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Dollars and Sense One company's odyssey through the ups and downs of raising capital.

By David R. Evanson

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The last time we checked on Larry Morton and Don Duke ofIndianapolis-based Micro-Link Technologies Inc. ("RaisingMoney," July 1995), they were in the throes of raising moneyfrom banks and equity investors.

The good news: Micro-Link got a new bank and increased its lineof credit. The bad news: The company is still searching for thatall-important layer of equity capital.

For Micro-Link, the stakes could not be higher. Working withHiarc Inc., a software development firm in Orange, California,Micro-Link developed a data storage and management product calledStoreMaster. "The amount of data on computer networks isgrowing at an exponential rate," Duke explains, "andcompanies need a turnkey storage solution with intelligentsoftware."

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