Acture Ventures provides sales and marketing consulting services to emerging and venture backed technology companies in the Puget Sound region, from pre-revenue companies to highly profitable ventures...Coppei brings a host of new capabilities to Acture clients, such as IT process management and employee development programs, said Managing Director and founder Neil Crist. December 16, 2010 Coppei Partners (pronounced copy-eye) announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Seattle-based Acture Ventures. Acture Ventures provides sales and marketing consulting services to emerging and venture backed technology companies in the Puget Sound region, from pre-revenue companies to highly profitable ventures...Coppei Partner's acquisition of Acture Ventures is a perfect complement to Coppei's existing service offerings to large retail, high-tech, pharmaceutical, wireless, and public sector clients in the Pacific Northwest, said Coppei Partners Managing Partner Travis Larsen. We are excited to partner with companies in the emerging and venture backed technology arena to provide consulting resources that will help drive immediate and long term value in their business...The Acture team is excited to join Coppei Partners and continue to extend its specialized expertise to emerging start-ups in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Coppei brings a host of new capabilities to Acture clients, such as IT process management and employee development programs, said Managing Director and founder Neil Crist. As part of the transition, Coppei will take over management of existing projects and clients. Neil Crist will step down from day-to-day management responsibilities to focus on other projects. Mr. Crist is co-founder of fast growing social media and location-based marketing start-up Valuevine. Coppei Partners is one of the fastest growing management consulting firms in the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 2001, Coppei (pronounced copy-eye) focuses on providing expertise to companies seeking assistance with IT management initiatives and employee development programs. Coppei draws consultants from a deep talent pool that attracts experienced individuals from the worlds leading multi-national consulting firms with the simple philosophy that the sole focus of the consulting work is driving value for the client. Valuevine is a leading provider of social media and location-based marketing software to premier retail brands, enabling businesses to easily leverage sites like Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare as powerful digital marketing channels to extend their brand and drive customer loyalty. Valuevine's marketing platform also provides specialized capabilities for multi-location and franchise brands. Today, Valuevine's technology powers promotional and loyalty marketing for over 50 brands and thousands of locations nationwide. # # # Contact We're here to help.