BigCharts, Inc.

"As BigCharts was raising funds in early 1998, I promised myself not to take money from a VC. When Hadar Pedhazur contacted me, he had not set up his professional firm, so I was willing to listen.

Hadar showed a depth of understanding of our technology and our business model that convinced me of the benefit of having him as an investor. That has proven to be the case. Among other examples, he introduced us to senior players in the financial markets in London and Tokyo who helped us polish our international offerings.

I am pleased and proud to be the first company that Hadar invested in, and value his contribution in helping us build our business into a property worthy of sale to CBS Hadar's advice to me and to Jamie Thingelstad (our CTO) has been invaluable.

I have told many entrepreneurs not to simply settle for money, but to look for true partners in those that fund them. In Hadar, we found that, and I am grateful for it."

--- Philip Hotchkiss, CEO
     President, CBS