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vSpring Capital Releases Its List of the 2007 Top 100 Venture Entrepreneurs v|100 fosters collaborative partnering and mentoring among top regional

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    SALT LAKE CITY, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- vSpring Capital announced
 today the 2007 class of the vSpring Capital Top 100 Venture Entrepreneurs,
 also known as the v|100.
     The v|100 was created in 2004 by vSpring Capital as a tool to recognize
 outstanding entrepreneurs who have ties to the state of Utah. Members of
 the v|100 become part of a community of entrepreneurs that fosters
 collaboration and provides advantages in building and growing companies.
 Each year, vSpring asks members of the Utah business community to nominate
 individuals who are most likely to lead a successful startup venture in the
 next five to seven years in the IT (information technology) or biotech
 industries in a chief executive or chief technical officer role. Those
 nominees who garner the most votes from their peers in this second step of
 the annual voting process are then elected into the v|100.
     "The v|100 community of entrepreneurs continues to be an indication of
 the abundance of one of the most important factors of production in our
 region; human capital," said Ed Ekstrom, managing director of vSpring
 Capital. "This year's results are especially interesting with the creation
 of an audit committee consisting of David Jolley at Ernst & Young, Mark
 Bonham at Wilson Sonsini and Professor Scott Schaefer at the University of
 Utah. Their oversight of the nomination and voting process brings a level
 of credibility which highly validates this v|100 class for their
 accomplishments."
     "The v|100 process is unique in that members are selected not by a
 committee or a panel of judges, but by their peers," said Professor Scott
 Schaefer from the University of Utah and member of the audit committee who
 oversees the selection process. "This gives the results a unique and
 compelling validity."
     This year's list of winners consists of several multi-successful
 entrepreneurs including Kevin Rollins, former CEO of Dell, Inc. Mr. Rollins
 will address the v|100 community at an exclusive member's luncheon on June
 14, 2007.
     Facts about the v|100 Class of 2007
     The 2007 class of the v|100 is the result of a community-nominated,
 peer- selected group of the top technology and biotech entrepreneurs in the
 state which includes a unique combination of experienced leaders and
 dynamic young entrepreneurs. The 2007 class of the v|100 employ over
 100,000 individuals and have raised a collective $3.5 billion in financing
 over the course of their careers.
     A complete list of members in the 2007 v|100 is enclosed below. Be advised
 that positions/companies noted were current as of the date of the compilation
 of the 2007 v|100 list of members. For additional information about the v|100
 or vSpring Capital, please contact vSpring's Dennis Wood at 801-942-8999(wk)
 or dennis@vspring.com.
 
