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Red Herring Conference Uncovers the Hottest Emerging Technology Companies in The South

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Red Herring, the leading technology and entertainment business magazine, will host Venture Market South in Atlanta on February 24 & 25, 1997 at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead. Venture Market South is an exclusive forum where CEOs of the most promising privately-held technology companies will present their business plans to an audience of leading venture capitalists, top financiers, business development executives, and members of the technology and finance press. This regional event will showcase companies from as far west as Texas, and as far north as the Mason-Dixon line.

Scheduled presenters include: Mercury Mail which delivers customized e-mail services including news, weather, stocks, sports, and entertainment updates; Synchrologic, a provider of database-vendor independent synchronization software; and Vignette which provides complete, integrated Web site content production solutions.

The two day Venture Market conference has support from the most influential southern venture capital firms and investment banks including: Alliance Technology Partners; Cordova Capital; Noro-Moseley Partners; Southeast Interactive Technology Funds; Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Company; Symphony Management Associates; Ambassador Capital; and Robinson-Humphrey. Headline sponsors Arthur Andersen, Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, and the Nasdaq Stock Market will moderate a workshop on planning for a successful IPO.

Stephen Fleming, a well-known venture capitalist with the Atlanta based firm, Alliance Technology Ventures, will kick off the event. "Entrepreneurial activity is increasing rapidly in the South. I am looking forward to building these companies from the ground up." Joining the discussion is Tycho Howle from Harbinger Corporation (Nasdaq: HRBC), an Atlanta-based electronic commerce company.

Conference highlights also include a keynote speech by Ted Leonsis, President of AOL Studios. Mr. Leonsis founded Redgate Communications, a new media marketing company, which he sold to AOL in 1994. Mr. Leonsis has led marketing strategies for companies such as BellSouth, Fidelity, EDS, Prudential, Apple Computer, Sun Microsystems, and Hewlett Packard.

On Tuesday, February 25, cable and telco industry leaders debate which technologies will dilate the information pipeline to your living room. Panelists include: Raymond Lucas, Scientific-Atlanta; James Phillips, Motorola; William Smith, BellSouth Telecommunications; David Woodrow, Cox Communications; and Marc Zionts, Westell Technologies.

Venture Market South is produced by Herring Communications, Inc., a San Francisco-based publishing company specializing in high-level business information on technology and entertainment. The company delivers this information to a worldwide audience of executives, entrepreneurs, and investors via The Red Herring and Hits magazines, The Red Herring Direct Online News Service, and two international conference series.

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