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Ron Kundich Joins ORIX Venture Finance as Principal



  Ron Kundich Joins ORIX Venture Finance as Principal

Business Wire

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- September 19, 2011

ORIX Venture Finance (“OVF”), a leading provider of growth capital for growing
technology companies nationwide, announced today that Ron Kundich, a seasoned
technology and life science finance executive, has joined its Silicon Valley
office. Kundich will serve as a senior relationship manager for the western
region, working closely with Michael David, who was recently promoted to
Co-Head of the division.

OVF’s Palo Alto office targets growing technology companies in Silicon Valley
and the Pacific Northwest, which have private equity or venture capital
backing. Kundich will support the growing West Coast demand, as well as OVF’s
expansion into the southwestern states. Commenting on the hire, Mr. David
said, “ORIX Venture Finance is focused on providing creative enhancements to
equity financing for mid- and late-stage growth companies. Ron is a Silicon
Valley native with deep roots in the technology and life science finance
communities, and we look forward to his contributions to our team.”

Kundich has nearly 20 years of technology lending experience. Most recently,
he was a senior vice president in the Technology Banking Group of US Bank,
where he helped build the portfolio and develop the strategic direction of the
team. Previously Kundich co-founded the Silicon Valley office of Square 1
Bank, while his earlier career includes roles in the Life Science practice at
Silicon Valley Bank, and as a banking officer in the technology practice with
Imperial Bank (acquired by Comerica). Kundich earned his undergraduate degree
from the University of California, and holds an MBA from San Jose State
University.

“I’m excited to be joining ORIX to help expand its presence in Silicon Valley
and beyond,” Kundich said. “The ORIX Venture Finance team has a solid 10 year
track record and is a stable source of creative capital to enhance growth in
this difficult economic cycle.”

Mr. David added, “We plan to deploy $100 million or more in the next few
quarters, and welcome Ron’s experience and deal expertise in structuring
additive growth capital and helping to secure beneficial partnerships in the
banking and venture capital communities.”

About ORIX Venture Finance

ORIX Venture Finance, an ORIX Corporate Capital business unit, provides
customized financial solutions up to $50 million in capital per transaction to
mid- and late-stage companies which have established customers and run-rate
revenues of $10 million or greater. Since its inception in 2001, ORIX Venture
Finance has invested in 90 growth companies throughout the U. S. and Canada.
www.orixventurefinance.com.

Contact:

C. Pharr & Company for ORIX Venture Finance
Cynthia Pharr Lee, 972-931-7576, ext. 24
Cynthia@pharrpr.com
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