SOURCE: Star Analytics, Inc.

January 22, 2008 10:00 ET

Star Analytics Selected to Join Microsoft Startup Accelerator Program

Helps the Most Promising High Potential Startups Fast-Track Their Success Using Microsoft's Platform Technologies

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - January 22, 2008) - Star Analytics, a leading provider of enterprise software to unify and share information across financial analysis applications, today announced it has joined the Microsoft Startup Accelerator Program. Companies are selected to join the program based on their innovation, marketability, growth potential, funding, platform decision and strategic importance to Microsoft.

Led by the Emerging Business Team (EBT) at Microsoft Corp., the program connects select startups to an extensive support network that provides access to Microsoft people and programs, guidance on future direction and support to accelerate their success.

"Star Analytics is proud to continue our strong momentum with support from one of the world's foremost technology brands," said Trevor Hughes, President & CEO of Star Analytics. "The synergies between Star Integration Server, Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server and SQL Server Analysis Services will make it easier for mutual customers to integrate and share data from Hyperion applications and create a unified view of financial information."

"The Microsoft Startup Accelerator Program evaluates hundreds of technology startups, shining a spotlight on the most promising companies that offer innovative solutions for our mutual customers," said Dave Drach, Emerging Business Team Managing Director at Microsoft Corp. "We believe Star Analytics stands out due to the company's strong management and technical team. Microsoft's partnership with Star Analytics will allow a new generation of financial analytics to help our mutual customers succeed."

Microsoft is committed to serving as a valuable technology and business partner for emerging startups and their investors. These companies receive customized engagement plans designed to support their software development and increase market visibility. Visit http://www.microsoftstartupzone.com.

About Star Analytics

Star Analytics, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise software to unify and share information across financial analysis applications. Its flagship product, Star Integration Server, allows corporations to extend the value of their investments in business intelligence and data warehousing. Star Integration Server is fully deployed in Fortune 1000 companies across industries such as aerospace, banking, chemicals, computer software and hardware, energy, financial services, Internet search, manufacturing, mining, online travel, pharmaceuticals and skin care and cosmetics. Partners include Hyperion Solutions, BusinessObjects, 123OLAP, AnswerThink, Key Performance Ideas, Ranzal and Associates, StrategicApps and TopDown Consulting. Star Analytics is funded by Hummer Winblad Venture Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners. For information visit www.staranalytics.com.

The Star Analytics Logo and Star Integration Server are trademarks of Star Analytics. All other names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. This press release is for informational purposes only and no offer to buy or solicitation of an offer to sell any securities is made hereby. Certain information contained in this news release is forward-looking and is subject to unknown risks and uncertainties. The actual results, performance or achievements of the company may differ materially from the results, performance or achievements of the company expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

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