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InsideVenture To Announce New IPO Product at NYSE
Mona DeFrawi, CEO, and David Weild, Executive Chairman, InsideVenture to Ring The Opening Bell®


Executives and guests from InsideVenture Inc. will visit the New York Stock Exchange on Monday June 1 to announce a new IPO product. InsideVenture is unveiling changes to the initial public offering process that aims to open the IPO market to a greater number of growth companies and increase opportunities for long-term small cap investors.

To mark this special occasion, Mona DeFrawi, CEO, InsideVenture, Inc. will ring the Opening Bell, joined by David Weild, Executive Chairman, InsideVenture, Inc. and top executives of late-stage venture capital-backed companies.   The late-stage venture-backed company executives participating in this bell ringing are:

Financial Engines            Ray Sims, CFO

GlobalLogic                      Peter Harrison, CEO

IntraLinks, Inc.                Andrew Damico, President & CEO


Media interested in covering this NYSE bell ringing MUST contact Christiaan Brakman at 212.656.2094 or 

Media interesting in phone interviews from the NYSE with InsideVenture CEO Mona DeFrawi, InsideVenture Executive Chairman David Weild, or one of the participating executives, please contact: Matthew Stotts  at 415.786.2231or

InsideVenture, Inc.

InsideVenture is new financial services platform that facilitates liquidity, late-stage financing, and the critical aftermarket support needed for an orderly transition of value from private to public investors and economic growth. InsideVenture is restoring the small cap IPO, capital formation, and liquidity of the U.S. capital markets by recreating primary and secondary offerings and aftermarket support formerly delivered by the “four horsemen” boutique investment banks. InsideVenture serves as a catalyst to realign the financial markets infrastructure back to long-term growth investing and has the support of top U.S. venture firms, fundamental fund managers and industry leaders (e.g., T. Rowe Price, Wasatch Advisors, SVB, NYSE, NVCA, NEA, Domain, Venrock, DCM, Clarus, Frazier, Versant, Oak Inv., Aisling, and others). InsideVenture is based in Menlo Park , California and on the web at


MONDAY, June 1, 2009/NYSE Security Checkpoint at Exchange & Broad Streets

9:00 a.m.                       Press arrival at checkpoint

9:30 a.m.                       The Opening Bell rings

10:30a.m.                       Telephone interviews with InsideVenture and late-stage companies


The use of wireless equipment/gear/microphones is not permitted inside the NYSE due to interference with NYSE broadcasting frequencies.  When necessary, wired mics should be utilized.


Photos available via Associated Press/New York (212.621.1902), Reuters America (646.223.6285) and Bloomberg Photo (212.617.3420).

The Opening BellSM  (starting at 9:25 a.m. ) and The Closing Bell® (starting at 3:55 p.m. ) feeds are available via Ascent loop #4009. Those seeking footage via The Switch please contact NYSE Broadcast at 212.656.5483.


A live webcast of The Opening Bell (beginning at 9:29 a.m. ) and of The Closing Bell (beginning at 3:59 p.m. ) will be available on the homepage of


Contact: Christiaan Brakman
Phone: 212-656-2094