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SOURCE: JatoTech Ventures, Inc.

JatoTech Ventures Appoints Technical Advisory Board; Texas-Based Venture Capital Firm Taps Industry Leaders as Advisors

AUSTIN, Texas, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- JatoTech Ventures, an Austin, Texas-based venture capital firm specializing in early-stage technology-based ventures, has appointed a technical advisory board to serve as a resource for evaluating specific market opportunities, according to Walt Thirion and Molly Pieroni, partners.

The role of the new board will be to provide investment origination and assessment, as well as business, market and technology due diligence for prospective portfolio companies.

Members of JatoTech's technical advisory board are:

    --  Maynard Webb, president of eBay Technologies, San Jose, Calif., which
        operates the world's largest online trading community;
    --  Dan Ray, fellow, Level One Communications, Sacramento, Calif., an
        Intel company that is a leading semiconductor supplier;
    --  Paul Folino, president/CEO, Emulex Corporation, a leading designer of
        network connectivity products that is headquartered in Costa Mesa,
    --  Rich Seifert, President, Networks and Communications Consulting, Los
        Gatos, CA, is a leader in the networking and communications space and
        a member of the IEEE Standards Committee, which promotes the
        engineering process of electrical and information technologies and
        sciences; and
    --  Ian Crayford, Director of Business Development, Broadcom Corp., San
        Jose, Calif., the leading provider of highly integrated silicon
        solutions that enable broadband digital transmission of voice, video
        and data.

``The members of our advisory board comprise a sterling group of technology experts from the industry spaces in which JatoTech focuses, and we are very pleased to add their knowledge, expertise and experience to our investment team,'' Thirion said.

About JatoTech Ventures:

JatoTech Ventures, Inc., which recently announced five investments from its initial $55 million fund, was founded by Walt Thirion and Molly Pieroni and specializes in early-stage, technology-based ventures in the areas of networking, communications and Internet-related businesses. The firm is located at 301 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX. For more information, visit

     Press Contact:                     Company Contacts:
     Rita Archer                        Walt Thirion, Partner
     Shelton Communications Group       Molly Pieroni, Partner
     972-239-5119                       Kari Hunt, Operations Director           JatoTech Ventures

SOURCE: JatoTech Ventures, Inc.

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