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Internet Entrepreneurship in Europe

Venture Failure and the Timing of Telecommunications Reform

Niko Marcel Waesche

From its launch in 1997, the Frankfurt technology stock exchange developed spectacularly as did other European technology exchanges. Many Europeans thought that a new age of entrepreneurship had dawned. Following the downturn, however, the search for blame began. Much of this blame was undifferentiated and subjective. Public policy lessons were not drawn. Written by a well-known commentator of the European venture capital community, this book analyses the rise and decline of European internet entrepreneurship. The effects of both the public promotion of venture capital investments as well as the timing of telecommunications reform are examined in detail in various European countries, in particular in Germany and Sweden. The book contains a wealth of unique data on the failure of European internet ventures and draws several technology and telecommunications policy conclusions.
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Appendix B: Interviews

Niko Marcel Waesche


INTERVIEWS WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF PRIVATE ENTERPRISE 1&1 Internet GmbH (Eigendorfer Straße 57, 56410 Montabaur) 20 March 1998, 11:00–12:00 CeBIT, Hannover, Halle 6 With Anastasia Antoniadou, Dipl.-Betriebswirt (FH) 1&1 Multimedia Service GmbH (Multimedia-Internet-Park, Gebäude 71, 66482 Zweibrücken) 20 March 1998, 12:00–12:30 CeBIT, Hannover, Halle 6 With Frank Ufer, Consultant 2CK Gesellschaft für DV-Dienstleistungen mbH (Kirchtruderinger Straße 22, 81829 München) 21 March 1998, 13:00–14:00 CeBIT, Hannover, Tagungscentrum Messe (TCM) With Christian Koch, Dipl.-Infom. (FH), Managing Director, and Christoph Köberle, Dipl.-Infom. (FH), Managing Director 21Torr (Christophstraße 31, 72760 Reutlingen) 19 March 1998, 16:00–17:00 Halle 1, CeBIT, Hannover With Martin Cserba, Managing Director, Marketing and Sales Atlas Venture 16 July 1997, 09:00–10:30 Office of Atlas Venture, Steinstraße 70, 81667 München With Ingo Johannsen, Partner BlomeϩPartner Managementberatung für VertriebϩEDV (Werner-vonSiemens-Straße 19, 49124 Georgsmarienhütte) 20 March 1998, 14:00–15:00 285 286 Appendix B Tagungscentrum Messe (TCM), CeBIT, Hannover With Frank F. Blome, Managing Director BPS Online-Bestellsysteme GmbH (Greschbachstraße 3B, 76229 Karlsruhe) 23 March 1998, 13:00–14:00 CeBIT, Hannover, Halle 1 With Diana Schulirsch, Dipl.-Wi.-Ingenieur, Project Head, Member of Management Brokat Informationssysteme GmbH (Industriestraße 3, 70565 Stuttgart) 22 March 1998, 17:00–18:00 CeBIT, Halle 18, Hannover With Dr Boris Anderer, Managing Partner Callisto GmbH (Stresemannallee 30, 60586 Frankfurt am Main) 13 July 1999, 11:00...

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