Say Hello to Tello

The startup promises to revolutionize business communications. The involvement of four tech veterans lends that grandiose claim some credence

The months after the stock market crash of 2000 were tough ones indeed for tech startups. And for communications startups, things were even worse. Telecom entrepreneur Royce Holland once compared the period to a "nuclear winter." At the time, Jeff Pulver was busy doing the near impossible, launching a new company with a focus on the Internet and telecommunications. The company, Vonage Holdings, has survived and prospered. Today it's a leader in the market known as Voice over Internet Protocol, VoIP for short.

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