15 years after the dot com bust, startup fever returns to Atlanta

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Scorched by the dot-com bust, investors — venture capital and angel — abandoned early-stage investing with the swiftness of a fair-weather Falcons fan. Startups with no revenue — and often no product — were seen as not worth the hassle.

Fifteen years is a long time. Memories of imploding portfolio companies are being washed away by valuations frothier than Dom Perignon. Billion-dollar exits for capital-light Web startups (think Instagramand Whatsapp) have investors bellying back to the bar.

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  • Created By: Bobby Macedonia
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Feb 10, 2015 - 5:18am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:24pm