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Profile of Everdream Corp.

By Michelle Prather

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Just from growing up together, brothers Lyndon and Russell Rivemust have endless anecdotes. But starting Everdream Corp., a Fremont,California, 150-employee firm that equips businesses with high-techsolutions like "self-healing computers," Internet access,data backup and support for a monthly fee- reallygiven the native South Africans stories for round the campfire.

You see, before concerns like getting funded and hiring a CEOemerged, Lyndon, 23, and Russell, 28, were just two guys shovingEverdream pamphlets under Santa Cruz (the company's birthplacein 1998) doors. Testing the market, they offered complimentarycomputer IT services, and, based on their responses, reworked theirbusiness model three times in eight months before they secured seedfunding from VC firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson.

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