William Chang in Beijing at the official reception by Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Flexiworld wins The 2004 Road Show -China Connect

Flexiworld was honored to be one of the members of The 2004 Road Show – China Connect delegation. The Company was selected out of over 100 prominent, mostly Silicon Valley, companies to represent the U.S. entrepreneurial spirit on an intensive one week business journey to Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing. The members of delegation were provided with real-time intelligence regarding the latest business developments in China and high level networking opportunities with entrepreneurs, strategic partners, investors and advisors shaping the brave new economy in China. William Chang, Flexiworld’s President and CTO, brought back strong relationships established with top rank Chinese officials, investment companies and banks, as well as leading Chinese suppliers and manufacturers. These great achievements will help the Company to further succeed in the Chinese market, as well as establish new and strengthen the existing connections in China. In addition to this, the event provided a great opportunity to network and socialize with prominent Silicon Valley executives, and outline potential business development and partnership projects.

Flexiworld wins the second prize at the recent Silicon Valley Gong Show

Flexiworld Technologies, Inc. captured the second prize at 2004 Silicon Valley Gong Show based on the votes of the distinguished venture panel. The competition was tight and only a slight technical malfunction prevented the Company from getting top honors.

The Gong Show is the fifth business plan competition established to bring together top entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Each presenting company has an opportunity to provide a two-minute elevator pitch to a panel of top-tier VCs and an audience of approximately 200 entrepreneurs, VCs, professional service providers and other industry leaders. Based on these presentations, the venture panel selects four finalist companies to provide a ten-minute “meeting” with the panel. This influential event has been covered by a global cable news network. As a result of a successful presentation and winning position at the show, Flexiworld managed to secure several follow-up meetings with potential investors.

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Flexiworld voted a #1 best early stage company in the Pacific Northwest

Flexiworld was voted one of the two best investment opportunity by nearly 200 accredited investors and VCs at the premier Seattle Investment Forum out of 173 early stage companies. ESIF Bnext is the largest investment conference in the Northwest showcasing what is next – nearly 200 accredited investors and prominent VCs votes for the best early stage investment opportunities in the Northwest. Flexiworld was voted #1 in the final day of the conference [Seattle, March 29, 2002].

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Flexiworld takes top honors in Silicon Valley

Flexiworld was chosen as one of the top three startups by prominent Silicon Valley VCs at the Gong Show in Palo Alto. Flexiworld, the only firm invited to present from outside of Silicon Valley, was selected among hundreds of pre-qualified startups. The judges included: Guy Kawasaki, CEO of Garage Technology Ventures; Jennifer Fonstad, Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson; Hank Barry, General Partner of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners; Ravi Jacob, VP at Intel Capital; Fred Wong, Managing Partner at InveStar Capital; and Barry Eggers, General Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners. [Silicon Valley, February 28, 2002]

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Flexiworld finalist in Oregon Business Journal competition

Flexiworld’s business plan was voted in the “Ten Best for 2002” by the Portland Business Journal, out of over 130 companies. [February 13, 2002]

Flexiworld one of Northwest’s best five startups

Flexiworld was selected as a top five “hot prospect” among technology startups in the Northwest, at Venture Oregon 2001. In the past five years, 25 venture funds have invested over $650 million dollars in 63 companies that have presented at Venture Oregon. Five of those companies have gone public, and 10 have been acquired. [October 3, 2001]

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Flexiworld ranks in Northwest’s elite group

Flexiworld’s business plan was voted in the “Ten Best for 2002” by the Portland Business Journal, out of over 130 companies. [February 13, 2002]