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Animetrics® Inc., a leading developer of 3D imaging for facial biometric systems, today announced that it has been chosen the Speed Venture Summit 2008 top company.

Conway, NH - November 3, 2008

Animetrics® Inc., a leading developer of 3D imaging for facial biometric systems, today announced that it has been chosen the Speed Venture Summit 2008 top company. The Speed Venture Summit is sponsored by the New Hampshire High Technology Council (NHHTC) and the New Hampshire Small Business Development Center (NH SBDC). Recognized for its impressive pitch to investors, Animetrics was named the top presenter at the 2008 Speed Venture Summit based on overall business plan potential, investment potential and the quality of the presentation. More than 100 companies applied to attend the Summit and only 50 were accepted.
Speed Venture Summit, held on October 28, is the meeting place in New England for investors, companies and individuals with great ideas. At the summit, businesses seeking growth capital for all stages of development speed-pitch their concepts to the savviest and shrewdest investors in this region, from individuals and Angels to VC firms and private equity and mezz-debt investors. Following the presenter-investor segment, the summit offers a business networking session, open to the public, and a pitch-off among the top companies of the day. Animetrics took the top honors. More than twenty five venture investor firms attended the summit.
"At Animetrics, we are passionate about our company and products and that passion is reflected in the presentation we share with potential investors and customers," said Paul Schuepp, CEO of Animetrics. "The Speed Venture Summit is a highlight for Animetrics and we enjoy having the opportunity to spread our message to the investment community, as well as the other impressive private companies in New England," Schuepp said.
The New Hampshire High Technology's purpose is to bring together representatives from the private and public sectors to establish and maintain financial, technical, management, legislative and educational support programs that encourage innovative research and technology-based industrial development in New Hampshire. Visit www.nhhtc.org.
The NH SBDC provides confidential, long-term management consulting and educational programs to more than 3,000 New Hampshire businesses each year. www.nhsbdc.org offers a variety of e-tools including e-Learning for Entrepreneurs - OnLine AnyTime, as well as access to information and referral. Specialized services include the Environmental Management Program and the Restaurant Initiative. The NH SBDC is an outreach program of the UNH Whittemore School of Business and Economics, and a cooperative venture of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of New Hampshire (DRED), the University System of New Hampshire, and the private sector. Visit www.nhsbdc.org.
About Animetrics
Animetrics Inc., headquartered in Conway, N.H., is a leading developer of 3D imaging for facial biometric systems. The Animetrics90 product family is based on the company's core algorithms comprised of five patent-pending, 2D-to-3D face-creation technologies, allowing for pose and lighting invariant face recognition across a broad range of operating conditions. This breakthrough technology forms the basis for Animetrics next-generation three-dimensional facial recognition applications. Animetrics is driving market acceptance of facial recognition biometrics in government, homeland security and law enforcement applications. For more information visit http://www.animetrics.com


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