Vamosa Secures 1.5 Million In First Round Funding

1 March 2004

Increased support for unstructured data management market leaders. Vamosa, developer of the innovative Vamosa range of content migration and content engineering software, announced today that it has completed a 1.5million first round funding package, led by Bank of Scotland Corporate Banking.

Neil Ross, Associate Director, Bank of Scotland Equity, said, "We look for high quality, management teams, running companies with sound business drivers, a sustainable competitive advantage and excellent growth potential. Vamosa has an innovative technology solution that is applicable to a global market and matches all of our investment criteria."

Funds raised will be used to further enhance and extend Vamosa's presence within the unstructured data management (UDM) market, through corporate expansions plans and building on the success of its automated content migration solution, Vamosa Content Migrator.

Vamosa CEO, George Knox, said, "Raising capital in today's financial climate is tough, but we feel that Vamosa offered an exciting proposition for growth. We have a compelling and innovative product, with customer testaments supporting our opinions. We managed to communicate our enthusiasm to a number of potential backers, and are delighted with the fact that Bank of Scotland Equity offered the terms agreed."

"The support achieved through the funding, highlights the level of interest surrounding innovative and pragmatic software solutions, which offer considerable benefits to companies worldwide," Knox added.

In addition to the funding secured, parent company, Marcat, has appointed John Pocock, the former Managing Director of Druid, to the newly created position of Chairman. With 20 years' experience in the IT Industry, John has been integral in driving other technology companies to increased success, including leading the Druid management team to its 700million buy-out by FI Group. In conjunction with the strong management team, led by CEO George Knox, John will be integral in building the Marcat business and Vamosa brand, locally and globally.

Vamosa Content Migrator is currently deployed in several large, private and public organisations, including leading media distributor, Menzies, and the UK Department of Health. Vamosa is particularly topical within the public sector at present, as it has the capability of significantly automating the processes involved in making websites compliant with government interoperability requirements (such as eGOV, eGIF and eGMS), as well as helping with the Freedom of Information Act and accessibility requirements.

Whilst achieving reductions of up to 80% in migration costs and duration, customers also benefit from Vamosa's strong alliance of technology and integration partners, including respected industry leaders Stellent, Documentum, Interwoven, Ixos/Obtree, CSC and Dimension Data.

About Vamosa

Vamosa is a sector-defining software and solutions company specializing in the emerging area of Enterprise Content Governance (ECoG). Recognized as a global leader in ECoG, Vamosa is the only company that offers an integrated suite of products and services to manage the end-to-end process of discovering, transforming, deploying and maintaining content quality. Vamosa's solutions allow the world's largest enterprises and governments to analyze, enhance, standardize, monitor and maintain all forms of business content within a policy-based infrastructure of best practice methods. Organizations with Vamosa's ECoG solutions benefit from improved regulatory compliance, enhanced knowledge management and a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for content management.

The company has provided solutions and consultancy for content discovery, cleansing, migration and maintenance to some of the world's largest enterprises and government departments including, Cable & Wireless, Vodafone, IBM, Oracle and Volkswagen North America. For more information, visit

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