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Heleo is starting out by focusing on a few dozen high-profile authors and TED-Talk-givers like Daniel Pink, Gretchen Rubin and Eric Ries.
That business model sounds vaguely like the one that several people are trying, which is to try to pull off what Glenn Beck has done: Take a well-known person with lots of fans/followers/listeners/watchers and try to get some of those people to pay money to hear or see more of them.
So far, no one has been able to replicate Beck’s success, but Griscom figures the people he’s working with, who tend to make a lot of money speaking to small groups, should be able to find more people who will pay them a modest fee to see them online.
And that’s the idea that has let it raise what Griscom says is a “few million dollars” from investors including Comcast*, the New York Times, Bloomberg and Greylock.The value of equity markets skyrocketed, with Nasdaq, which is dominated by the technology industry, going from 1,000 to 5,000 from 1995 to 2000. Many of the new companies burned through investor’s money and failed to turn a profit, and soon went bankrupt.spent millions in TV advertising, but was liquidated less than a year after going public.The IPO market has been growing quickly again, with billions more dollars invested in new tech companies every year and gains rising quickly. Check out the facts below on all the new tech IPOs, and decide for yourself whether investors are being deluded like the dot-com investors of the past.Keri Lynn is a Head of Content Marketing at Awesome Motive.