Tripod Ventures Partners with (F-22) Consulting

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(F-22) will consult on the go-to-market strategy for "Fusion", a next generation web platform for photo retailers

Tripod Ventures, a leading provider of unique technology solutions for the retail sector, announced today that has partnered with (F-22) Consulting a full-service consulting firm serving the consumer photo imaging industry. (F-22) Consulting will work with Tripod Ventures on its go-to-market strategy for "Fusion", a next generation web platform for photo retailers.

(F-22) Consulting was founded in 2001 by Frank Baillargeon, the company's current president. With over 32 years experience, Mr. Baillargeon's management and consulting engagements have covered the breadth and depth of the photo-imaging industry, including major manufacturers, mass retailers, technology start-ups and others.

Tripod Ventures will be working primarily with Meg Weston, a 25-year industry veteran of the imaging and communications sector. Ms. Weston has a broad range of experience that spans from her role as President of Konica Quality Photo to her position as CEO of Printlife, a digital imaging-digital printing company, where she introduced some of the first consumer photo books to the US and Japanese markets. Prior to working in the photo industry, Ms. Weston held roles in the marketing and publishing sectors, including her position as President of the Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram.

"Ms. Weston is helping us gather feedback from retailers as we develop our web platform" said Shant Balayan, chief executive officer for Tripod Ventures. "Her deep industry knowledge and marketing background, coupled with her relationships with retailers, will be huge assets for us as we build and roll-out our next generation technology."

(F-22) Consulting's clients also include industry leaders such as: Eastman Kodak, hp, Shutterfly, Sony, Rimage Corporation, Pure Digital Technologies, Eye-Fi, PreClick, EZ-Prints, ArcSoft, Albertsons, Wal-Mart and Longs Drugs.

For more information about Tripod Venture's industry partners, please visit: http://www.tripodventures.com

About (F-22) Consulting
(F-22) Consulting (http://www.f22consulting.com) provides a suite of services focused on supporting the successful transformation of imaging products and services. Our clients include some of the foremost retailer category leaders, global imaging manufacturers and technology companies, and new technology companies who, collectively, are laying the basis of tomorrow's advanced digital content delivery at retail.

About Tripod Ventures
Tripod Ventures was formed in 2007 to meet an emerging need in the retail sector for Web 2.0 technology solutions that combine stellar user experiences with operational excellence. Each of the company's three founders brings a different cluster of expertise to the group: technology innovation, operational excellence, and a deep strategic knowledge of the retail business. The company is dedicated to funding the development and operation of unique technology solutions for the retail sector that enable retailers to manage the order and fulfillment process for user generated objects. The privately held company is headquartered in Montreal, Canada. For more information about the company, visit its web site at http://www.tripodventures.com.

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