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(831) 464-8060 Appoints Patrick Gordan to Board of Directors
Operating experience to help in next phase of growth
SAN JOSE, California – July 31, 2007 – (, the leader in hosted email and messaging services, today announced the appointment of Mr. Patrick Gordan to the board of directors. Mr. Gordan is currently a managing director at Leader Ventures, a private investment firm providing blended debt and equity financing to a diversified portfolio of early- and late-stage, private companies.

"Patrick has not only a great track record in the venture capital and finance arenas, but also a great deal of operating experience, having served in various senior management and executive roles at Bay Area start-ups," said Michael Rose, president & CEO of "I feel this combination will be a great asset to us, as we enter our next stage of rapid growth."

At Leader Ventures, Mr. Gordan's primary role is identifying, analyzing and negotiating investments on the West Coast. He is also a managing director of Dominion Capital Management, one of the pioneers in venture lending. Previously, he was chief financial officer and vice president of business development for, Inc., a venture-backed start-up. He previously served as president and CEO of Paragon Electronic Systems, Inc., a leading backplane manufacturer, and president of Cima Capital Group, where he concentrated on investment opportunities in the technology and healthcare services sectors. Mr. Gordan holds an M.B.A from Stanford Business School, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar, and an A.B. in Social Studies magna cum laude from Harvard College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

About (, based in San Jose, California, delivers highly reliable, secure, hosted email and messaging solutions for service providers and businesses. The company provides the advantages of carrier-class email without the expense or complexity, enabling customers to focus on what they do best.'s customizable email solutions are built on a completely scalable infrastructure and include advanced services such as IMAP and push email for mobile devices, as well as comprehensive anti-spam and virus protection. Since 1998, has been a leader in Software as a Service (SaaS) email and messaging, managing more than 300,000 domains worldwide.

About Leader Ventures
Leader Ventures ( is a private investment firm providing blended debt and equity financing to a diversified portfolio of early- and late-stage, private companies. With offices in Atlanta, Boston, Menlo Park and San Francisco, the firm invests primarily in the U.S. and employs a variety of loan structures to invest in companies of different developmental stages and across industry segments. The founders of Leader Ventures also manage the venture loan portfolio of Dominion Capital, one of the oldest venture lending firms in the country. The founders have worked together at Dominion since 2001 and the team has a wide range of expertise in lending to, investing in and running start-ups.

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