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vSpring Capital Releases Its List of the 2008 Top 100 Venture Entrepreneurs

v|100 Fosters Collaboration Among Entrepreneurs and Showcases Utah's Most Successful Venture Entrepreneurs

SALT LAKE CITY, UT -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 03/17/08 -- vSpring Capital announced today the 2008 class of the vSpring Capital Top 100 Venture Entrepreneurs, also known as the v|100.

Today vSpring Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm headquartered in Salt Lake City, announced this year's list of v|100 winners.

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 support among its members as they build and grow some of the most exciting companies. Each year, vSpring asks members of the Utah business community to nominate individuals who are most likely to lead a successful startup technology venture in the next five to seven years in a c-level executive role. Those nominees who garner the most votes from their peers in a nominee-only second step of the annual voting process are then elected into the v|100.

"The number of nominations submitted this year exceeds all previous years and we are pleased with the results that the v|100 voting process produces," said Paul Ahlstrom, managing director of vSpring Capital. "New venture creation is critical to the growth of our economy, and the v|100 program consistently identifies individuals who are likely to generate successful ventures in the coming years. The quality of the v|100 recipients is an indication of the vibrancy of Utah's entrepreneurial ecosystem and talent pool," Ahlstrom said.

Last year the v|100 program formalized voting rules and added an audit committee consisting of David Jolley - Partner at Ernst & Young, Mark Bonham - Partner at Ray Quinney and Nebeker, and Professor Scott Schaefer at the University of Utah. "This committee has performed a critical function of overseeing the process and ensuring valid results," said Dennis Wood, director of human capital at vSpring Capital. "The v|100 community is a select group of individuals who are handpicked by their peers in the region. We have learned to observe closely who makes this important list of entrepreneurs each year," said Mark Bonham.

Facts about the v|100 Class of 2008

A complete list of members in the 2008 v|100 is enclosed below. Be advised that positions/companies noted were current as of the date of the compilation of the 2008 v|100 list of members. This year there was a tie in the voting, making a total of 101 winners. For additional information about the v|100 or vSpring Capital, please contact vSpring's Dennis Wood at 801-942-8999(wk) or [email protected].

Full Name          Company             Work Title                   Website
---------          -------             ----------                   -------

Rick Alden         Skullcandy          CEO & Audio       www.skullcandy.com
                                        Guerrilla
Curt D. Allen      Agilix Labs         President & CEO       www.agilix.com
Paul Allen         FamilyLink.com      CEO               www.familylink.com
Dallin Anderson    Code Nutrition      President &    www.codenutrition.com
                                        CEO
Jeremy Andrus      Skullcandy          COO               www.skullcandy.com
Lindsay Atwood     LTA Enterprises     Managing Partner
Kirt Bailey        Celio Corp          President & CEO    www.celiocorp.com
Brad Baldwin       Rocky Mountain      Co-Founder
                    Voices                      www.rockymountainvoices.com

