Table: Dot.Com Math

Think you can still start an e-biz on a dollar and a dream? Average 
      venture-capital deals were more than 50% bigger in 1999 than '98. Here are the 
      biggest deals of the past four years.
      
                                       Amount     Company
      Year   Company                 (millions)   Description
      
      1999   CarsDirect.com            $280       Auto e-tailer
             Los Angeles
      
      1998   Advanced Telecom Group     102       Builds phone
             Los Altos, Calif.                    networks
      
      1997   Castle Tower Holding        74       Owns and operates
             Houston                              communications towers
      
      1996   World-Net Access, Denver    60       Holding company of
                                                  Internet service
                                                  providers
      
      DATA: PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS, MONEY TREE SURVEY, BUSINESS WEEK
      
      
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