SOURCE: Quova, Inc.

Quova, Inc.

December 08, 2009 08:00 ET

President and Founder of VDC Joins Quova Board of Directors

Charlie Stryker, Experienced Entrepreneur and Adviser, Joins the Board of IP Geolocation Leader

LONDON--(Marketwire - December 8, 2009) - Quova, Inc., the leading provider of IP geolocation data and services, today announced that is has appointed Dr. Charlie Stryker to its Board of Directors. A recognized innovator in the information services field, Dr. Stryker is currently the founder and president of Venture Development Centre (VDC), a professional advisory firm.

Dr. Stryker has several decades of experience helping marketing technology and information services companies scale quickly to enable customers to use data to solve business challenges. Dr. Stryker was previously chairman and founder of Naviant Inc., a consumer profile and e-marketing company that was acquired by Equifax in 2002. Prior to his role with Naviant, Dr. Stryker was a divisional president of IntelliQuest Information Group, Inc., a market research and analysis company acquired by a subsidiary of the WPP Group. He also founded Trinet America, a leading supplier of business information to support marketing and sales applications, which was acquired by InfoUSA. Dr. Stryker currently serves as a board member of several leading marketing intelligence companies including ARGI, Conclusive Marketing, Geoscape, NetFactor, Samba and V12. Dr. Stryker also taught in the Entrepreneurial Center at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania for nearly eight years.

"Charlie Stryker has a wealth of experience in information services and marketing technology and brings a knowledgeable perspective to our board," said Seth Levine, Chairman of the Board and principal at Mobius Venture Capital. "Charlie's advice and counsel will be invaluable as we move forward."

"Throughout my career, I've sought out companies like Quova, great companies that are poised for significant growth," said Charlie Stryker, Quova board member. "Quova has seen strong adoption of its IP geolocation data services and I'm eager to work with the team as they enter the next stages of development."

Quova provides IP geolocation data, which determines the physical location and Internet connection characteristics of a Web visitor. Organizations leverage this data to help make business decisions in four primary areas -- fraud prevention, marketing, compliance and security. Quova customers include the BBC,, Continental Airlines and

About Quova

Quova, Inc. enables online businesses to instantly identify where a visitor to their Web site is geographically located. Online companies including broadcasters, e-retailers, ad networks, banks, and government agencies integrate Quova's IP geolocation data into their Web applications to geotarget their advertising and content, detect card-not-present fraud, manage distribution of digital content, comply with local laws, and more. Quova delivers detailed demographic and network characteristic data about an IP address and the data is 99.9% accurate at the country level and up to 98.2% accurate at the US state level (attested to by Pricewaterhouse Coopers). Quova, founded in 2000, is based in Mountain View, California, and is privately owned

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