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Ten Firms Honored at Internet Outlook Conference

Investor's Choice honorees at the third annual Technologic Partners Internet Outlook conference included:

Intellipost Corp. (BonusMail); Brightware; Commerce One; Critical Path; E-Stamp; Financial Engines; Flycast Communications; Internet Travel Network; NetCentives; and Vignette.

The companies were voted most likely to succeed in the multi-billion-dollar arena of electronic commerce at the conference held in San Francisco last week.

Internet Outlook, one of four conferences organized by Technologic Partners this year, showcased 83 privately financed Internet companies. The firms presented their business plans to an audience of more than 550 venture capitalists, money managers, investment bankers, and industry executives at the event.

"The goal was to provide an independent forum in which the best startups can tell their stories, and to provide a timely context through speeches and panels that will help investors evaluate those stories. The ten companies chosen as the most likely to succeed have captured the imagination and respect of both their corporate peers and the investment community," said Richard A. Shaffer, founder of Technologic.

The conference's Internet Outlook Investors' Choice Awards were based on voting by the audience and recommendations from a panel of technology investors that included: Gigi Brisson, partner at Attractor Investment Management; Jeff Brody, general partner at Brentwood Venture Capital; Charles H. Finnie, general partner, Volpe Brown Whelan & Co.; and Kathryn C. Gould, general partner, Foundation Capital.