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DBC & InsureSeek: Internet Startup Live! Showcase

Today through Friday we're giving you the chance to view the firms that presented at Internet Startup Live! Venture Showcase just a few days ago at Fall Internet World. Here's the second glimpse!

Tell us which you think is the best. Next week we'll let you know which scored highest and give you some feedback on which we think shine brightest. You be the judge. There's a dozen firms so get ready to see some possible future hot stars of the Internet space right here.

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INTERNET STARTUP LIVE! VENTURE SHOWCASE SPOTLIGHT

Who

digital bitcasting corp

Web

bitcasting.com

Stage

early-stage

Sector

Software

Year established

1997

Employees

12

Strategic allies

RealNetworks, Optibase, C-Cube

Mission/market strategy

The company’s objective is to enable all users to become multimedia content creators and users by providing targeted, quality, low cost, easy to use solutions.

The key elements of this strategy include the extension of the Company’s unique technological leadership through its Low Bit-Rate/Varied Frame-Rate implementation of the MPEG-1 digital video standard; executing against the vision of providing solutions that will be employed in a variety of mission critical applications, and by strengthening strategic reseller relationships with the market leaders like RealNetworks that sell into the key multimedia market segments.


Who

InsureSeek

Web

www.insureseek.com

Stage

early-stage

Sector

Commerce

Year established

1997

Employees

8

Strategic allies

Safeco Insurance, CNA Insurance, Allied Insurance, TeleSpectrum Worldwide

Mission/market strategy

InsureSeek allows homeowner and auto insurance prospects to get multiple price quotes quickly, accurately and free over the Internet. InsureSeek has patented software that enables its Internet-based agency to offer price quotes and sell policies to an unlimited number of Internet users.

With a $107 billion total U.S. market share for personal automobile insurance, InsureSeek can attract a significant portion of the market share by marketing exclusively over the Internet. InsureSeek can market 24-hours-a-day on high profile Web sites such as Wall Street Journal, NBC News, and SmartMoney that attract the most profitable prospects. Because of the high barriers of entry there is currently no competition.

Tomorrow, more firms that presented! Of the above, which do you think is a better idea? email us now  your votes tallied and revealed next week (c) 1998 Mecklermedia, Internet.com