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About Syncom
Syncom Venture Partners investment team is highly skilled at recognizing investment opportunities as well as nurturing and developing young companies up the growth curve. Our partners and professionals have deep expertise in finance, strategy development, marketing, managing human capital, understanding new markets and transforming potential into success.

Duane C. McKnight, Managing Member

Mr. McKnight is a Managing Member of Syncom Venture Management Company, LLC, an investment advisory firm that manages a group of media and communications related venture capital funds with assets in excess of $400 million.

Mr. McKnight is also Senior Partner of Syndicated Communications Venture Partners IV, LP ("Syncom IV") and Syndicated Communications Venture Partners V, LP ("Syncom V"), collectively referred to as Syncom Venture Partners.

Mr. McKnight serves on the Board of Directors of a number of Syncom portfolio companies, including Max360 Entertainment, indoorDIRECT, Dub Labs, and Show U How, and is founder and current Board member of the Marathon Foundation, an entrepreneurial and deal networking organization affiliated with the National Association of Investment Companies ("NAIC"). He also formerly served on the Board of the Minority Small Business Development Financing Authority ("MSBDFA") in Baltimore, MD.

Prior to joining Syncom, Mr. McKnight served as Vice President of Alliance Enterprise Corporation, a Small Business Investment Company ("SBIC") and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Sun Company. He also held a number of accounting and financial analyst positions in Treasury operations at Sun Company, a former Fortune 500 conglomerate.

Mr. McKnight holds a B.B.A in Accounting from Temple University, an MBA from LaSalle University, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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