Industry Standard Completes $30 Million In Financing

Industry Standard Communications Inc. raised $30 million in first-round
private-equity financing, led by Flatiron Partners and Chase Capital Partners.

The funds will be used to accelerate growth in The Standard’s Internet economy Web site, as well as
to fuel expansion in its publication, conference and service businesses.

Other investors include: Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Venture Partners (the
venture capital affiliate of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Private Equity),
Pearson PLC, [email protected], J. & W. Seligman and Chase H&Q. Chase H&Q served as
private placement agent in connection with the financing.

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