Startups.com was the "ultimate dot-com startup", founded in 1998 by Donna Jensen, a former VentureOne executive. Startups.com was a venture-backed accelerator which had a niche market during the dot-com bubble boom where it would partner with other startup companies to handle many of the details of setting up office and operations so these companies could focus on their core business, operate more efficiently and get to market faster. Startups.com was based in Silicon Valley and had offices in New York and Boston.
Some of the services provided by Startups.com included Real Estate and Space Planning, Interior Design and Furniture, Technology Infrastructure, Telecommunications and Voice Mail, Legal and Accounting, Payroll, Benefits and Staffing, Insurance, Marketing Communications and Launch Events. Startups.com's roster of clients included Google, Epinions, eVite, and GuruNet (now called Answers.com).
In the fall of 2000, Startups.com launched an online Internet business infrastructure procurement system named ReferralXpert.
In early 2001, after the market shifted and many of the other startup companies went out of business, Startups.com attempted to transition to a research company focused on the startup market. It also changed its name first to Startups, Inc. and ultimately to Startups Intelligence Group.
Due to the massive change in market conditions, in January 2002 Startups.com made the decision to return millions in capital to investors and officially closed its doors, fading into history as a part of the dot-com era.
On November 5, 2009, Startups.com was relaunched as a wiki Q&A website.
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