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TMCNet:  CAPMATCH MEDICAL: NEW EUROPEAN FUNDING NETWORK FOR LIFE SCIENCES

[November 12, 2012]

CAPMATCH MEDICAL: NEW EUROPEAN FUNDING NETWORK FOR LIFE SCIENCES

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TAILOR-MADE MATCHING SERVICES FOR VENTURES AND INVESTORS LAUNCHED BY NETZWERK NORDBAYERN AND MEDICAL VALLEY EMN E.V.

Nuremberg, Germany, November 12, 2012:capmatch medical, the new European funding network for life sciences, has launched its online management tool www.capmatch-medical.com today. capmatch medical is a highly customized service specifically designed to connect life science companies that are seeking capital with respective investors in Europe. Unique advantages of capmatch medical are a high quality matching approach combined with professional coaching and process management. The operators of capmatch medical are the financing experts of netzwerk nordbayern, a Nuremberg based business and networking organization providing a comprehensive range of services for high-tech companies, in cooperation with Medical Valley EMN e.V. - a renowned German Med-Tech cluster located in Erlangen, Bavaria. In 135 single deals, almost 175 million euros of venture and business angel capital has been invested, initiated and supported by netzwerk nordbayern since 1999 - among them 35 life science deals with almost 63 million euros.


Personalized deal flow is provided to respective investors according to their current investment strategy. Entrepreneurs gain the unique opportunity to present their business models to a carefully selected group of specialized life science investors ready to invest, plus professional coaching and process management by the team of capmatch medical and netzwerk nordbayern.

Hence for investors, capmatch medical will be a valuable deal-sourcing network, presenting innovative new life science companies looking for respective funding. "After the submission of initial investment preferences via the online platform of capmatch medical - which of course can be updated at any time - capmatch medical will present to the accredited investor a personalized selection of deals in line with their current investment strategy. Similarly, companies can gain access to a professional community of active investors dedicated to investing in attractive life science companies, all in one place", Alexander Becker, senior project manager of capmatch medical, explained. capmatch medical will apply its proven personal consulting approach aiming to select qualified ventures and to present them in the best possible way. capmatch medical management and team has almost fifteen years of experience in supporting high-tech start-ups in funding acquisition gained at netzwerk nordbayern, the operator of capmatch medical. netzwerk nordbayern is a member of the European Business Angels Network EBAN and the German Business Angel Network BAND and is an accredited coach of two of the most important public seed investors in Germany, High-Tech Grunderfonds and Bayern Kapital.

netzwerk nordbayern is closely associated with the Medical Valley European Metropolitan Region Nuremberg (EMN), one of the most powerful economic and scientific medical engineering clusters in the world. Renowned partners from industry, research, healthcare and politics have come together at EMN to form an interdisciplinary network. Their goal is to realize successful solutions for the global healthcare markets of tomorrow. The Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology supports capmatch medical in the course of Germany's nation-wide Leading-Edge Cluster Competition.

For further information about capmatch medical or to register as an investor or fund-seeking venture please visit www.capmatch-medical.com.

About capmatch medical capmatch medical connects ventures across Europe in the med- and biotech sector looking for funding with dedicated investors. The service is tailored to the needs of life science ventures and investors. Personalized deal flow is provided to respective investors according to their current investment strategy. Life science entrepreneurs gain the unique opportunity to present their ventures to a carefully selected and up-to-date group of specialized life science investors ready to invest along with professional coaching and guidance by the provider of capmatch medical.

capmatch medical is a project realized in cooperation with Medical Valley - one of the most economically powerful and scientifically active medical engineering clusters in the world- and managed by netzwerk nordbayern - a business and networking organization providing a comprehensive range of services designed to promote the initiation, financing and growth of high-tech companies. For fifteen years netzwerk nordbayern has offered a universal financing platform for growth-oriented businesses and has helped entrepreneurs find and match up with suitable financing partners, guiding them through the financing process. Currently, more than 150 venture capitalist organizations, business angels, and public investors are listed. Until today 135 high-tech deals with almost 175 million euros have been realized, among them 35 life science deals with almost 63 million euros.

netzwerk nordbayern is a member of the European Business Angels Network EBAN and of the German Business Angel Network BAND and is an accredited coach of two of the most important public seed investors in Germany, High-Tech Grunderfonds and Bayern Kapital.

The Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology supports capmatch medical in the course of Germany's nation-wide Leading-Edge Cluster Competition.

About netzwerk nordbayern netzwerk nordbayern, established in 1998,is a German business and networking organization based in Nuremberg. Its core activities are specialized services and networking forums for innovative high-tech companies in Northern Bavaria to promote the initiation and growth of companies. netzwerk nordbayern offers seminars, workshops, coachings, access to financing and assistance in building up useful contacts. Most services are free of charge. netzwerk nordbayern is supported by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology as well as by a number of private business sponsors.

Furthermore, netzwerk nordbayern organizes the annual Northern Bavarian Business Plan Competition, one of the most successful competitions of its kind in Europe. Out of the 2.008 teams which participated in the first 14 years, 592 started up a new business and are still active on the market. By 2011, combined revenues of these companies have reached 474 million euros, employing 4,780 people. Almost 175 million euros venture and business angel capital has been invested in 135 single deals, which were initiated and supported by netzwerk nordbayern. For further information please visit www.netzwerk-nordbayern.de.

About the Medical Valley EMN Association The Medical Valley EMN Association (e.V.) was founded in 2007 to steer the development, coordination and marketing within the medical engineering cluster. Under the management of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Erich R. Reinhardt, the Medical Valley EMN e.V. assumes crucial tasks of the cluster and supports all members with comprehensive consulting services. The association organizes the exchange of knowledge in the network, promotes the cluster in Germany and the rest of the world, offers further education courses and provides consulting services for new start-up companies. The association is also involved in marketing and international activities. More than 140 stakeholders from the fields of politics, business, science and healthcare services work hand in hand in the Medical Valley EMN Association (e.V.). Their aim is to establish the European Metropolitan Area Nuremberg as a model region for optimal healthcare. For further information please visit our website: www.medical-valley-emn.de.

For further information please contact: Media service: capmatch medical c/o netzwerk nordbayern MC Services AG Alexander Becker Michelle Kremer Neumeyerstrasse 48 Schubertstr. 10 D-90411 Nurnberg D-80336 Munchen Phone +49 911 59724-8048 Phone +49 89 210 228 14 Fax +49 911 59724-8049 Fax +49 89 210 228 88 E-Mail becker@capmatch-medical.com E-Mail michelle.kremer@mc-services.eu Internet www.capmatch-medical.com Internet www.mc-services.eu This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients.

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Source: capmatch medical via Thomson Reuters ONE HUG#1656983 Press release (PDF) - http://hugin.info/155575/R/1656983/535825.pdf

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