PCM Initiates the Next Evolution of Private Company Financing

PCM Exchange, the exchange that allows private companies to connect directly to accredited investors, announced a major initiative to create the next generation of services for companies seeking funding and investors adding to and managing portfolios. This undertaking will provide new opportunities for private companies that are looking for new capital sources or alternate exits during a slumping economy.

New York, NY, November 24, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Private Company Marketplace (PCM) (member FINRA, SIPC), the world’s first exchange for privately held companies, has started an ambitious plan to enhance its market presence and create new ways to match accredited investors with companies seeking private capital. This multi-stage initiative comes as companies are thinking beyond traditional exits and seeking new private investments.

“With IPOs down two-thirds this year and little liquidity for mergers, private companies are hurting,” said Louis J. Meade, the CEO of PCM who has been advising private companies for over 20 years. “We are expanding our services to connect companies efficiently and directly with private capital, so they can focus on their actual business.”

“Experienced investors are looking beyond the current market weakness, to find re-priced investments that will become the next cycle’s great positions,” said Jeevan Padiyar, Managing Director of the Connectors Group and an expert in early-stage funding. “An information clearinghouse like PCM Exchange will be a time-saver for those who want to add portfolio companies now.” PCM is working with the Connectors Group to develop the next generation of private company exchange.

PCM’s evolution strategy includes synchronizing its guidelines to match the due diligence needs of today’s investors, and providing online guidance for companies on preparing materials and presenting to potential funders. Companies can review the requirements for the exchange and begin the listing process at www.PCMExchange.com.

For investors, PCM Exchange will continue to provide clear and useful information on private companies in various industries that are seeking seed, first or second-round funding. In addition, PCM allows its investor members to trade securities of listed companies. PCM does not promote or sell any individual company. Accredited investors can find more information at www.PCMExchange.com.

About PCM Exchange
PCM Exchange presents privately held companies that adhere to PCM’s listing guidelines to a universe of carefully screened investors. PCM Exchange provides companies with an efficient funding mechanism while supplying transparent, timely and useful information to accredited investors. Companies and investors can find out more at www.PCMExchange.com

About Connectors Group
The Connectors Group (CG) is an investment partnership focusing on early-stage to medium-sized transactions. CG partners with promising entrepreneurs that need and want an advisor to help them achieve long-term success. By leveraging its experience, resources and network, CG produces superior returns and substantial market value. Our goal is to shape promising companies with passionate and progressive leadership into "best of breed" organizations. More details are at www.connectorsny.com

Connectors Group
Jeevan Padiyar
If unavailable please contact Louis Meade at PCM Exchange - lmeade@pcmexchange.com, 212-858-7546.