Viaweb was founded in 1995 to bring to market a new kind of
software for building online stores. Our product,
Viaweb Store, is
the first true end-user system for selling on the Web.
It is now the most popular online store software,
used in over 1050 sites.
What makes Viaweb different is that our software works over
the Web. Merchants build and maintain
their store on a central server, using an ordinary browser as the
interface. Merchants log into the server to retrieve orders
over a secure connection, and have access to a powerful array
of traffic analysis
For merchants, our technology means a quantum leap in ease of use.
The merchant does not have to set up a server, or even
install any software, to run an online store. A user with no
previous experience can create a working online store in a matter of
Since its release, Viaweb Store has won
praise from industry experts
and users alike. In fact, it has won
comparisons of online commerce software so far.
Viaweb users include
Rolling Stone magazine,
Frederick's of Hollywood,
the Museum Company,
and Dean & DeLuca.
Paul Graham (firstname.lastname@example.org)
is President. Paul is the author of
On Lisp (Prentice Hall,
1993) and ANSI Common Lisp
(Prentice Hall, 1995), now the standard
college text. He has worked as a consultant to the US Department
of Energy, DuPont (for whom he wrote one of the first parametric
CAD programs), and Interleaf. He has an AB from
Cornell and a PhD in Computer Science from Harvard.
Fred Egan (email@example.com) is
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Before joining Viaweb, Fred
was a regional Vice President with Interleaf Inc,
President of Interleaf
Japan, and sat on the boards of several Interleaf subsidiaries.
During Interleaf's startup period he had responsibility for all
major corporate partnerships and strategic resellers in the US and
Prior to Interleaf, Fred was a Regional Manager for Wang. He has a BS from Northeastern, and an MBA from
Langley Steinert (firstname.lastname@example.org)
is Vice President of Marketing. Before joining Viaweb, Langley
was Vice President and General Manager of Papyrus
Inc., a $29 million subsidiary of
Sierra On-Line. Under his leadership, Papyrus
developed and shipped four
new products, including NASCAR Racing, one of the best-selling
entertainment software titles of 1996. Prior to
Papyrus, Langley was Director of Marketing at Jetform
Corporation and the Product Manager for Freelance
at Lotus. He has a BA from Georgetown and an MBA from
Mark Nitzberg (email@example.com)
is Vice President of Customer Services.
Mark has worked 15 years as a consultant to Microsoft, Matra
Communications, Bull, Interleaf, and Corbis. An expert in
machine vision and image processing, Mark is co-author of
Segmentation, and Depth (Springer, 1993), which describes
his research. He has a BA
in Math from the University of Oregon, and a PhD in Computer Science from Harvard.
David Parker (firstname.lastname@example.org)
is General Manager, New Media Group and program manager for
Before joining Viaweb,
David was Vice President of Marketing for Delphi Internet.
Prior to Delphi, he was a Vice President at Community Newspaper
Company. He has also worked for International Data Group,
Time Magazine, and Capital Cities/ABC. He has an AB from Harvard,
and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Harris Fishman (email@example.com)
is Chief Financial Officer. Hutch has served as a part-time
CFO to emerging businesses since 1986. He has taken a number
of startups through IPOs, including VideoServer, which
completed an IPO led by Goldman Sachs in 1995. He previously
had been a senior manager at Deloitte & Touche LLP. He is
a member of the Massachusetts Society and American Institute of
Certified Public Accountants, and has a BS from Bryant College.
Julian Weber (firstname.lastname@example.org)
is Secretary and General Counsel.
Julian has been practicing law in New York for over 30 years. From
1964 to 1979 he was a partner in the firm of Botein, Hays, and
Sklar. From 1979 to 1984 he was President of The National
Lampoon. He holds a JD from Harvard Law School.
Trevor Blackwell (email@example.com)
is responsible for Viaweb's tracking tools and image generation
An expert in system and network design, Trevor has published
papers on congestion control
in high speed wide area networks, signalling protocol architecture,
and file system performance. He is also the author of several notable
Web sites, including the
won Cool Site of the Day in March 1995.
He has a BEng in Computer Systems Engineering from Carleton,
and a PhD in Computer Science from Harvard.
John McArtyem (firstname.lastname@example.org)
is in charge of Viaweb's ordering system, hardware
An expert on computer networks,
he has published papers on high-speed networks, wireless
communications, and computer security.
He has worked for Convex Computers, Thinking Machines, and DEC
Systems Research Center. He has an AB in Computer Science from
Harvard, and is currently a PhD candidate in Computer Science