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Merriman Capital Initiates Research Coverage on SearchCore, Inc. with a Speculative Buy Rating and a $0.37 Price Target

August 1, 2013 - London


SAN FRANCISCO - August 1, 2013 - Merriman Capital, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: MERR), initiated coverage of SearchCore, Inc. (OTCQX: SRER) with a Speculative Buy rating and a $0.37 price target.

SearchCore, Inc. is a technology-based Internet marketing services company that offers customers an integrated suite of services including media, technology, marketing and information. SearchCore provides customized "finder" sites for various niche industries. The company's platform increases consumer awareness for businesses listed within its platform while creating an online meeting place for like-minded individuals. Each finder site represents a niche market vertical where advertisers can promote themselves to focused online visitors with rich media and high impact digital tools.

SearchCore successfully operated a profitable finder site dedicated to alternative medicine since its inception in 2010. The Company's original finder site delivered over $15.0 million in revenue in 2012. SearchCore sold this site in FY2012 for $12.0 million, and expects to replicate its business model across a number of new verticals and website channels, including,,, and others to come. Much of the effort to develop that online experience was codified by the SearchCore founders into a proprietary rubric or roadmap for creating other hyper-local finder sites.

SearchCore intends to demonstrate that it can replicate its formula by developing successful, theme-based social sites for new genres. Sites launched or planned for upcoming launch include the body art community (i.e., Tattoos), manufactured homes, karate studios, modular homes, and others.

Founded in 2010, The Company's common stock trades on the OTC Market's OTCQX, under the ticker symbol "SRER."


About Merriman Capital, Inc.


Merriman Capital, Inc. is a corporate advisory-focused registered investment bank that provides equity and options execution services, market making, and differentiated research for high growth companies. The firm also provides capital formation, advisory, and M&A services. Merriman Capital, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: MERR) and is the leading investment banking firm for unique high-growth companies. For more information, please go to

Merriman Capital, Inc. is a registered broker-dealer and member of The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC)

Note to Investors

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At the Company:

Joel Achramowicz

Managing Director

Equity Research

(415) 568-3926

Adriana Piltz

Director of Research

Merriman Capital, Inc.

(646) 292-1424

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