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Investment Philosophy
The Fund focuses on products, services and technologies that can reshape industries and expand our ability to provide our customers with business solutions that synchronize the flow of goods, information and funds.

We proactively research and evaluate companies that fall within our areas of interest. These areas are: promising market spaces, which includes international markets and consumer groups; emerging related technologies, such as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID); and new related business models, such as those fostered in digital communities or in supply chain management companies.

Specific areas of interest for potential investments include, but are not limited to: systems integration solutions, enabling technologies for electronic commerce, digitization of content, logistics and supply chain management, asset tracking technologies, delivery models, packaging technologies, on-line security, and wireless and Internet infrastructure technologies.



Ideally, potential investment candidates will overlap in more than one area of interest, will be among the top performers within their particular industry segment, and offer a compelling business case.

We provide more than just capital. We work with our investment candidates and portfolio companies to ensure that any synergies are explored and developed. UPS's global network provides unparalleled capabilities in logistics, fulfillment, transportation, and technology. Portfolio companies may work with such diverse business units as UPS Capital, UPS Supply Chain Solutions, The UPS StoreTM, and UPS e-Commerce.

The Three Flows Concept
Businesses affect and are affected by the flow of goods, information, and funds. UPS is recognized for its capabilities in moving goods. However as global business becomes increasingly dynamic, UPS has expanded its information and financial services to provide more value for our customers. We believe that expanding our services to move goods, information, and funds will continue to enhance our customers' business.

Corporate Venture Capital
The SEF plays an integral role in providing UPS with insight about emerging business models and markets. Strategic investing allows UPS to collaborate with and learn from companies actively developing new businesses, market-spaces and technologies.

Evaluating emerging industries from the inside allows us to observe new, leading edge business models and provides informal market research. Ultimately, the Fund hopes to generate substantial returns on its investment, both in terms of knowledge and financial gains.

The Fund's deal flow comes equally from contacts in the Venture Capital community and referrals from internal UPS organizations.

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