Many companies jumped on the dot-com
bandwagon in the mid-to-late '90s to create online brokerage businesses to sell insurance.
At the Bravo Awards ceremony that year, organizers recall, a group from one dot-com
that flatly refused to be seated near a rival dot-com
Fuckedcompany became the Nelson Muntz of the dot-com
bust, pointing and laughing with malicious glee as company after company crashed and burned.
Understanding a market can be more than a little challenging when the rules of engagement change constantly -- a fact that spelled the downfall of many a dot-com
VCs never expect profits immediately from their dot-com
com, making them the most expensive of the dot-com
If you have a common name, jump on the [dot-pro] bandwagon because you won't be able to get a dot-com
Five years ago America Online basically was the only significant dot-com
with a market value of $1 billion.
Like explorers and pioneers, if the dot-com
person is not in an environment that is constantly moving/changing/advancing, something is wrong.
rush may have slowed, but some investors are willing to finance in the survivors.
For most dot-com
converts, big money might have been the deciding factor.
In the beginning, it seemed that nearly everyone wanted to jump on a dot-com
boat, no matter what the ticket price.
The expectation is that the bloom is off the rose for dot-coms
in general and a lot of the private equity firms that were interested in the dot-com
phenomenon," said Mark Young, a Boston banker specializing in financing for publishers.
Softness in dot-com
valuations in a tighter capital market will increase investments in dot-coms
by traditional businesses that seek to "buy, rather than build" B2C e-commerce infrastructures and online customer bases.
advertising, a novel moneymaker for American newspapers last year, may be an even bigger success in 2000, although its long-term status is unclear.