Information-technology holding company Safeguard Scientifics Inc. led a
$5.5-million first round of financing for iMedium Inc., an embedded e-commerce
company involved in the convergence of entertainment, advertising and
“Safeguard is an ideal partner for us at this stage in our growth,” said
Brian Dooner, founder and president of iMedium Inc. “Its network of resources
and support will prove invaluable as we rapidly expand our business.
iMedium’s proprietary See!Commerce technology helps businesses sell and
market their brands through embedded e-commerce and advertising links within
photos and still images. This results in an Internet shopping experience
within a relevant, visual context.
“iMedium has identified a unique e-commerce strategy that combines content,
commerce and community,” said Harry Wallaesa, president and COO of Safeguard.
“As iMedium was incubated on the Safeguard campus, it is truly a product of
our entrepreneurial environment. This acquisition represents a continuation
of Safeguard’s strategy of identifying and developing companies at the
forefront of their technology in three distinct areas of the Internet:
e-commerce, enterprise applications and network infrastructure.”
Safeguard assigns a dedicated team to each partner company and actively
assists its partner companies in their management, operations and finances.