Martina F. Aufiero Joins Safeguard Scientifics as Managing Director, Technology

Brings more than 20 years of investment and operational experience in financial and enterprise technology

Radnor, PA, June 20, 2016 — Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. (NYSE:SFE) today announced that Martina F. Aufiero has joined the company as Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Technology. Ms. Aufiero will be responsible for sourcing and deploying capital in early- and growth-stage technology companies, providing operational oversight and driving successful exits for Safeguard’s partner companies.

Ms. Aufiero brings more than 20 years of experience to Safeguard, most recently serving as Managing Director and Head of Corporate Development for a leading New York-based financial technology firm, where she led several key acquisitions and inorganic growth initiatives. Previously, Ms. Aufiero served as Vice President of Principal Strategic Investing at Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS), where she led numerous investments in the financial technology sector as part of a $1.0 billion portfolio. On behalf of Goldman Sachs, Ms. Aufiero served on the Boards of Directors for APX Inc., the Green Exchange LLC, Medley Global Advisors LLC and LiquidityMatch LLC and as a board alternate on FXAll Inc. Her experience as a board member includes Audit Committee Chair and leadership roles on Compensation and Investment Committees, as well as holding a corporate officer position for a consortium of 11 global banks. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Ms. Aufiero was the Director of Mergers & Acquisitions for Moneyline Telerate (acquired by Reuters in 2004). Previously, she was a Manager in the strategy consulting practice of Andersen Consulting and held several roles with the Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO).

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