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Boo Hoo: A Story from Concept to Catastrophe

Ernst Malmsten, Erik Portanger, Charles Drazin · 5 HN comments
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This is the story of how an international model and a former poetry critic from Sweden dreamed up the most ambitious and glamorous internet start–up ever attempted; how they convinced the world’s biggest fashion houses and Wall Street investment banks to invest $135 million into their plan; and, ultimately, how they burned through all the money in just over a year. The rise and fall of is an insider’s look at the 18 months of euphoria that ushered in the era.
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For those interested in more details, I recommend the book . One of my favourite parts includes an investment banker plotting the IPO aboard a private jet only to learn that the company does not exist as a legal entity yet.
It's not a movie but I'd definitely recommend the book about the fiasco: .. I believe it was Europe's biggest dot com era implosion and you can almost see why from page one. An enjoyable read. was pretty impressive - $188 million in six months and all lovingly documented by their co-founder in CEO in a fairly unapologetic book:

As an aside, (and apologies if you've read it) "Boo Hoo", the corporate biography of's rise and fall, makes for both hilarious and scary reading:

Their technical people did pull off some great feats but ultimately it was a shambles from start to finish.

Nice! I wasn't aware of this book, will add it to my list.
Sep 12, 2010 · cubicle67 on Go That Way, Really Fast
If you can find it, there's an excellent book on the Boo story; boo hoo
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