Robertson Stephens Provides Outlook on Knowledge Technologies Sector

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Robertson Stephens

    MENLO PARK, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Robertson Stephens, the
 leading full-service investment bank focused exclusively on growth companies,
 today provided an outlook on market opportunities and investment strategies
 for the emerging space of Knowledge Technologies.
     Speaking at a luncheon for venture capitalists, Senior Analyst Cindy
 Hatstadt said: "We believe that knowledge-technologies are vital to the
 success of companies seeking a competitive advantage in today's information-
 based economy. As the agents of change, these solutions enable companies to
 turn individual knowledge into organizational intelligence -- the prerequisite
 for the success of all other initiatives."
 
     Hatstadt believes the following business trends are fueling the
 development of Knowledge Technologies:
 
     1) The shift to a knowledge-based economy,
     2) Shortage of skilled labor,
     3) Shortened product life-cycles,
     4) The rise of global commerce,
     5) The Internet.
 
     "The race is just beginning for companies looking to dominate this
 emerging industry, but no clear leader has been established," said Hatstadt.
 "We see this battle as a three-horse race among vendors currently focused on
 eLearning, content management and collaboration.  We believe that the
 eLearning vendors have the strongest potential to become large knowledge
 companies due to the size and strength of their installed customer bases."
     Hatstadt will also give the featured presentation to venture capitalists
 in Boston on April 10.
 
     Robertson Stephens, Inc. and its international affiliates ("Robertson
 Stephens") is the leading full-service investment bank focused exclusively on
 growth companies. The firm provides a comprehensive set of investment banking
 products and services, including equity underwriting, sales & trading,
 research, M&A advisory, convertible securities, private capital, equity
 derivatives, and corporate and executive services. Robertson Stephens, Inc. is
 a member of the NASD and all major exchanges. Robertson Stephens has more than
 1,400 employees worldwide with offices in San Francisco, Boston, New York,
 Palo Alto, Chicago, Atlanta, London, Munich and Tel Aviv.
 
 

SOURCE Robertson Stephens
    MENLO PARK, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Robertson Stephens, the
 leading full-service investment bank focused exclusively on growth companies,
 today provided an outlook on market opportunities and investment strategies
 for the emerging space of Knowledge Technologies.
     Speaking at a luncheon for venture capitalists, Senior Analyst Cindy
 Hatstadt said: "We believe that knowledge-technologies are vital to the
 success of companies seeking a competitive advantage in today's information-
 based economy. As the agents of change, these solutions enable companies to
 turn individual knowledge into organizational intelligence -- the prerequisite
 for the success of all other initiatives."
 
     Hatstadt believes the following business trends are fueling the
 development of Knowledge Technologies:
 
     1) The shift to a knowledge-based economy,
     2) Shortage of skilled labor,
     3) Shortened product life-cycles,
     4) The rise of global commerce,
     5) The Internet.
 
     "The race is just beginning for companies looking to dominate this
 emerging industry, but no clear leader has been established," said Hatstadt.
 "We see this battle as a three-horse race among vendors currently focused on
 eLearning, content management and collaboration.  We believe that the
 eLearning vendors have the strongest potential to become large knowledge
 companies due to the size and strength of their installed customer bases."
     Hatstadt will also give the featured presentation to venture capitalists
 in Boston on April 10.
 
     Robertson Stephens, Inc. and its international affiliates ("Robertson
 Stephens") is the leading full-service investment bank focused exclusively on
 growth companies. The firm provides a comprehensive set of investment banking
 products and services, including equity underwriting, sales & trading,
 research, M&A advisory, convertible securities, private capital, equity
 derivatives, and corporate and executive services. Robertson Stephens, Inc. is
 a member of the NASD and all major exchanges. Robertson Stephens has more than
 1,400 employees worldwide with offices in San Francisco, Boston, New York,
 Palo Alto, Chicago, Atlanta, London, Munich and Tel Aviv.
 
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