An intimate, behind-the-scenes view of the initial dot-com mania, Startup.com follows the adventures of childhood friends Kaleil Isaza Tuzman and Tom Herman as they create govWorks.com, an award-winning website that lets citizens interact with their local governments.
Within a year, the two young entrepreneurs raise 60 million dollars, hire hundreds of employees, and rub shoulders with President Clinton. As the stock market tests the strength of their business, they wrestle with growing pains, tackle technical difficulties, charter the unpredictable venture capital waters, and outsmart copycat competition. But in the end, none of these challenges prepares Kaleil and Tom for their own conflict over the management of govworks.com, a conflict that will not only endanger their company and their jobs, but also irrevocably endanger their lifelong friendship. Startup.com is a classic story about friendship and values at the dawn of the Internet Age.
Startup.com premiered at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival.