Harris & Harris Group, Inc. noted today that its portfolio company, Experion Systems, Inc. (www.experionsystems.com) has received full subscription to a $2.5 million Series C equity financing. Following the completion of this round, in which Harris & Harris Group has previously disclosed its participation, Harris & Harris Group now owns a fully diluted 12.44 percent interest in Experion Systems, in which Harris & Harris Group was a seed investor in 2000.
Experion Systems also announced that Alex d'Arbeloff and Tom Sargent have joined its board of directors. Mr. d'Arbeloff co-founded Teradyne, Inc. and served as its President and CEO from 1971 to 1997. He has served as Chairman of MIT since 1997 and has been active in the venture community since the late 1970s. Mr. Sargent has been President and CEO of First Tech Credit Union, with $1.2 billion in assets, since 1985.
Experion Systems provides automated advice technology used by personnel of retail financial institutions to identify the best financial products for their customers. The system also provides a direct-to-customer self-service internet capability. The technology emulates the dialogue between a customer and a financial product expert, providing product selection advice on complex financial decisions. Experion Systems offers advisory solutions for a broad portfolio of loan and deposit products. Currently, all nine of Experion Systems' customers are credit unions.
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