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(New York, NY - August 14, 2000)- Corporation (Nasdaq: INTM), the Internet Industry Portal, today announced that it will be launching Internet Breakfast Forums dealing with Internet industry and venture capital topics in each of the cities in which it has news bureaus in the United States, as well as in international locations where has regional editions. Each of these Internet Breakfast Forums will be held at least monthly. All Internet Breakfast Forums are free to Internet industry professionals and the press.

"As the Internet Industry Portal, has become the center of Internet industry information online," stated Alan M. Meckler, Chairman and CEO. "Now we will be the leaders in the offline seminar area for the Internet industry as well and we will do this by using the power of our network of worldwide Web sites to promote these events in an efficient manner. Revenue generation will come from sponsorships and table top exhibitions," added Meckler.

The launch of Internet Breakfast Forums took place on August 1, 2000 in Hong Kong. The first domestic event is scheduled for August 22, 2000 at the Boston Marriott in Cambridge, MA. For more information on this and other Internet Breakfast Forums go to ( It is expected that Internet Breakfast Forums will be run in over 35 cities worldwide on a monthly basis by the end of 2001. also produces "traditional" one-day paid seminars based on Internet topics related to a number of its Web sites such as "Search Engine Strategies", "Affiliate Solutions" and "allNetDevices." These one-day seminars will continue to be held and even expand along with the free Internet Breakfast Forum seminar series. For more information on these one-day seminars, go to (

Companies interested in sponsorship opportunities at any of the Internet Breakfast Forums should contact Susan Leiterstein, Vice President and Publisher, at (203) 662-2962 or [email protected].

About and Venture Funds Corporation (, the Internet Industry Portal, is headquartered in Darien, CT. It is a leading provider of global real-time news and information resources for Internet industry and Internet technology professionals, Web developers and experienced Internet users. operates a network of 126 Web sites, 200 e-mail newsletters, 136 online discussion forums and 79 moderated e-mail discussion lists with over 2.1 million unique visitors that generate 140 million page views monthly. Total "views," which include Web site page views, e-mail newsletter views and e-mail discussion list views, are now over 200 million per month.'s global presence includes editions for Arabia, Asia, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Español, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Taiwan and the United Kingdom., with its related Venture Funds I, II and III, is an investor in a number of business-to-business content sites and related Internet media properties.

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