vSpring Capital Announces the 2005 v|100 Class

Connect Magazine
March 3 2005


vSpring Capital today announced the 2005 class of the vSpring Capital Top 100 Venture Entrepreneurs, also known as the v|100.

The v|100 was conceived by vSpring as a tool to recognize the region`s outstanding entrepreneurs and to support and promote partnering and collaboration among top entrepreneurs in the region.

"The v|100 has been an effective method to help vSpring and the community to recognize leadership and innovative excellence and increase networking in the entrepreneurial community within the state," said Dinesh Patel, managing director of vSpring Capital.

Each year, members of the Utah business community are asked by vSpring to nominate individuals with ties to the state of Utah who are most likely to lead a successful startup venture in the next five to seven years in the IT (information technology) or biotech industries in a chief executive or chief technical officer role.

These nominees are then invited to participate in a confidential online survey to vote for the top 10 individuals they feel would most likely meet the selection criteria. Nominees garnering the most votes from their peers in this annual process are then elected into the v|100. The result is a community-nominated, peer-selected group of the top IT and biotech entrepreneurs in the state. These individuals are then invited to participate in an array of ongoing interactions throughout the year designed to provide increased exposure, resources and collaboration among this important group.

"Running a startup can be a lonely experience," said Eric Jacobsen, managing partner of Utah- and Connecticut-based private equity firm Dolphin II and v|100 member for both 2005 and 2004. "I want to interact, communicate and talk with other entrepreneurs that are dealing with similar problems and challenges. Membership in the v|100 offers access to like-minded entrepreneurs and that has been a very positive experience for me."

Facts about the 2005 class of the v|100

The 2005 class of the v|100 includes a unique combination of dynamic young entrepreneurs, technology thought leaders and experienced leaders in the technology and biotechnology industries. This year 42 new members were inducted into the v|100. As a whole the 2005 class of the v|100 has raised more than $4 billion in capital assets and created more than 15,000 new jobs during their careers.

A complete list of members in the 2005 v|100 is below. Be advised that positions/companies noted were current as of the date of the compilation of the 2005 v|100 list of members. For additional information about the v|100 or vSpring Capital, please contact vSpring`s Dennis Wood at 801-942-8999(wk) or dennis@vspring.com, or David Politis of Politis Communications at 801-523-3730 or dpolitis@politis.com.

Curt Allen, Agilix Labs, www.agilix.com, President & CEO

Paul Allen, Infobase Ventures, www.infobaseventures.com, Managing Partner

Dallin M. Anderson, Montigen Pharmaceuticals, www.montigen.com, Chief Executive Officer

Matt Asay, Novell, www.novell.com, Director, Linux Business Office

David Bateman, Property Solutions, www.propertysolutions.com, Founder

David Bean, Attensity Corp., www.attensity.com, CTO and Co-founder

Dr. David J. Bearss, Montigen Pharmaceuticals, www.montigen.com, Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Ragula Bhaskar, FatPipe Networks, www.fatpipeinc.com, CEO

Patrick Burke, Myriad Genetics, www.myriad.com/index.htm, Business Development Manager

Greg Butterfield, Altiris, www.altiris.com, President & CEO

Dr. Patrick M. Byrne, Overstock.com, www.overstock.com, President and Chairman

Mark Calkins, Agilix Labs, www.agilix.com, VP of Platform Marketing

Don Cash, Omniture, www.omniture.com, VP of Sales

Brad Christensen, Novell, www.novell.com, Director of Product Mgmt.

Craig Christensen, Altiris, www.altiris.com, Vice President & General Counsel

James Clarke, Clear Link, CEO

Josh Coates, Berkeley Data Systems, www.berkeleydata.net, President/CTO

Tom Creighton, Epixtech, www.epixtech.com, Chief Architect

Dr. Gregory Critchfield, Myriad Genetics Labs, www.myriad.com, President

Gary L. Crocker, AnzenBio & Crocker Ventures, www.anzenbio.com, President and Managing Director

Nicole Toomey Davis, Enclavix, www.enclavix.com, President & CEO

Terry Dickson, Avinti, www.avinti.com, CEO

John Dunn, Banyan Ventures, www.banyanventures.com, Director

Mike Dutton, Dolphin II, www.dolphintwo.com, Partner

Adam Edmunds, Silent Whistle, www.silentwhistle.com, President & CEO

Bjorn Espenes, Infopia, www.infopia.com, CEO

JD Gardner, vSpring Capital, www.vspring.com, Venture Partner

Lee Gibbons, LDS Audio, www.ldsaudio.com, CTO

Stephen W. Gibson, The Academy for Creating Enterprise, www.creatingenterprise.com, Founder Social Entrepreneur

Darin D. Gilson, Banyan Ventures, www.banyanventures.com, Managing Director

Brett Graham, Ingenix, www.ingenix.com, VP of Strategic Planning

Michael Hall, Senforce, www.senforce.com, President & CEO

Richard D. Hanks, Mindshare Technologies, www.mindsharetech.net, Chairman and President

Jon Hansen, MSTAR.NET & Chicago Venture Partners, www.mstar.net, CEO

Nathan S. Hatch, Helius, www.helius.com,

Senior Vice President Marketing & Corporate Development Ron Heinz, Helius, www.helius.com, CEO

