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JumpStart Inc. Selects VentureCareers from VentureLoop to Promote Startup Jobs for Its Portfolio Companies

Monday, January 28, 2008

JumpStart, an Ohio venture development firm focused on early-stage startups, announced that it has launched VentureCareers on its website to assist its portfolio companies with their recruiting needs in a tight labor market. Hosted by VentureLoop, a leading provider of software and services to the venture capital and startup communities, VentureCareers will enable JumpStart to offer a valuable resource by directing website visitors to job opportunities at their startup portfolio companies.

“We really like what VentureLoop is doing,” said Becca Braun, Chief Operating Officer of JumpStart. “JumpStart is directly involved in accelerating the growth of our portfolio companies, and this service will be a valuable resource for our growing startups.”

“JumpStart is a great addition to our client base,” said Jeremy McCarthy, CEO of VentureLoop. “JumpStart invests in high-growth potential companies in Northeast Ohio and offers more geographical variety to candidates interested in joining hot startup companies. Potential candidates visiting their website will now have the ability to view jobs for software engineers, marketing, sales, and more.”

About JumpStart

JumpStart (www.jumpstartinc.org) accelerates the growth of early-stage businesses and ideas into venture-ready companies by delivering vital, focused resources to entrepreneurs in Northeast Ohio. JumpStart identifies and invests in early-stage companies that have strong potential in the marketplace, solid prospects for high growth, and are likely to qualify for later-stage funding. Beyond investing, the JumpStart team of experienced Entrepreneurs-in-Residence provides a continuum of business development services to its client and portfolio companies to help ensure their success.

About VentureLoop

VentureLoop is the leading website dedicated to job postings for venture-backed startup companies. Founded in 1999, VentureLoop creates direct relationships with the world’s top venture capital firms to connect their portfolio companies with quality candidates. Candidates can search the VentureLoop website for thousands of jobs at startups backed by top tier venture capital firms. VentureLoop’s VentureCareers product is a hosted career page for venture capital firms, allowing portfolio companies to advertise job openings directly onto their venture capital firm’s public website. VentureLoop also publishes the weekly VentureLoop Insider Newsletter, which communicates valuable information about startup news, funding, and career advice. Find out more at www.ventureloop.com.

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