JEWELS IN THE WEB - This one's the genuine article. Having analysed more than 300 e-ventures Management Today and Bain & Company present their e25, the definitive index of e-business start-ups in the UK today Matthew Gwyther reports on the findings and profiles some of the most exciting players.
As the century winds up, Britain is in the early stages of a Klondike-style gold rush into the cyberspace wilderness. Trailing the American mule-train by 18 months, but ahead of our European cousins, we have all heard about the gold in the e-stream. The first UK wave of paper-millionaire prospectors has already begun to file claims, and become Britain's first real internet tycoons as they bring their e-commerce ventures to the stock market.