Bob Barnes         Zonder              CEO                   www.zonder.com
Jeff Barson        Sendside Networks   Chief       www.sendsidenetworks.com
                                        Evangelist/Dir. of
                                        Product Marketing
Jay Bean           OrangeSoda          CEO               www.orangesoda.com
Brian Beutler      Alianza             CEO                  www.alianza.com
Brent L Bishop     ContentWatch        Chairman of     www.contentwatch.com
                                        the Board
Brock Blake        FundingUniverse     CEO          www.fundinguniverse.com
William Borghetti  Sendside Networks   CEO         www.sendsidenetworks.com
David Bradford     Linking Universe    Chairman &   www.linkinguniverse.com
                                        CoFounder
Dr. Jack Brittain  U of U Tech         Vice       www.techventures.utah.edu
                    Ventures            President
Stead Burwell      Alliance Health     CEO           www.alliancehealth.com
                    Networks
Greg Butterfield   Symantec            Group President/    www.symantec.com
                                        Altiris Bus. Unit
Josh Carr          Sprout Marketing    Director of  www.sproutmarketing.com
                                        Interactive
                                        Marketing
David Carter       S5 Wireless         Founder                  www.s5w.com
Josh Coates        Mozy Inc. an EMC    Founder                 www.mozy.com
                    Company
Jonathan Coon      1-800 CONTACTS      CEO             www.1800contacts.com
Troy D'Ambrosio    Pierre Lassonde     Director       www.lassonde.utah.edu
                    Entrepreneur Ctr.
Nicole Toomey      GOED COE /Enclavix  Director COE/       www.enclavix.com
 Davis                                  Pres & CEO
Ed Donakey         LDS Church/Family   Mgr. of         www.familysearch.org
                    History Dept.       Strategic
                                        Relationships
Adam Edmunds       Allegiance          CEO               www.allegiance.com
John Edwards       Move Networks       President &     www.movenetworks.com
                                        CEO
James Endicott     Exact Wave          CEO                www.exactwave.com
Bjorn Espenes      Infopia             CEO                  www.infopia.com
Christian          Public Engines      COO             www.crimereports.com
 Faulconer
Martin Frey        PowerCode           CEO                www.powercode.com
JD Gardner         Monarch Partners    Founder            www.monarchvc.com
Jeremy Hanks       Doba                Cofounder,              www.doba.com
                                        Chairman &
                                        President
Richard D. Hanks   Mindshare           Chairman &            www.mshare.net
                    Technologies        President
Nathan Hatch       Center 7            President & CEO      www.center7.com
Matt Hawkins       Sirsi Dynix         COO               www.sirsidynix.com
Greg Heaps         Allegiance          COO               www.allegiance.com
Tim Hunt           MIR Foundation      President           www.lingotek.com
Josh James         Omniture            CEO                 www.omniture.com
David Jenkins      DealerTrack         Director DMS     www.dealertrack.com
                                        Marketing
J.D. Jeppson       Allegiance          VP of Sales       www.allegiance.com
Scott Johnson      AtTask              CEO                   www.attask.com
Steven G. Jones    Vilect              CEO                   www.vilect.com
Kimberley Jones    Vérité              CEO                   www.verite.com
Dr. Greg M. Jones  VisTrails           CEO                www.vistrails.org
Stan Kanarowski    USTAR               Managing          www.ustar.utah.gov
                                        Director
Jeff Kearl         Skullcandy          Chairman of the   www.skullcandy.com
                                        Board
Abraham Knell      AtTask              Co-Founder & Vice     www.attask.com
                                        President, Sales
Kristen Knight     NuSkin Enterprises  Sr. Dir. Prod.        www.nuskin.com
                                        Mktg. Global
                                        Personal Care
Chris Knudsen      Sapha               VP of Business       www.podango.com
                                        Development
Fred Lampropoulos  Merit Medical       Chairman,              www.merit.com
                                        President & CEO
Andrew Laver       APL Capital         Principal         www.aplcapital.com
                    Advisors
Bruce Law          Sprout Marketing    Founder &    www.sproutmarketing.com
                                        President
Christopher Lee    Heritage Makers     CEO           www.heritagemakers.com
Darren Lee         NextPage            CEO & President     www.nextpage.com
Scott C. Lemon     HumanXtensions      CTO           www.humanxtensions.com
Shawn J.           Omniture            Chief Legal         www.omniture.com
 Lindquist                              Officer, SVP &
                                        Secretary
Ty D. Mattingly    Primary Colors      Managing Director
Ned L. Maxfield    Utah Angel Network  CEO         www.utahangelnetwork.com
David B. McGinn    Agilix Labs         COO                   www.agilix.com
Glen Mella         Control4            President & COO     www.control4.com
W. Tim Miller      Echelon             President & CEO  www.echelon-inc.com
                    Biosciences
Clarke Miyasaki    Logoworks           VP of Business     www.logoworks.com
                                        Development
Ryan Money         DealUtah.com        CEO                 www.dealutah.com
Mark Newman        HireVue             CEO                  www.hirevue.com
Dr. Tom Ngo        NextPage            CTO                 www.nextpage.com
Brent Nixon        Cymphonix           President          www.cymphonix.com
Jonathan Oliver    Exact Wave          CTO                www.exactwave.com
Warren Osborn      Seastone            Founder and CEO     www.seastone.com
John Pestana       Omniture            Cofounder/Director  www.omniture.com
Ben Peterson       Independent                        www.sparknetworks.com
                    Consultant/Investor
Erich Pletsch      Tier Four           President           www.tierfour.com
William Price      BYU Center for      Manager/ Director        www.byu.edu
                    Entrepreneurship
Michael Proper     DirectPointe        President &     www.directpointe.com
                                        CEO
Amy Rees Anderson  MediConnect Global  CEO              www.mediconnect.net
Prof. John         BYU e-Business      Managing       www.ebusiness.byu.edu
 Richards           Center              Director
Larry D. Rigby     Larada Sciences     Chairman &    www.laradasciences.com
                                        CEO
Kevin Santiago     Cymphonix           CEO                www.cymphonix.com
D. Todd Shepherd   Studeo              CEO                   www.studeo.com
Otto Silva         AtTask              Director of IT        www.attask.com
Eric Smith         Control4            CTO                 www.control4.com
Cheryl Snapp       Snapp Conner PR     Managing         www.snappconner.com
 Conner                                 Partner
James Lee          Sorenson Media      CEO                 www.sorenson.com
 Sorenson Jr.
Jesse Stay II      SocialOptimize.com  Partner,      www.socialoptimize.com
                                        Founder
Joshua Steimle     MWI                 Founder & CEO            www.mwi.com
Jack W.            ContentWatch        President &     www.contentwatch.com
 Sunderlage                             CEO
Benoy Tamang       Sapha               CEO and Founder        www.sapha.com
Cydni Tetro        NextPage            Vice President      www.nextpage.com
Kimball Thomas     BilliardEx          CEO               www.billiardex.com
Kent Thomas        CFO Solutions       Founder & Managing   www.utahcfo.com
                                        Member
Devin Thorpe       USTAR               Managing          www.ustar.utah.gov
                                        Director
Will West          Control4            CEO                 www.control4.com
Greg Whisenant     Public Engines      President &    www.publicengines.com
                                        CEO
Tyler Whitaker     TM Ventures         Founder        www.tylerwhitaker.com
Ethan Willis       Prosper             CEO/ Co-Founder  www.prospercorp.com
Dr. Phillip        Kynetx              CTO                  www.windley.com
 Windley
Ken Woolley        Extra Space          Senior Vice       www.exactwave.com
                    Storage             President
Ralph Yarro        ThinkAtomic         Chairman/CEO     www.thinkatomic.com
Allan Young        SocialOptimize.com  Partner       www.socialoptimize.com
Richard Zinn       GeoAMP.com          Founder,         www.ballardzinn.com
                                        Technologist

About vSpring Capital

vSpring Capital (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)
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