Firedrop + $90 million = ??!

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From: Adam Rifkin (
Date: Tue Oct 17 2000 - 12:59:31 PDT

Question mark. Question mark. Exclamation mark.

> From: Technologic Partners <>
> Subject: VentureWire, Tuesday, October 17, 2000
> o Collaboration Technology Firm Zaplet Gets $90 Million
> REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. -- Internet infrastructure
> company Zaplet, formerly FireDrop, said it raised
> $90 million in its Series D round of funding, led
> by Integral Capital Partners and QuestMark Partners.
> Also included in this round were Amerindo Investment
> Advisors, Azure Capital Partners, Kleiner Perkins
> Caufield & Byers, Sands Brothers, AC Ventures, Cisco
> Systems, Novell, Oracle, Research in Motion Limited,
> as well as partners from Robertson Stephen's Bayview
> 2000, Credit Suisse First Boston Technology Group,
> and Texas Pacific Group. The company will use the
> funds to develop its Zaplet platform, which provides
> collaborative applications that are delivered to
> a user's inbox or browser. Former Sun Microsystems
> Java chief Alan Baratz is Zaplet's CEO.
> ____

From the potential-conflict-of-interest department:

| September 18, 2000 - FireDrop, the creator of the Zaplet Platform,
| today announced that it has been named an Investor's Choice winner at
| Technologic Partners' Outlook conference.

Firedrop has personal investment money from Esther Dyson, Bill Joy,
Andy Bechtolsheim, Bill Sahlman, Art Kern, Joe Kraus, and Vinod Khosla.
Jakob Nielsen is an advisor. They've raised nine figures to date.

Today Rohit sent me a zaplet. I just don't get it.
Still waiting to have it spelled out to me...

I do remember FoRK all racked our brains this summer and
couldn't figure out why people want to use zaplets.

Think a merger between Firedrop and Tellme is imminent? :)


Dear Prudence, won't you come out to play? -- the Beatles

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