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April 18, 2000

Woodside Fund Closes Its Fourth and Largest Early Stage Technology Fund

Woodside, CA - Woodside Fund announced today its final close of Fund IV at about $135 million. Fund IV is among a series of limited partnerships that targets West Coast early stage technology companies. The Fund concentrates investments on the fastest growing segments of the new economy: B2B e-commerce and Internet infrastructure. Woodside Fund IV is investing $5 million to $10 million in each new company. Prior investments include Automated Power Exchange, Digital Microwave, Intertrust Technologies and SS8 Networks. The Fund will also invest in select later-stage investments to balance its portfolio.

"There continues to be strong interest among investors in early-stage ventures with genuine potential. And for good reason. New businesses are attracting top talent from large companies across the country. We envision this segment of the economy to continue to expand and produce stellar companies with impressive and sustainable investment results for our investors," says Woodside Fund co-founder and Managing Director Vincent Occhipinti.

Since Woodside Fund's formation in 1983, it has had a strong track record for investing in early stage technology companies. All Woodside Funds have performed in the top quartile of the industry for venture capital partnerships formed in their respective vintage years. The firmís active investment style leverages the managementís extensive business experience in technology fields. Woodside Fund Managing Directors, Partners and Analysts have close to a century of technology business and venture capital experience. This hands-on experience enables Woodside to actively contribute to the development and success of its portfolio companies. Total funds under management exceed $200 million.

 

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