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The appointment of Steven W. Pasko as the chief executive of VentureHighway.com represents the changing of the guard in entrepreneurial finance. Pasko has spent a 20-year career with some of the leading firms in finance, including powerhouse Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown, a high-tech worldwide investment bank.

Now Pasko has gone digital at VentureHighway.com, where entrepreneurs looking for capital can meet with angel investors, corporations and traditional venture capitalists looking for deals. "Historically," says Pasko, "one of the great challenges of raising capital privately was inefficiency. There was no way to get the word out that you had a deal. An entrepreneur's ability to raise the money was tied to his or her ability to network."

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