AvePoint Co-Founders Kai Gong and Dr. Tianyi Jiang Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 Award Finalists in New Jersey

Award recognizes innovative business leaders in over 50 countries and is considered the most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs in the world

JERSEY CITY, NJ, June 15, 2008 — Mr. Kai Gong and Dr. Tianyi Jiang, co-founders of AvePoint, the leading provider of infrastructure management solutions for Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies , have been named as finalists for the 22nd annual Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Mr. Gong and Dr. Jiang were selected as finalists from over 50 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Thursday June 19th, 2008 at the Marriott Teaneck at Glenpointe, Teaneck, New Jersey.

“We are thrilled by this honor”, said Mr. Gong, AvePoint co-founder and CEO. “It is a privilege to be included in such a superlative group of innovators as this year’s finalists, and it serves as a testament to the dedication and effort AvePoint’s employees worldwide have made to grow our business while maintaining the highest levels of product quality and customer service.”

“This is a great recognition for our team”, said Dr. Jiang, AvePoint co-founder and COO. “Since day one, our vision has been to build a company dedicated to product innovation and unparalleled customer service. To achieve this, we recruit the best, the brightest, and the most creative minds, and inspire them with this vision. Our company’s success - and the honor of being named as finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award - are a result of this shared vision and teamwork.”

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards program celebrates its 22nd anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 135 cities in 50 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 15, 2008. The awards are the concluding portion of Ernst & Young’s Strategic Growth Forum, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

About AvePoint

Securing the Future. AvePoint is a global leader in data management and data governance, and over 21,000 customers worldwide rely on our solutions to modernize the digital workplace across Microsoft, Google, Salesforce and other collaboration environments. AvePoint's global channel partner program includes over 3,500 managed service providers, value added resellers and systems integrators, with our solutions available in more than 100 cloud marketplaces. To learn more, visit https://www.avepoint.com.

About Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year

Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the unique way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 135 cities in 50 countries.

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