Calgary technology company wins Canadian Financing Forum Award

Hatsize Corporation selected "forum favourite" by top-tier venture capitalists

CALGARY, Feb. 2 /CNW/ - Hatsize Corporation, a Calgary-based technology firm (http://www.hatsize.com), was recently selected "Forum Favourite" for "Best Company - Information Technology" by the Canadian Financing Forum. The Vancouver forum, representing a group of over 70 top-tier venture capitalists from Canada and the United States, is now in its 13th year.

On the same day, the Golden Seeds Investment group selected Hatsize as one of only two companies chosen to present at the February Investment Forum in New York.

"This expression of investment interest on both the East and West coast, offers Hatsize the opportunity to gain even greater leverage in our rapidly accelerating market," said Hatsize CEO Sue Miller. "A Calgary-based company being recognized by some of North America's top venture capital firms is a strong statement that our Alberta business ranks with some of North America's best in the technology sector."

"This audience represented many billions of investment capital, and the market is much more active than last year," said Kathy Standeven of CanadaIT, the event's organizer. "It may not be a cash prize, but these Financing Forum awards are gold to companies prospecting for investment dollars in a competitive investment market."

"Being selected as the Best IT Company at the Financing Forum indicates that top investors see the potential market opportunity and ROI of Hatsize," said Hatsize President and Founder Guy Hummel. "The award recognizes the strengths of our product, as well as the experience and capability of our management team."

About Hatsize Corporation:

Hatsize has provided over a million hours of automated hands-on demonstration and training sessions over the web for the complex computer products of many of the world's most successful technology companies including ArcSight, IBM, Juniper, NetApp, Sun Microsystems, and Symantec. Hatsize TrueLab(TM) Software as a Service (SaaS) accelerates sales and increases market penetration of enterprise technology products by showcasing their performance anytime, anywhere. Founded in 2000 in Calgary, Hatsize Corporation is a privately-held industry pioneer in the design and delivery of custom virtual, physical and heterogeneous IT environments. For additional information, visit http://www.hatsize.com.

About the Canadian Financing Forum:

The Canadian Financing Forum is the leading showcase for venture capital investment in Canadian companies focused on information technology and cleantech & advanced technology. It was founded in 1995 as a joint venture between Macdonald & Associates and CanadaIT.com, the leading Web gateway to news and information concerning the Canadian tech industry. For additional details, please visit: http://www.financingforum.com.

SOURCE HATSIZE CORPORATION

For further information: For further information: Terry Sydoryk, Hatsize Corporation, Phone: (403) 538-3295 x232, Toll free: 1-877-468-5227 x232, Email: tsydoryk@hatsize.com, http://www.hatsize.com

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