Paul Allen, CEO,, Recognized Among vSpring Capital 2007 Top 100 Venture Entrepreneurs

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Paul Allen, CEO, was listed among the vSpring Capital Top 100 Venture Entrepreneurs (v|100) yesterday. Allen was also nominated among this class of top entrepreneurs in 2005 and 2006.

The v|100 was created to recognize outstanding entrepreneurs who have ties to the state of Utah. The voting is performed by members of the community who are asked to nominate individuals whom they feel are most likely to lead a successful startup venture in the next five to seven years in the field of IT or biotech industries.

“The v|100 community of entrepreneurs continues to be an indication of the abundance of one of the most important factors of production in our region; human capital,” said Ed Ekstrom, managing director of vSpring Capital. “This year’s results are especially interesting with the creation of an audit committee consisting of David Jolley at Ernst & Young, Mark Bonham at Wilson Sonsini and Professor Scott Schaefer at the University of Utah. Their oversight of the nomination and voting process brings a level of credibility which highly validates this v|100 class for their accomplishments.”

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