GrowthWorks Commercialization Fund Ltd.

GrowthWorks Commercialization Fund Ltd.

December 04, 2007 18:10 ET

GrowthWorks Commercialization Fund Invests in PerspecSys Inc.

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 4, 2007) - GrowthWorks Commercialization Fund announced today that it recently completed an investment in Orangeville, ON software company, PerspecSys Inc., which offers true SOA-based Enterprise Information Management solutions for premises-based and on-demand environments. The funding will be used to further the company's technology and expand sales and marketing initiatives.

"Enterprise information management, security, and compliance continue to be pressing concerns for corporations worldwide. PerspecSys' vision looks to address these requirements, and mitigates insider threats not solved by perimeter security solutions," said Tim Lee, Senior Vice President, Investments of GrowthWorks. "As with previous investments by GrowthWorks Commercialization Fund, this investment in PerspecSys and its team continues to demonstrate our commitment to funding the development of market-forward Ontario-based seed stage technology companies."

"We set out to address the growing need to unify the management, security and compliance of enterprise information," said Terry Woloszyn, CEO of PerspecSys Inc. "We anticipate rapid growth in the Enterprise Information Management markets, such as customers adopting Software-as-a-Service for application delivery. The investment by GrowthWorks Commercialization Fund will help position PerspecSys to participate in this market growth."

About GrowthWorks

GrowthWorks™ managed funds provide investment capital for Canadian companies and tax-advantaged investment opportunities for Canadian investors. GrowthWorks(i) manages over $900 million in assets through the Working Opportunity Fund (EVCC) Ltd., GrowthWorks Atlantic Venture Fund Ltd., GrowthWorks Commercialization Fund Ltd., GrowthWorks Canadian Fund Ltd. and ENSIS Growth Fund Inc. GrowthWorks identifies, analyzes and structures investments in companies with high growth potential. Particular emphasis is placed on IT, Life Sciences and Advanced Manufacturing sectors. Building on over 15 years of investment expertise, GrowthWorks is a leader in Canadian venture capital management.

About PerspecSys Inc.

The goal of PerspecSys Inc. ( is to provide solutions for secure and compliant access to enterprise information. Founded in 2006, the PerspecSys Information Server™ is the core platform for delivery of Information Perspective™ - information virtualization technology providing information management and governance to the enterprise. Throughout 2008, PerspecSys will be introducing versions of the PerspecSys Information Server™ for addressing Software-as-a-Service, Master Data Management, and unstructured information management requirements.

(i) GrowthWorks refers to affiliates of GrowthWorks Ltd. and includes: GrowthWorks Capital Ltd., manager of the Working Opportunity Fund (EVCC) Ltd.; GrowthWorks WV Management Ltd., manager of GrowthWorks Canadian Fund Ltd. and GrowthWorks Commercialization Fund Ltd.; GrowthWorks Atlantic Ltd., manager of GrowthWorks Atlantic Venture Fund Ltd. and ENSIS Management Inc., manager of ENSIS Growth Fund Inc. GrowthWorks is a registered trademark of GrowthWorks Capital Ltd. ENSIS is a registered trademark of ENSIS Capital Corporation.

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investments in retail venture capital funds (RVCs). RVCs are not guaranteed; their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. Please read the prospectus before investing. This release contains "forward-looking" statements. Actual results may differ from those implied by such statements. Neither the Fund nor its manager assumes any obligation to update such statements.

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