170 Systems Tallies $14M

boston.internet.com Staff

Updated · Apr 16, 2002

170 Systems, a Cambridge, Mass., maker of business process management software, has raised $14 million in
first-round financing for expansion and sales and marketing initiatives.

The backing cames from Boston-based Polaris Venture Partners. Because of its support, three of the firm’s partners — Jonathan Flint, Dave
Barrett
and John Gannon — join 170 system’s board of directors.

“The team at 170 Systems is exceptional; they have organically grown a first-rate, profitable enterprise software business,” Flint said. “There is a large
market for their solutions because 170 Systems reduces cost and helps companies become more efficient.”

170 Systems software helps Global 1000 organizations make better use of enterprise applications in finance and accounting, customer relationship management,
procurement, order management, project management/billing, and human resources.

170 Systems products are in use in 40 countries. Customers include British Telecommunications, Sandia National Laboratories, and various agencies within the US
government.

“Demand for our solutions is growing rapidly and we felt that it was the right time to partner with a venture firm,” said Karl Buttner, president and CEO of
170 Systems.