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February 25, 2008
Aegis Texas Venture Fund II Completes Growth Investment in Elevate

December 21, 2007
Aegis Texas Venture Fund Completes Growth Investment in SkyPort Global Communications

October 03, 2007
Aegis NY Venture Fund Completes Follow-on Investment in Vincent Partners

August 31, 2007
Aegis Texas Venture Fund Completes Growth Investment in SoftLayer Technologies

April 12, 2007
Aegis' 2nd Annual VC Pitch Day at Columbia University – May 9

April 04, 2007
Aegis is proud to announce that 4 of its portfolio companies made the Red Herring Top 100 Tech List

January 17, 2007
Aegis NY Venture Fund Completes Growth Investment in Vincent Partners

November 20, 2006
Aegis completes first close of its third fund, Aegis SMB Fund II, LP and makes 2 investments

September 07, 2006
Aegis Texas Venture Fund Leads $2 Million Growth Investment in PopLabs

July 17, 2006
Aegis is pleased to announce its follow-on investment in UnWired Buyer

June 26, 2006
Aegis Texas Venture Fund completes growth investment in First American Vacuum Services, LP

April 18, 2006
Aegis NY Venture Fund completes growth investment in SLM Holdings, Inc.

April 07, 2006
Aegis NY Venture Fund completes growth investment in Polar Industries, Inc.

March 13, 2006
Aegis Texas Venture Fund completes growth investment in gNumber, Inc.

February 28, 2006
Aegis NY Venture Fund completes growth investment in Adirondack Digital Imaging Systems, Inc.

December 01, 2005
Aegis Texas Venture Fund invests in TCI, a participatory sporting events company

November 29, 2005
Aegis Texas Venture Fund leads investment in Commerciant, LP

November 28, 2005
Aegis and New Jobs for New York to Host Pitch Day

August 24, 2005
ATVF Leds Series A Equity Investment in Vuico, a Wireless Software Company

August 03, 2005
ATVF to Host Pitch Day at the Houston Technology Center

Aegis Texas Venture Leads $2 Million Growth Investment in PopLabs

September 7, 2006 – (Houston, Texas) – Aegis Texas Venture Fund, LP (“ATVF”) is pleased to announce that it has led a $2 million financing round for PopLabs (f.k.a. Webxites Holdings). This funding will be used as working capital to grow sales and production support for the Houston-based organization as well as to complete and partially fund the buyout of one of the existing owners. The investment was made in the form of a senior secured loan with warrants.

PopLabs is a rapidly growing technology company providing cutting-edge on-line advertising and marketing to small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs).  PopLabs provides enhanced online advertising, pay-per-click ad management (PPC), website design and hosting, and search engine optimization (SEO) services to customers nationwide. These services enable PopLabs' customers to leverage the traffic of popular search engines like Google, Yahoo and MSN.  The company is one of the few national offerings to focus on the budget conscious SMB space.

Gene McCubbin, PopLabs founder, stated “PopLabs helps business owners make sense of the myriad of confusing offerings and ever evolving technologies in search marketing.”  “We help make their lives simpler and help them make money through these global brand names.”  “Through the investment round participated in by management and Aegis Texas Venture Fund, PopLabs will continue top scale a large fast growing operation focused on providing the absolute highest level of customer service and tangible deliverables to our clientele.”

Gene went on to say, “At $12.5 billion in 2005 (PwC study), Internet advertising still only accounts for about 4.7% of total US advertising revenues. PopLabs differentiates from its competition by having developed several core technologies and processes for efficiencies that are highly scalable in delivering client services. As a result, PopLabs can offer a flat-rate pricing structure that is highly preferred by SMB customers over variable rate consulting services. SEM services accounted for $5 billion or 41% of the Internet advertising total in 2005.  With search queries up 15% year on year, SEM services are expected to grow to $10 billion by 2009.”

About PopLabs
PopLabs; a top search marketing & Web design agency; is among the nation's 50 fastest growing technology companies. Webxites delivers the search marketing industry’s only all encompassing marketing solution by providing clients with Web design, usability and accessibility services in addition to professional search marketing, optimization and on-line marketing management. PopLabs goes beyond simple search marketing and submission. We focus on delivering focused traffic with predictable conversion results. PopLabs is based in Houston, TX.  For more information about PopLabs, visit (www.poplabs.com) or call 713-243-4500.