MediaRadar and a standing-room-only audience climbed aboard the tech industry wayback machine Wednesday night, as pioneering co-founders of theGlobe.com reunited in person after 20 years. Dot.com legends Todd Krizelman and Stephan Paternot shared laughs, regrets, and lessons from the heady 1990s boom and bust times. The entrepreneurs are portrayed in National Geographic Channel’s new six-episode limited series Valley of the Boom, set during the 1990s, charting the turbulent ride of three companies whose founders changed the world with the emergent technology of the internet.
The former partners seemed visibly moved to be in the same room, recounting tales of making and losing fortunes to moderator Taylor Lorenz of The Atlantic and pointing out the parallels to today’s cryptocurrency industry. Check out “Valley of the Boom” starring Bradley Whitford and Steve Zahn, airing Sundays at 9pm on NatGeo and on Amazon Prime.