Published on 23rd February 2016 by

A 2001 documentary film which follows the founders of a software startup called govWorks. Kaleil Isaza Tuzman and Tom Herman, between 1999 and 2000. The startup attracted $60m in venture capital but failed. The filmmakers did not know that the startup would fail of course, meaning that upon its release in 2001 the film would serve as a fantastic reference for some of the lessons learnt by entrepreneurs during the burst of the internet bubble.

One of the producers of the film, Jehane Noujaim, had been a Harvard classmate of Tuzman and he began filming Tuzman as he left his job at Goldman Sachs to start working with Herman. The film was edited from over 400 hours of footage shot over a two year period.

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