Masters of the new universe, they were. Wunderkinds. Almost as single-handedly responsible for the dot-com dizziness as the highly polished Mary Meeker and Henry Blodget and those flamboyant 20-something-year-olds at Kozmo.com, pets.com and boo.com, many managers of what were some of the most high-profile Internet funds are, today, amazingly still sticking to their guns.
In the same spirit that Fortune magazine recently revisited some of the one-time multi-millionaire drivers of the Internet rage, Mutual Fund Market News caught up with some of the top dot-com fund managers. Their take on the future of the Internet and the state of high tech might surprise you. Regardless of their funds' names -"Internet," "Wireless," "World Wide Web" - many have backed away from Internet pure-plays.