OfferWire Debuts Unbeatable Deals On Services, Products, And Brands People Want Most

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Launch of comparison shopping and saving site follows $3.5 million financing round by Safeguard Scientifics and Constellation Ventures

OfferWire.com, a new website from Bridgevine Inc. that makes it easy for people to get the best prices on the services, products, and brands they want most.

Shopping for things like high-speed Internet, TV, and phone service can be confusing. OfferWire makes it easy. With just a few clicks, people can get the best deals from major providers. Roll in our cash-back rewards and other incentives, and OfferWire is the one source for deals that can't be beat.

High-speed Internet for $19.95 per month? Movies on demand for $4.99 a month? A wireless router for free? $325 cash back for a triple play? These are just some of the unbeatable deals at OfferWire.com, a new website from Bridgevine Inc. that makes it easy for people to get the best prices on the services, products, and brands they want most. There are great deals across many popular categories, including high-speed Internet, TV and phone services, home entertainment, and more.

Unlike other comparison shopping sites, OfferWire's deals are exclusive, and feature major brands that consumers trust, including Comcast, Qwest, AT&T, Verizon, Netflix, ADT, LifeLock, Real Networks, and many more.

Another difference that sets OfferWire apart: People can take advantage of offers and buy products and services instantly, and at the best price available. OfferWire's incredible deals are powered by cash back rebates, bundles, and other exclusive incentives not available anywhere else.

OfferWire's launch follows a $3.5 million financing round co-led by Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. (NYSE: SFE), a holding company that builds value in growth-stage technology and life sciences companies, and Constellation Ventures II, a JP Morgan Asset Management venture capital fund that focuses on media, communications, and technology companies. Proceeds from the round support the launch and maintenance of the site, and acquisition and marketing of new services and product offerings.

"We've made purchasing complicated services simple and rewarding," says Vinny Olmstead, CEO of Bridgevine. "Shopping for things like high-speed Internet, TV, and phone service can be confusing. OfferWire makes it easy. With just a few clicks, people can get the best deals from major providers. Roll in our cash-back rewards and other incentives, and OfferWire is the one source for deals that can't be beat."

OfferWire works with providers to create discounts and unique incentives, passing the savings on to consumers. Shoppers use a unified shopping cart to buy individual services or personalized bundles from multiple providers - the more they buy, the more they save. OfferWire's real-time access to its partners' systems ensures that shoppers see the most up-to-date availability, promotions, pricing, etc., and receive the deal they expect. Live, highly qualified customer service professionals provide no-pressure consulting and support to customers who want it.

"Since our initial investment in 2007, Bridgevine has made tremendous strides to take advantage of the explosive growth of digital service subscriptions such as broadband, cable, voice, music, and entertainment," says Kevin L. Kemmerer, Board Member of Bridgevine and Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Technology Group, for Safeguard Scientifics. "The launch of OfferWire has enabled Bridgevine to increase market share through its technology and expand its offerings beyond broadband and triple-play services. With an experienced management team and demonstrated momentum and performance, Offerwire is one of several new products that positions Bridgevine to optimize products and services through its growing base of participating merchants, and expand into other verticals."

About Bridgevine
Founded in 2003, Bridgevine, Inc. is located in Atlanta, GA, and Vero Beach, FL, and provides services in all of North America. The company's proprietary ecommerce platform powers leading retailers, websites and Fortune 500 companies, making it possible for them to monetize online, call center and in-store traffic. Bridgevine was ranked 57 on the prestigious 2007 Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private companies. For more information, visit http://www.bridgevine.com.

About OfferWire.com
OfferWire.com (operated as a business unit of Bridgevine) is a trusted source for consumers to learn about, compare and shop for the services that shape their lives. From communications to entertainment to security, OfferWire.com lets consumers choose individual services that are best for them, or create personalized bundles from trusted providers that save them time and money. Unlike other "comparison" shopping websites, OfferWire.com offers its customers a unified shopping cart, real-time pricing, exclusive deals, cash-back rewards, order status and scheduling to deliver the best customer experience in the industry. OfferWire.com was created by Bridgevine, Inc. Start shopping and saving at http://www.offerwire.com.

About Safeguard Scientifics
Founded in 1953 and based in Wayne, PA, Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. (NYSE: SFE) provides growth capital for entrepreneurial and innovative life sciences and technology companies. Safeguard targets life sciences companies in Molecular and Point-of-Care Diagnostics, Medical Devices, Regenerative Medicine and Specialty Pharmaceuticals, and technology companies in Internet / New Media, Financial Services IT and Healthcare IT with capital requirements of up to $25 million. Safeguard participates in expansion financings, corporate spin-outs, management buyouts, recapitalizations, industry consolidations and early-stage financings. http://www.safeguard.com

About Constellation Partners
Constellation Ventures manages $450 million in venture capital through offices in New York and Tokyo. The fund invests between $5 and $35 million in early to mid-stage companies that enable the distribution, management and control of information over emerging digital networks. Constellation Ventures provides its portfolio companies with strategic, value-added services by leveraging its Limited Partners that include Bear Stearns, Sony, Viacom, Young & Rubicam, Tribune, Dai Nippon Printing, NTT Data, Acxiom, Toyota and Singapore Technologies. http://www.constellationventures.com

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Kristy DelMuto
Gregory FCA
610-228-2118

Company Contact:
Mark Ballard                            
Bridgevine, Inc.
772-539-0618                        

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