Sheryl G. Hohle, BioCatalogia, www.biocatalogia.com, President & CEO

Spence Hoole, Diversified Insurance Brokers, www.diversifiedinsurance.com, Partner

Eliot Jacobsen, 0 to 60 Ventures, President

Eric Jacobsen, Dolphin II, www.dolphintwo.com, Managing Director

Josh James, Omniture, www.omniture.com, CEO/Co-Founder

Rob Jeppsen, Primary Intelligence, www.primary-intel.com, Chief Strategy Officer

Seth B. Johnson, Redi2 Technologies, www.redi2.com/contact.html, CEO

Greg Jones, Visual Influence, www.visualinfluence.com, President

Kimberly Jones, Verite, www.verite.com, CEO

Jeff Kearl, LogoWorks, www.logoworks.com, Chief Marketing Officer

Gary Kennedy, Double Eagle Ventures, Owner

Dwain Kinghorn, Altiris, www.altiris.com, Chief Technology Officer

Rebecca Olpin Krull, Star Bridge Systems, www.starbridgesystems.com, Director of Sales

Fred Lampropoulos, Merit Medical Systems, www.meritmedical.com, CEO

Bruce Law, Sprout Marketing, www.sproutmarketing.com, President and Founder

Carl Ledbetter, UV Partners, www.uvpartners.com, Partner

Scott C. Lemon, Agilix Labs, www.agilix.com, President

Amy Lewis, Mediconnect.net, www.mediconnect.net, CEO

Ron Lindorf, Humanvoice, www.humanvoice.com, Chairman

Drew Major, Move Networks, www.cargonet.com, Founder

William Marble, Calixus, www.calixus.com, Board Member

Ty D. Mattingly, Raser Technologies, www.rasertech.com, Consultant

David McGinn, Agilix Labs, www.agilix.com, CFO/ COO

Peter D. Meldrum, Myriad Genetics, www.myriad.com, Managing Partner

Glen Mella, Control4, www.control4.com, Chief Marketing Officer

Craig Miller, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, www.lds.org, Director of Member Needs

W. Tim Miller, Echelon Biosciences, www.echelon-inc.com, President

Blake Moderzitski, UV Partners, www.uvpartners.com, General Partner

Matt Mosman, Levanta, www.levanta.com, CEO

Jan Newman, Altiris, www.altiris.com, VP of Business Development

Thomas Ngo, NextPage, www.nextpage.com, CTO

Amy Paul, Bard Access Systems, www.bardaccess.com, President

Brad Pelo, NextPage, www.nextpage.com, Chairman of the Board

Jim Perry, Perrypoint Ventures, CTO

Ben Peterson, MingleMatch, www.minglematch.com, President

Greg Peterson, GH Peterson Holdings, www.ghpeterson.com, Managing Partner

Dr. Glenn D. Prestwich, University of Utah and Sentrx Surgical, www.utah.edu, Presidential Professor & CSO

Michael Proper, DirectPointe, www.directpointe.com, President & CEO

John E. Richards, BYU Center for Entrepreneurship, www.byu.edu, Associate Teaching Professor

Larry Rigby, ZARS, www.zars.com, President & CEO

David Rowe, Trend Micro, www.trendmicro.com, Executive VP of Global Marketing

Todd Shepherd, Studeo, www.studeo.com, Co-Founder/Partner

Eric Smith, Control4, www.control4.com, CTO

James Sorenson Jr., Sorenson Media, www.sorenson.com, CEO

Bryan Sparks, Solera Networks, www.soleranetworks.com, Managing Partner

Tim Stay, Marketing Ally, Founder

Joshua J. Steimle, MWI, www.mwi.com, CEO

Ian Stiles, Agilix Labs, www.agilix.com, Software Architect

Tom Stockham, MyFamily.com, www.myfamily.com, President & CEO

Weston Swenson, Forum Systems, www.forumsys.com, CEO

Cydni R. Tetro, NextPage, www.nextpage.com, Vice President Product and Corporate Marketing

Daren Thayne, MyFamily.com, www.myfamily.com, Chief Technology Officer

Kent L Thomas, CFO Solutions, www.cfosolutionsllc.com, Founder & Managing Member

Rodney Tiede, Broadcast International, www.broadcastinternational.com, President/CEO

Mike Tippets, Helius, www.helius.com, SVP Engineering & Strategy

Jay Verkler, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, www.lds.org, Director FCH Group

Brett Walker, VitalSmarts, www.vitalsmarts.com, Chief Marketing Officer

Brad Walters, MaxStream, www.maxstream.net, Chairman, President & CEO

Will West, Control4, www.control4.com, CEO

Greg Whisenant, Wasatch Solutions, www.wasatchsolutions.com, President

Weston Whitman, Harvard Business School, www.hbs.edu, MBA Candidate 2005

Gary Williams, Brigham Young University, www.byu.edu, Associate Director -- Center for Entrepreneurship

Phillip J. Windley, The Windley Group, www.windley.com, Associate Professor

Ralph Yarro, Canopy Group, www.canopy.com, President & CEO

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