Inviziblehand, which develops products and technologies that facilitate online commerce, and Autoworld.com, the premier Internet automotive information publisher, today announced a strategic partnership to provide e-commerce enabling solutions for the automotive marketplace. This partnership will allow inviziblehand's client integrated solution to leverage Autoworld's rich content and partner relationships in launching its first product that focuses on the automobile sector.

This unique new initiative will be launched in June of this year. Following this partnership, the inviziblehand team will soon announce an array of product and service offerings to online marketplaces, dealerships and related service providers. "Autoworld has built solid industry relationships based upon trust, providing a needed service valuable to both consumers and industry participants. We're building the inviziblehand product line with the same concern for reliability and customer experience. Working together, our products and technology will revolutionize the automobile marketplace," said Mark Cahsens, inviziblehand founder and CEO. "Moreover, our content and service partners will provide extra value, giving our individual and corporate users the confidence and facility to make well-informed and wise decisions very quickly."

"We are thrilled to partner with inviziblehand," said Paul Meek Sr., President and founder of Autoworld.com. "The inviziblehand products empower both consumers and businesses with up-to-date and accurate vehicle information, enabling automobile marketplaces to become extremely fluid and transparent, a vision that Autoworld has been building to for over 10 years."

About inviziblehand

Incorporated in February 2000, inviziblehand is a privately held technology start-up based in San Bruno, CA. Inviziblehand builds e-commerce enabling technologies for the online marketplaces. Inviziblehand has recently closed a seed round of financing led by Paul Stephens, founder of the leading investment bank Robertson Stephens. Inviziblehand will launch its first product in June, 2000.

General information regarding the company can be found on its pre-launch web site (www.inviziblehand.com) or by contacting corporate relations at 650-616-4212.

About Autoworld.com

Autoworld.com is a global Internet automotive information and pricing publisher and was one of the first automotive brands on the Internet. Founded in 1989 as part of Vehicle Information Services (VIS), Inc., Autoworld.com has established itself as a leader in automotive information products and services and is recognized in the industry for its quality of service and reliability. General information regarding the company can be found on its web site (www.autoworld.com) or by contacting corporate relations at 623-334-2100.