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By Art Beroff

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

Now Pasko has gone digital at, whereentrepreneurs looking for capital can meet with angel investors,corporations and traditional venture capitalists looking for deals."Historically," says Pasko, "one of the greatchallenges of raising capital privately was inefficiency. There wasno way to get the word out that you had a deal. Anentrepreneur's ability to raise the money was tied to his orher ability to network."

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