SOURCE: Parature

December 06, 2006 14:07 ET

Parature CEO to Keynote Northern Virginia Technology Council 'Meet the Capital Players' Event

Duke Chung to Discuss How Parature Evolved 'From Dorm Room to Boardroom'

VIENNA, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 6, 2006 -- Parature, provider of award-winning, on demand customer support software, announced today that co-founder and CEO Duke Chung will be a keynote speaker at the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) Meet the Capital Players event, 'From Dorm Room to Boardroom,' taking place Thursday, December 7, 2006, 7:30-9:30am at the PricewaterhouseCoopers office in McLean, Va. Mr. Chung will discuss how he took Parature from a fledging idea, through the bootstrapping phase, and on to its recent securing of major institutional funding from Valhalla Partners and Sierra Ventures.

"I'm very pleased to share the valuable experiences and knowledge I've gained through starting and building Parature, particularly the lessons learned from taking the business from a one room operation six years ago to now helping 400 clients provide support to over 6 million people," stated Chung. "The evolution of software-as-a-service also plays a role in how Parature has grown, and I'll discuss what Internet-based software is, as well as its future direction."

Co-presenting with Mr. Chung will be Gene Riechers, co-founder and General Partner, Valhalla Partners, who will discuss why Valhalla Partners invested in Parature, as well as their view of the future of the software industry.

The PricewaterhouseCoopers office is located at 1800 Tysons Boulevard, 9th Floor, McLean, Va. There is no fee for NVTC members and a fee of $70 for non-members. To register, visit

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Parature provides on demand customer support and help desk software, enabling companies to improve their internal and external support while reducing costs. Through its suite of modules, Parature allows companies to provide critical service information on a 24x7 basis via the Internet, resulting in reduction of inbound support load and significantly decreased support costs. With a consistent growth rate of over 100% year over year, Parature serves industry leaders such as Office Depot, ATI Technologies Inc. and Florida State University. For more information on Parature, or to sign up for the FREE 30-Day Trial, please visit

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