies including Oracle, Cadence cadence, in music, the ending of a phrase or composition. In singing the voice may be raised or lowered, or the singer may execute elaborate variations within the key. , Altera, Cirrus Logic (company) Cirrus Logic - A manufacturer of integrated circuits including the Advanced RISC Machine and display interface processors and cards for use as Windows accelerators (requiring dedicated driver software).

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About ArrowPath Venture Partners

ArrowPath is an early-stage venture capital firm with over $325 million under management. The firm focuses on early and expansion stage companies developing highly differentiated enterprise and infrastructure technologies that offer a compelling value and have the prospect of achieving market leadership. ArrowPath Venture Partners is based in Redwood Shores, California Redwood Shores is an upscale and desirable [1] waterfront neighborhood on the San Francisco Peninsula in California. It is located on the eastern edge of Belmont, but is actually part of incorporated Redwood City. . www.arrowpathvc.com.

MetaLINCS is a registered trademark of MetaLINCS. Any other marks used in this document are trademarks or registered trademarks of the manufacturers or marketers of the products with which the marks are associated.
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