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Monday, November 29, 2004; Page E05

Name: Rising Data Solutions

Location: Gaithersburg

Big idea: Provide outsourcing services to small and medium-sized businesses; created the first outsourcing call center in Ghana.

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Founded: 2001

Web site: www.risingdata.com

Who's in charge: Sambou Makalou, president; Karim Morsli, chief information officer; and Kwame Bonsu, vice president of operations. Makalou and Morsli are co-founders.

Funding: $350,000 from private investors. Morsli says the company has not ruled out a second round of funding.

Employees: 15, with plans to hire 100 more call-center agents over six months.

Origin of company name: Morsli said the founders wanted a name that evoked technology, problem-solving skills and growth.


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