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This computer dating service doesn't care about the color of your eyes, your favorite opera, or your search for a meaningful relationship. Money is its prime concern. Since 1984, not-for-profit Venture Capital Network has maintained a database that matches entrepreneurs seeking cash with investors hunting opportunity. For $100, entrepreneurs can include their business profiles in the VCN database for six months. Although the service can't guarantee an introduction to an investor, "almost everybo

The Scientist Staff
Sep 18, 1988
This computer dating service doesn't care about the color of your eyes, your favorite opera, or your search for a meaningful relationship. Money is its prime concern. Since 1984, not-for-profit Venture Capital Network has maintained a database that matches entrepreneurs seeking cash with investors hunting opportunity. For $100, entrepreneurs can include their business profiles in the VCN database for six months. Although the service can't guarantee an introduction to an investor, "almost everybody gets matched," says project director Helen Goodman, who notes that $5 million has changed hands as a result of the network. One satisfied customer is mechanical engineer Gary Malone of Malone Applied Technology, Rochester, N.H., whose firm's work in composite materials for the airline industry attracted $100,000 in backing. For more information on VCN, and a list of its 16 affiliates across the country, contact: Venture Capital Network Inc., P.O. Box 882, Durham, N.H. 03824, (603) 862-3556....

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