Credits Roll on Would-Be "Thunder Lizard" B-Side Entertainment
Angel investor Mike Maples, Jr., is drawing a lot of attention in the tech blogosphere after his speech last week in which he descriptively labeled certain start-ups as “Thunder Lizards” (think Godzilla). In Maples’ eyes, these are companies that devour competitors and are “wildly disruptive” yet don’t need to raise a ton of capital.
While Maples has helped hatch plenty of potential Thunder Lizards–Chegg, Digg and Twitter, to name a few–one of his start-ups won’t have a chance to mature into a hulking market terror. Austin, Texas-based B-Side Entertainment Inc., which operated Web sites for film festivals and offered distribution and marketing services to filmmakers, has gone belly-up, according to indie film publication Filmmaker Magazine.