Wednesday, April 21, 1999

EDGAR On-line Book signing party

The slick clean gray marble floors, steely handrails and cool walls sloped into a wide cul de sac of video monitors at Nasdaq's Market Site at 33 Whitehall Street on Wednesday, April 21st and barely contained the overflow of guests for the book signing party. EDGAR Online (, Bloomberg Press ( and the Nasdaq Stock Market ( hosted the cocktail reception to celebrate Tom Taulli's new book, "Investing in IPOs." Taulli is EDGAR Online's market analyst. I chatted for a short while with Susan Strausberg, CEO and co-founder of EDGAR Online, who looked stunning in her light gray pant suit with a grossgrain ribbon belt, on the success my recent "Women of Silicon Alley" article in "AlleyCat News" by attracting four new hires to her firm. Jay Sears (VP marketing and business development, EDGAR) filled me in on EDGAR's value-added services: EDGAR Online People, which allows users to search the SEC filings by an executive's name, and EDGAR Online Personal, which provides real-time Web and email based alerting, and other advanced searches of SEC data. In addition to writing this book, Taulli has a weekly e-mail newsletter (hey, neat!) chock full of news, analysis and tutorials covering the IPO market and the full range of issues relating to securities filings.