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Appliant.com Raises $20 Million in Latest Financing Round.

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SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 15, 2000

SeaPoint Ventures Leads Round, with Alexander Hutton Venture Partners,

ARCH Venture Partners, Hook Partners, Madrona Venture Group,

Tredegar Investments and Venrock Associates Joining in New Financing

Appliant.com, the technology leader in Web performance management, today announced that it has raised $20 million in a round of funding led by SeaPoint Ventures, a recognized venture capital firm focused on Internet industries.

This financing round also yields investments from premier venture capital firms Alexander Hutton Venture Partners, ARCH Venture Partners, Hook Partners, Madrona Venture Group, Tredegar Investments and Venrock Associates.

Appliant.com will leverage this round of funding to expand its service offerings and customer base, continue the development of its technology, and support the growth of the company. Appliant.com has nearly doubled its staff since January 1, 2000, relocating to larger corporate headquarters in Seattle to accommodate expansion.

Appliant.com is headed by founder Brian Bershad, Ph.D, Chairman and CEO. Other Appliant.com board members include Clinton Bybee, ARCH Venture Partners; Thomas Huseby, SeaPoint Ventures; John Parkey, Tredegar Investments; Ray Rothrock, Venrock Associates; Rob Shurtleff and Gary Stimac.

"Appliant.com is the technology leader in Web infrastructure management solutions. The company has a solid customer and partner base, superb service offerings, an incredibly talented technology group and great momentum," said Bershad. "This financing -- from a diverse, top-notch group of investors -- provides Appliant.com with the necessary resources to maintain its strong growth path and position itself for continued success in the Web infrastructure market."

"Web site performance is a key success factor for any e-business," said Thomas Huseby, Managing Partner, SeaPoint Ventures. "Appliant.com has the technology to measure that performance and point the way to improving it."

"Appliant.com has grown steadily to become a major player in Web performance management," said Mark Klebanoff, Managing Director of Alexander Hutton Venture Partners and former CFO of RealNetworks. "The company has put all the fundamentals in place to build upon their unique service offerings. AHVP is committed to providing its significant resources and expertise to help Appliant.com realize its tremendous potential."

About Appliant.com

Appliant.com is the technology leader in monitoring Web infrastructure and application performance, availability and usage, with a focus on customer experience. Founded in 1997 in Seattle, Appliant.com helps e-businesses, enterprises and service providers maximize their return on investment in Web applications and infrastructure. Provided as an ASP solution, Appliant.com's Lateral Line Network monitors and reports Internet transactions through robust, unobtrusive monitors deployed across the Internet. Using real data from real users, the service provides a customer-centric view of a company's Web site performance, availability and usage. The company is privately held.

Appliant, Appliant.com and Lateral Line are trademarks of Appliant.com. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.
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