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Company Name NeoPlanet
Category Internet> Intelligent Browsing
Phone # 480.317.2000
Location Tempe, Arizona
Number of Employees 11 ~ 50
Date Founded 01001999
Capital Raised $10 million ~ $50 million
Funding Stage 2nd VC
Company Overview NeoPlanet combines content, communications and community to bring
the best of the Internet to the consumer's desktop. The company
allows users to reflect their own "Internet Fashion" by customizing
NeoPlanet's Internet Desktop through personalized "skins." NeoPlanet
features a built in directory of user customizable Content Channels
featuring Lycos' leading Internet content allowing users to personalize
their surfing experience. Distribution channels include ISPs,
OEMs, Web sites and direct marketers. NeoPlanet is free and easy
to download at
Founder &
Drew Cohen - CEO
In January 1999, as President and CEO, Drew Cohen led NeoPlanet,
Inc.'s corporate birth with $18 million in venture capital, establishing
corporate headquarters in Arizona.
Under Cohen's leadership, NeoPlanet is credited as a forerunner
in the enhanced browser and persistent client software category,
targeted by partner media and technology leaders such as Lycos,
USA Networks, New Line Cinema, NEC, MTV, Universal Pictures, Network
Associates, and others.
Prior to joining NeoPlanet, Cohen was Technology Strategist for
the Content Group at Intel Corporation, where he helped define
the group's technology strategy across a variety of market segments,
including portals, online advertising, and Enhanced TV.
Born in Stamford, CT in 1962, Drew Cohen currently resides in
Scottsdale, Arizona. Cohen earned a BS in Computer Science at
Brandeis University.

Jim Friskel - CTO
James Friskel, inventor of the NeoPlanet browser software, is
NeoPlanet Chief Technology Officer, and heads up the company's
research and development.
In the spring of 1997, Friskel began experimenting with specifications
published by Microsoft allowing third parties to develop software
on top of the Internet Explorer browser "engine."
Born in Kansas in 1959, Jim Friskel lives in Cocoa Beach, Florida.
Friskel earned a B.S. in Computer Information Systems at Pittsburgh
State University.

Warren Adelman - EVP Ops
Warren Adelman joined NeoPlanet when the company was founded
in January, 1999. Adelman currently heads up development of corporate
alliances, and oversees licensing and distribution partnerships,
and rich-media ad sales.
Adelman played a pivotal role in NeoPlanet's initial funding
and spin-off from their former parent company, Bigfoot International.
On the business development front, he was central in establishing
NeoPlanet's partnerships with Lycos, USA Networks, MTV, Universal
Pictures, Interscope Records, New Line Cinema, and Network Associates.

Born in Hamilt
Investor Information Spinoff of Bigfoot

Funded by Vulcan Internet Venture Fund, Network Associates, Integral
Capital, J&W Seligman, Constellation Ventures, Broadview
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