Stephan “Got the Girl, Got the Money, Now I’m Ready to Live a Disgusting, Frivolous Life” Paternot is back, VentureBeat reports, in an astounding blast from the past with a new startup, Slated, an AngelList for film productions (Barry Silbert likes it!). To recall, Mr. Paternot was the founder of a sort of proto-Facebook, theglobe, which set a record for the biggest first-day stock gain on Wall Street at the time, popping up close to $1 billion. Today, theglobe.com is a shell company with no significant assets or operations, and has no significant source of revenue. Funny how that happens.
On this occasion, allow us to direct you to New York Observer profile of the man himself, which begins: “Not long ago, Stephan Paternot, former C.E.O. of the tremendous dot-com failure known as theglobe.com, decided he’d make a pretty great movie star and relocated to Los Angeles for a couple of months.” Enjoy!