     Name                 Company                     Title             Website
 
     Shawn Adamson        XO Communications           VP & General Manager
                                                                     www.xo.com
     Jayson Ahlstrom      ClassTop                    President
                                                               www.classtop.com
     Bill Aho             ClearPlay                           www.clearplay.com
     Rick Alden           SkullCandy                  Chief Executive Officer
                                                             www.skullcandy.com
     Curt Allen           Agilix Labs                 President & CEO
                                                                 www.agilix.com
     Paul Allen           World Vital Records         Chief Executive Officer
                                                      www.worldvitalrecords.com
     Jared Allgood        ClassTop                    Chief Executive Officer
                                                               www.classtop.com
     Bill Allred          Allegiance                  Corporate Sales Director
                                                             www.allegiance.com
     Brandt Andersen      NBA D League                Chief Executive Officer
                                                            www.nba.com/dleague
     Dallin Anderson      Serial Capital              Managing Director
     Jeremy Andrus        Skullcandy                  Chief Operating Officer
                                                             www.skullcandy.com
     Matt Asay            Alfresco                    VP, Business Development
                                                               www.alfresco.com
     Terry Bagley         Centershift                 President & CEO
                                                            www.centershift.com
     Kirt Bailey          Celio Corp                  President & CEO
                                                              www.celiocorp.com
     Brad Baldwin    Rocky Mountain Voices       Cofounder & Executive Producer
                                                    www.rockymountainvoices.com
     Bob Barnes           Zonder                      Chief Executive Officer
                                                                 www.zonder.com
     Coleman Barney       Cogito                      President & CEO
                                                              www.cogitoinc.com
     Jeff Barson     Surface Medical Spas/Nimble      Chief Executive Officer
                                                            www.surface-med.com
     Grant Beckmann       WiLife                      Chief Operating Officer
                                                                 www.wilife.com
     Brian Beutler        Alianza                     Chief Executive Officer
                                                                www.alianza.com
     Dr. Ragula Bhaskar   FatPipe Networks            President & CEO
                                                             www.fatpipeinc.com
     Brent L Bishop       ContentWatch                Chairman
                                                           www.contentwatch.com
     Brett Blake          Rahster.com                 Chief Executive Officer
                                                                www.rahster.com
     Jon Bresee           Backcountry.com             Chief Executive Officer
                                                            www.backcountry.com
     Dr. Jack Brittain    University of Utah          Vice President
                                              www.business.utah.edu/tvd/tvd.php
     Phil Burns           TagJungle                   Chief Executive Officer
                                                              www.tagjungle.com
     Greg Butterfield     Altiris                     President & CEO
                                                                www.altiris.com
     Dr. Patrick M. Byrne Overstock.com               Chairman & President
                                                              www.overstock.com
     David Carter         S5 Wireless                 President & CEO
                                                                    www.s5w.com
     Don Cash             Omniture                    VP of Mid Market Sales
                                                               www.omniture.com
     Dr. Edwin Catmull    Pixar Animation Studios     President & Cofounder
                                                                  www.pixar.com
     David Clark          Prolexys Pharmaceuticals    President & CEO
                                                               www.prolexys.com
     Rob Clyde            Symantec                 VP Technology, Office of CTO
                                                               www.symantec.com
     Josh Coates     Berkelely Data Systems (Mozy)    Founder & CEO
                                                           www.berkeleydata.com
     Michael Colemere     Colemere Consulting
     Michael Dodd Jr.     Omniture                    SVP Corporate Development
                                                               www.omniture.com
     William Donahoo      Cogito                    VP Product Mgmt & Marketing
                                                              www.cogitoinc.com
     Ed Donakey           LDS Church               Manager, Strategic Relations
                                                           www.familysearch.org
     John Dunn            Banyan Ventures             Director
                                                         www.banyanventures.com
     Michael Dutton       Winder Farms                President
                                                            www.winderfarms.com
     Adam Edmunds         Allegiance                  President & CEO
                                                             www.allegiance.com
     James Endicott       Exact Wave                  President & CEO
                                                              www.exactwave.com
     Brett Error          Omniture                    CTO & EVP Products
                                                               www.omniture.com
     Bjorn Espenes        Infopia                     Chief Executive Officer
                                                                www.infopia.com
     Christian Faulconer  Public Engines              Chief Operating Officer
                                                          www.publicengines.com
     Ildar Fazulyanov     S5 Wireless                 Chief Financial Officer
                                                                    www.s5w.com
     JD Gardner           Monarch Partners            General Partner
                                                              www.monarchvc.com
     Lee Gibbons          Podango.com                 Cofounder & CEO
                                                                www.podango.com
     Terry Haas           Solera Networks             President & CEO
                                                         www.soleranetworks.com
     Mike Hall            Senforce Technologies       President & CEO
                                                               www.senforce.com
     Jeremy Hanks         Doba                        CEO & Cofounder
                                                                   www.doba.com
     Greg Heaps           Allegiance                  Chief Operating Officer
