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March 11-13, 2001  |  The Taj West End Hotel  |  Bangalore, India

Bill Melton

Co-founder; Chairman of the Board of Directors, GIV

For more than 25 years, Mr. Melton has been an entrepreneur building global technology companies.  Prior to founding GIV, Mr. Melton was a founder, CEO and Chairman of Cybercash, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYCH), a pioneer in e-commerce transaction systems.  In 1994, Mr. Melton co-founded Transaction Network Systems (NASDAQ: TNSI), a nationwide network dedicated to efficient transportation of financial transactions.  Mr. Melton was the initial seed investor in TNSI and remained a member of the Board of Directors until it was sold to PSINet in 1999 for approximately $750 million.  Mr. Melton was the original founder of VeriFone, Inc., the transaction automation company that has made credit authorization terminals ubiquitous on retail merchant counters throughout the world  VeriFone was sold to Hewlett Packard in 1998 for approximately $1.4 billion.  Mr. Melton was also an early investor in America Online (AOL) and until recently served on its Board of Directors.  Mr. Melton remains an active seed investor in India, China and the U.S., and currently serves on the Boards of Directors of several private early stage technology companies.  Mr. Melton is also on the advisory board of the Indian CEO High Tech Council, an organization in the Washington, D.C. area comprised primarily of CEOs with an Indian heritage. Mr. Melton holds a Master·s degree in Asian Studies and Chinese philosophy.


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