Synature Ltd, a venture company of ANGLE plc, is pleased to announce two senior appointments.

Founded earlier this year, Synature Ltd (formerly known as Customiser Group Ltd) provides psychological profiling tools that engage the consumer, delivering insight into individual attitudes and consumer preferences complementing traditional demographic models. Based in Guildford, Surrey, UK, Synature Ltd is one of ANGLE’s eight venture companies.

Dr. John Woods joins Synature Ltd as Chief Executive Officer. Previously founder and Chief Executive of Site Intelligence Ltd, one of the UK’s most successful web analytics companies, John has worked with clients such as Argos, Expedia, SAP and Lloyds TSB.

Dr. Woods has 15 years’ experience in commercialisation and marketing of advanced software technologies. He holds a doctorate from Jesus College, Oxford and an MBA.

Commenting on his appointment, Dr. Woods said
“I am delighted to be joining the Synature team at this exciting stage in the company’s development. Marketing departments have a growing appetite for enhanced profiling and targeting of online and offline customers. Synature’s unique intellectual property offers a compelling way to meet that need. Moreover, ANGLE provides Synature with a supportive environment in which that compelling intellectual property can be rapidly and successfully commercialised.”

Professor William J. Fitzgerald joins Synature Ltd as a consultant technical advisor. He is Professor of Applied Statistics and Signal Processing and Head of the Signal Processing and Communications Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. He consults for a number of successful high technology companies in both the UK and USA.

Professor Fitzgerald commented:
“Synature’s consumer profiling techniques demonstrate the real world business benefits that can be obtained from state-of-the-art data analysis and pattern recognition. I am excited to be part of the team and to be ensuring that Synature’s clients receive maximum insight and maximum value from the application of our technologies.”

Stephen Bence, Director of New Ventures at ANGLE, added:
“These two key appointments complement Synature’s existing founding team and provide the company with additional commercial and technical expertise. We are excited about the opportunity that Synature’s unique intellectual property represents.”

For further information

ANGLE plc 01483 295830
Andrew Newland, Chief Executive
Stephen Bence, Director of New Ventures

Synature Ltd 08701 909550
John Woods, Chief Executive

Buchanan Communications 020 7466 5000
Richard Darby, James Strong

Notes to Editors

Founded in 1994, ANGLE is an international venture management and consulting company focusing on the commercialisation of technology and the development of technology-based industry. ANGLE creates, develops and advises technology businesses on its own behalf and for its clients. ANGLE is listed on AIM (AGL.L) and operates from offices in the UK, the US and the Middle East.

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Synature Ltd is an ANGLE Technology group company formed to commercialise intellectual property acquired in 2005 from Customiser Ltd. Synature’s intellectual property provides unique ways to profile consumers in terms of their underlying preferences. The resulting profiles allow fine-grained consumer segmentation that complements traditional demographics. Synature’s techniques can be applied both online and offline.

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Published on: 12:00AM on 15th November 2005