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Online Professional Network for CPAs and the Accounting Profession Gets VC Funding

St. Louis, MO, April 02, 2011 --(, the free online network for the accounting profession, has secured venture capital funding from Computime Equity Ventures (CEV). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Currently in beta, will launch to the entire accounting vertical on May 24, 2011.

iShade CEO Jeffrey Pawlow said: “We are very excited about our partnership with CEV and the imminent launch of the iShade portal. We’ve created a comprehensive ‘professional ecosystem’ for those in and around the accounting profession and are excited to see the site come to life. iShade will provide a platform for those in the accounting profession to interact, collaborate, network, share, research and learn.”

“We are always looking to add companies to our investment portfolio that show significant prospects for growth and profitability.” said Joshua Levey, CEO of Computime Equity Ventures. “iShade really fills a space at the convergence of the emerging fields of SAAS, niched-based social and professional networks, and online continuing education. It represents exactly what we look for in terms of our investment philosophy.”

To signup for an advance look at the new portal, create a free account on the beta site at:

About Computime Equity Ventures
Computime Equity Ventures (CEV) is a private equity firm, which specializes in acquiring equity positions in emerging privately held organizations with annual revenues of between $1-$25M.

About iShade is a free online professional network exclusively for the accounting profession. It connects members to training, resources, online and live CPE, and each other.
The Accounting Profession Online
2464 Taylor Road, Suite 220
St. Louis, MO 63040

For more information contact:
Michael Slawin
(314) 447-2344
(314) 503-5153

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