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| 1h 47min | Genre: Documentary
Startup.comRating: 3.5/5 (with 1414 votes) is a 2001 American documentary film directed by Jehane Noujaim and Chris Hegedus. D.A. Pennebaker served as a producer on the film. It follows the dot-com start-up, which raised $60 million in funding from Hearst Interactive Media, KKR, the New York Investment Fund, and Sapient. The startup did not survive, but it became a reference for lessons learned, as it was the subject of a 2001 documentary that follows govWorks founders Kaleil Isaza Tuzman and Tom Herman from 1999 to 2000, as the Internet bubble was bursting. The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2001. It was released on May 11, 2001, by Artisan Entertainment. ()
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Friends since high school, 20-somethings Kaleil Isaza Tuzman and Tom Herman have an idea: a Web site for people to conduct business with municipal governments. This documentary tracks the rise and fall of from May of 1999 to December of 2000, and the trials the business brings to the relationship of these best friends. Kaleil raises the money, Tom's the technical chief. A third partner wants a buy out; girlfriends come and go; Tom's daughter needs attention. And always the need for cash and for improving the site. Venture capital comes in by the millions. Kaleil is on C-SPAN, CNN, and magazine covers. Will the business or the friendship crash first?

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Production country: United States of America (USA)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 4 languages: German (DE), English (EN), French (FR), Russian (RU)
Status: Released
Release date US: 01/01/2001
Director of Photography: Jehane Noujaim
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Startup dot com"

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