Laughing stocks: meet the biggest losers of the dotcom crash
Infamous for burning through US$185m funding in six months, the online fashion retail site, founded by three Swedes, didn’t work on dial-up.
This grocery delivery company was worth US$1.2bn at its peak, but shut up shop early in 2001, costing 2,000 people in the US their jobs.
Pre-Bitcoin, this early e-currency was earned by browsing and shopping online. The firm raised over US$80m in capital, but went bust in 2001.
Remember the annoying Super Bowl sock puppet ad? After that rather epic spend, Pets.com made a loss on every item delivered and was gone nine months after listing.
The shopping comparison tech made its 21-yearold creator Ben Way an US$30m fortune, only for it all to disappear after a painful dispute with investors in 2001.