                                                             www.allegiance.com
     Tim Hunt             Lingotek                    Chief Executive Officer
                                                               www.lingotek.com
     Josh James           Omniture                    Chief Executive Officer
                                                               www.omniture.com
     Kimberley Jones      Verite                      Chief Executive Officer
                                                                 www.verite.com
     Jeff Kearl           Logoworks                   Chief Strategy Officer
                                                              www.logoworks.com
     Chris Knudsen        Podango.com                VP of Business Development
                                                                www.podango.com
     Bruce Law            Sprout Marketing            Founder & President
                                                        www.sproutmarketing.com
     Christopher Lee      Heritage Makers             Chief Executive Officer
                                                         www.heritagemakers.com
     Darren Lee           NextPage                    CEO & President
                                                               www.nextpage.com
     Scott C. Lemon       mediaFORGE                  Chief Technical Officer
                                                         www.humanxtensions.com
     Shawn Lindquist      Omniture                    Chief Legal Officer & SVP
                                                               www.omniture.com
     Kyle Love            Direct Controls             Chief Executive Officer
                                                         www.directcontrols.net
     Morgan Lynch         Logoworks                   Chief Executive Officer
                                                              www.logoworks.com
     Drew Major           Move Networks               Chairman
                                                           www.movenetworks.com
     Ty D. Mattingly      Independant Consultant/Investor
     David B. McGinn      Agilix Labs                 Chief Operating Officer
                                                                 www.agilix.com
     Glen Mella           Control4                    President & COO
                                                               www.control4.com
     Larry Miller         Larry Miller Group          Chief Executive Officer
                                                                    www.lhm.com
     Craig Miller         LDS Church                  Director Member Needs
                                                                    www.lds.org
     Clarke Miyasaki      Logoworks                   VP Business Development
                                                              www.logoworks.com
     Ryan Money           HireVue                     CEO & Founder
                                                                www.hirevue.com
     Shawn Nelson    LoveSac Alternative Furniture   Founder, Chairman,ChiefSac
                                                                www.lovesac.com
     Dr. Tom Ngo          NextPage                    Chief Technical Officer
                                                               www.nextpage.com
     John Pestana         Omniture                    Cofounder & EVP
                                                               www.omniture.com
     Scott Petersen       Best Vinyl                  Chief Executive Officer
                                                              www.bestvinyl.com
     Ben Peterson         MingleMatch                 CEO & Founder
                                                          www.sparknetworks.com
     Martin Plaehn        Bungee Labs                 Chief Executive Officer
                                                             www.bungeelabs.com
     Michael Proper       DirectPointe                President & CEO
                                                           www.directpointe.com
     Dr. Dallan Quass     Foundation for On-Line      President
                              Genealogy                            www.folg.org
     Amy Rees Lewis       MediConnect Global          Chief Executive Officer
                                                            www.mediconnect.net
     Professor Gary Rhoads   Brigham Young     Director,Entrepreneurship Center
                              University                www.learnearnreturn.com
     Professor John Richards BYU Center for           Associate Director
                            Entrepreneurship     www.marriottschool.byu.edu/cfe
     Larry Rigby          ZARS pharma                 Vice Chairman
                                                                   www.zars.com
     Kevin Rollins        Dell Corporation            Chief Executive Officer
                                                                   www.dell.com
     Rich Running         LDS Church                                www.lds.org
     Kevin Santiago       Cymphonix                   Chief Executive Officer
                                                              www.cymphonix.com
     Eric Smith           Control4                    Chief Technical Officer
                                                               www.control4.com
     Timothy Stay         Know More Media             Chief Innovation Officer
                                                          www.knowmoremedia.com
     Joshua Steimle       MWI                         Founder & CEO
                                                                    www.mwi.com
     Tom Stockham Jr.     3point5.com                          www.myfamily.com
     Jack W. Sunderlage   ContentWatch                President & CEO
                                                           www.contentwatch.com
     Benoy Tamang         HookSell                    President
                                                               www.hooksell.com
     Cydni Tetro          NextPage                    VP Marketing & Products
                                                               www.nextpage.com
     Kent Thomas          CFO Solutions               Founder & Managing Member
                                                                www.utahcfo.com
     Will West            Control4                    Chief Executive Officer
                                                               www.control4.com
     Greg Whisenant       Public Engines              Chief Executive Officer
                                                          www.publicengines.com
     Dr. Phillip Windley  Windley.com                 Managing Partner
                                                                www.windley.com
     Ralph Yarro          ThinkAtomic                 President & CEO
                                                            www.thinkatomic.com
     Richard Zinn         BallardZinn Engineering     President
                                                            www.ballardzinn.com
     About vSpring Capital
     vSpring Capital (http://www.vspring.com) is an early-stage venture
 capital firm with $260 million under management. With offices in Utah and
 New Mexico, vSpring invests in information technology and life science
 companies that have the potential to transform their markets and create
 lasting value.
     MEDIA CONTACTS:
     Dennis Wood, vSpring Capital 801-942-8999(wk), dennis@vspring.com
 
 

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