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Scivantage Announces $6.7 Million Investment from Edison Venture Fund

Jan 22, 2007

  • Edison invests $6.7 million to help Scivantage drive product development and sales
  • Announcement follows Scivantage’s recent multi-million dollar acquisition of Kenamea

    NEW YORK, January 22, 2007 – Scivantage, the premier provider of web-based, front- and middle-office brokerage products, today announced that Edison Venture Fund, a leading investor in expanding information technology companies, has completed a $6.7 million investment in the firm. Scivantage, who currently counts 5 of top 10 US banks as clients, as well as 7 of the top 20 US brokerages, plans to leverage the investment to accelerate its key product development initiatives, increase staff to meet the growing demand, and expand its sales and marketing efforts in 2007.

    The announcement follows the recent acquisition by Scivantage of Kenamea, the leading provider of notification management products to the brokerage industry. Together, the investment and acquisition are designed to enable Scivantage to maintain and grow its position as the largest independent provider of platform-agnostic, online brokerage technology. Scivantage currently has over 40 clients servicing 5 of the top 10 US banks and 7 of the top 20 retail and institutional US brokerages.

    Discussing Edison’s investment, Chris Sugden, Partner, comments, “Scivantage has an exceptional management team with deep domain expertise and a stellar track record. When surveying the financial technology landscape, Scivantage was an obvious choice for Edison; their blue chip client portfolio, spanning institutional to retail brokers, together with their focus on innovation positions them well for significant future expansion.”

    “Edison’s decision to partner with Scivantage in this way is a testament to the speed and scale of our growth”, comments Adnane Charchour, CEO of Scivantage. “As we look forward to 2007 and beyond, this investment, coupled with a number of recent strategic initiatives and significant client wins will help take Scivantage to the next level of growth.”

    Edison has funded and guided 22 companies specializing in financial technology. Active investments include Archive Systems, Billtrust, CoreStar, IPP, Liberty Tax, Longview Solutions, ManagedPay, Satori, Tangoe and Telarix. Successful fintech exits include Best Software, DPM, Incurrent and Princeton Financial. Edison’s investment pace in 12 New York-based companies includes CorrectNet, e-Chalk, Edgetrade, FinePoint, M5 Networks, Operative, Pinnacle Taxx and SmartAnalyst.

    About Scivantage

    Scivantage is the premier provider of web-based, front- and middle-office brokerage products. Leveraging your existing back office, Scivantage’s easy and affordable platforms automate manual functions and integrate fundamental content into one fully customizable, straight-through-processed interface. Scivantage adds value to your broker and investor offerings with superior functionality, scalability and a turnkey implementation, increasing your productivity while lowering your total cost of ownership.

    Scivantage’s applications provide retail online trading (Investor™), a professional broker platform (Professional™), interactive voice response (Speech™) processing, account opening (eAccounts™), automated money management (eMoney™), trade processing, order routing, workflow, rules-based decision support engine (eDecision™), risk management, clearing and execution integration, electronic delivery of confirms and statements (eDelivery™), compliance, and OFX tools, as well as a complete Professional Services offering.

    Founded in 2000, Scivantage services leading Fortune 500 brokerage and financial institutions, with millions of successful implementations. Contact us to find out how global and regional financial institutions, as well as smaller securities firms, use our systems to provide better service to their clients, increase efficiency, lower risk, and save money. Learn more at www.scivantage.com, via e-mail at info@scivantage.com, or by calling 866-SCIVANTAGE.

    About Edison Venture Fund
    Established in 1986, Edison partners with entrepreneurs, service providers and other financing sources to build successful companies. Edison provides capital and value-added services to expansion stage ($5 to 20 million revenue), information technology businesses. Initial investments range from $4 to 7 million. Edison typically serves as a sole or lead investor in financings up to $10 million. In addition to providing expansion capital, Edison funds management buyouts, recapitalizations, spinouts and secondary stock purchases.

    Edison’s 15 investment professionals are based in three offices: Lawrenceville, NJ, West Chester, PA, and McLean, VA. Industry specialties include application software, communications, financial technology, Healthcare IT and business services. Edison’s successes include Axent, BTG, Dendrite, eTransport, InSoft, Marcam, Mathsoft, Netegrity, Octagon, Visual Networks, Virtual Edge, Vocus and many other information technology leaders, which have a combined market value exceeding $5 billion. Edison currently has $480 million under management and is actively making new investments. http://www.edisonventure.com
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