Reactive Systems To Present at Capital Connection 2003

Falls Church, VA (May 16, 2003) -- Reactive Systems, Inc. (RSI) has been selected as one of 52 presenting companies at the Capital Connection 2003 venture fair, company officials announced today.

Capital Connection 2003 is one of the most influential venture fairs in the United States. Organized by the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA), the event attracted over 200 applicant companies, from which the presenting companies were chosen.

"The investors who come to Capital Connection 2003 will see some of the most fundable entrepreneurial companies in the market today," said Patrick Kerins, MAVA President and General Partner of Grotech Capital Group. "These presenting companies demonstrate the continued strength and high quality of the entrepreneurs who are selected to participate in one of the venture industry's most successful venture fairs."

"We are elated to have been chosen as a presenting company at Capital Connection," said Rance Cleaveland, CEO of Reactive Systems. "We are looking forward to sharing the excitement we feel for our business with some of the savviest investors in the US."

Capital Connection 2003 will take place May 26-27, 2003 at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland.

About Reactive Systems, Inc. RSI builds design tools for engineers who develop the embedded software found in automobiles, aircraft, medical devices, cellular telephones, and a host of other consumer and military applications. The company has sold its flagship Reactis(tm) product to half a dozen automotive companies and their suppliers and has trials underway at a dozen other organizations. The company is based in Falls Church, Viriginia.

About Capital Connection 2003. Produced by MAVA, Capital Connection 2003 is one of the nation's most successful and influential venture events. Over the years, MAVA venture fairs have helped to shape the region's entrepreneurial economy, generating more than $ 2.2 billion of venture investments in the presenting companies. Founded in 1986, MAVA represents the collective interests and leverages the success of venture capitalists investing in DC, Maryland and Virginia. MAVA provides a wide range of programs, information and forums designed to facilitate quality deal flow, encourage collaboration, and foster solid relationships with key service providers. Membership includes 375 venture capital professionals at 126 firms with over $10 Billion in capital under management. In addition, over 265 key service providers from the legal, financial, executive search and consulting fields are also MAVA members. For more information, please visit

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