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Yahoo!/TechWeb: Open-Source Upstarts Catch The Eye Of Venture Capitalists

Apr 04, 2005, 16:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"Kim Polese has a history of spotting a hot tech market and getting venture capitalists to pony up the money to back her ideas. After making a tech-boom splash in the 1990s with Marimba Inc., she now has her sights set on an emerging area of the open-source software market, where venture-capital interest is quickly heating up.

"Her new company, SpikeSource Inc., emerges Tuesday from two years of startup incubation funded by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and will launch software and services offerings that marry different open-source software with each other and with proprietary packages..."

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