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Tornado100 Award Confirms IN-FUSIO's Position As Best-In-Class

IN-FUSIO Picks Up Coveted Finance Award From Tornado Insider

London, UK - January 27 2005 - IN-FUSIO, a leading mobile games publisher and game service provider, was last night acknowledged as one of Europe's pre-eminent high-tech pioneers at Tornado Insider's Tornado100 awards. At last night's ceremony, held at Deutsche Bank in London, IN-FUSIO won the coveted Winning Finance Award for its exceptional business strategy.

The 2004 Tornado list comprises the elite 100 high-tech private companies from Europe and Israel, which were judged against strict business criteria. IN-FUSIO was judged ahead of its peers in the Finance category.

IN-FUSIO Co-CEO Giles Corbett, who picked up the last night's award, said: "We are honoured that that our efforts have been recognised by Tornado Insider in its ranking of the top 100 start-ups in Europe and Israel. The award acknowledges that IN-FUSIO delivers top quality products and services. Being a 2004 Tornado100 winner will allow us to generate even greater visibility in the international marketplace."

The 2004 Tornado100 list can be found on the website of Tornado Insider (www.tornado-insider.com), and includes a profile of IN-FUSIO and the other 99 most promising and innovative emerging companies in the European IT and biotech sectors.

"The companies Tornado Insider selected are Europe's technology stars," said Niels Valkering, Tornado Insider's Head of Research. "Combining internal analysis with advice from industry specialists, we identified the elite of Europe's high-tech entrepreneurial vanguard, appreciating excellence both in innovative, commercial and financial performance. Watch these companies in 2005, as the technology they are commercialising today will change tomorrow's trends."

The 2004 Tornado winners were selected from thousands of candidates against the following criteria:

  • Delivering an innovation that shows the promise to set new standards.
  • Creating a major new audience.
  • Supplying a key piece of the ICT infrastructure.
  • Commanding a significant customer base.
  • Having the potential to become a global brand or standard.
  • Influencing a major market.
  • Receiving a significant amount of funding.
  • Having a strong valuation for a lucrative exit.
  • Having a management with previous successful exit experience.


IN-FUSIO is a leading international mobile entertainment company, publishing top-tier games for cell phones and delivering players' community management services.

Focusing on quality, innovation and community, IN-FUSIO applications are enjoyed by more than 15 million people worldwide, through 130 operators and portals across all handset platforms (Java, ExEn, BREW, Symbian, Windows Mobile and I-Mode). IN-FUSIO's portfolio of more than 70 games includes licensed properties such as Microsoft's Midtown Madness® 3 Mobile and Zoo Tycoon® 2 Mobile, Comedy Central's South Park®, Universal Studios' E.T.TM, Canal Studio Image's The TerminatorTM, Golden TeeTM, RollerbladeTM, as well as the award winning original titles Shado Fighter and the IF Racing series. The company successfully provides carriers, developers and brand owners the best opportunity to maximize the value of their offerings with the largest mobile distribution network.

IN-FUSIO currently has offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Bordeaux, Moscow and Shanghai. IN-FUSIO's customers include Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, Vodafone D2, Orange France, SFR, Orange UK, Vodafone Omnitel, Telefonica Moviles and China Mobile. For more information, please visit www.in-fusio.com.

For further IN-FUSIO press inquiries, please contact:

Yann Mondon

VP of Brand & Communication


Tel: +33 557 773 815

GSM: + 33 (0) 630 512 294

email: yann.mondon@in-fusio.com

John Davies


+44 (0)1753 889100

+44 (0)7776 185533


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