10|30|2008 03:03 pm EDT
KillerStartups.com, a premier Internet startup blog which receives over 1.5M visitors per month, has purchased Startups.com and plans to use the site as a hub for startup-related websites offering quality content and services.
In 1998 Startups.com, founded by Donna Jensen-Madier, was a venture-backed accelerator which would partner with other startup companies to help them get started. Their services included real estate planning, interior design, technology infrastructure, telecommunications, legal and accounting, payroll, benefits and staffing, insurance, marketing, event launches, and more! Some of their clients included Google, Epinions, and GuruNet (now Answers.com). The company eventually faded and went out of business in 2002 due to the dot-com bust.
Thankfully, Jensen-Madier held on to the domain name knowing it could be used for a great business opportunity in the future. By selling the Startups.com domain name to KillerStartups, she will also serve on the advisory board of the Startups.com Network.
KillerStartups has received angel funding from Matias de Tezanos. De Tezanos is a domain developer from Guatemala who has built a remarkable domain empire from scratch. His portfolio of internet startups includes ClickDiario.com, HealthCare.com, and Hoteles.com. DN Journal had a great feature story on de Tezanos a few years ago.
Startups.com Network plans to launch several startup-related sites by the end of 2008 and is actively seeking more sites to acquire. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.