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Startup.com Poster
Format Video (DVD)
Genre Documentary
Origin USA
Language English
Release Date 25 May 2001
Running Time 107 min
Created by Jehane Noujaim, Chris Hegedus
Directed by Jehane Noujaim, Chris Hegedus
Produced by D.A. Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus, Rebecca Marshall, Jehane Noujaim, Frazer Pennebaker, Edward Rugoff
Written by NA
Screenplay by NA
Distributed by Artisan Entertainment
Narrated by NA
Starring Kaleil Isaza Tuzman, Tom Herman
Music by NA
Cinematography by Jehane Noujaim
Edited by Pedro Pablo Celedón, Chris Hegedus, Erez Laufer, Jehane Noujaim
Production Company Noujaim Films, Pennebaker Hegedus Films
Location(s) NA
Original Channel NA
Additional Information
Based on NA
Topics Technology, Computers, Hacking, Business
Follows NA
Precedes NA
Associated Video NA
Website NA

Startup.com is a 2001 documentary film that chronicles the dot-com start-up phenomenon and its eventual end. The film follows e-commerce website govWorks and its founders Kaleil Isaza Tuzman and Tom Herman from 1999-2000 as the Internet bubble was bursting.


The film was made by Egyptian-American film director Jehane Noujaim and American documentary filmmaker Chris Hegedus. Noujaim had been Kaleil Tuzman's Harvard classmate and began filming Tuzman as he quit his job at Goldman Sachs, to begin govWorks with his high school friend Tom Herman. Noujaim contacted Chris Hegedus and D. A. Pennebaker for help in financing the project. The film was distributed by Artisan Entertainment (which was later acquired by Lions Gate Entertainment).

The film was shot in digital video. The filmmakers shot for over two years, and were editing the more than 400 hours of video and film right up to their Sundance Film Festival premiere in early 2001. They re-edited the last few minutes of the film just prior to its May 2001 theatrical release.

Since the release of the film, Tom Herman and Kaleil Isaza Tuzman have worked together at Recognition Group and JumpTV


The film was parodied by the 2002 mockumentary Dot, which featured Simeon Schnapper as Si Phateuxx, the parodical counterpart of Kaleil Tuzman.


Film User Format Link Notes
Startup.com (2001) NA [ Archive.org]

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