Charles Como

Charles Como, founder of Underground Network, previously founded one of Hollywood’s first major Internet companies, BoxTop Interactive, which he grew into the world's largest web development company at the time. BoxTop later merged with iXL, and iXL went public with a valuation exceeding $2 billion within the first year. Como's clients included such names as Capital RecordsWarner Brothers Records, Fox Entertainment, United Paramount Network (UPN), AppleA&M RecordsGuess?Mattel’s Barbie and Hot WheelsMajor League SoccerVan HalenKid Rock, and Sting, just to name a few.

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Como later founded HotForWords, which created one of the first YouTube channels to hit 1/2 Billion video views and break over a $1 million a year in ad revenue. It was one of the most successful channels on the first YouTube Multi Channel Network (MCN), Next New Networks, prior to Next New being acquired by YouTube.ESS_Finalist

Como's latest company, Underground Network, was picked by SXSW (South by South-West) as one of the most socially impactful new startup companies.

At the age of 19, Como was the youngest general securities/registered options principal and branch office manager of a NYSE firm. During his 10 years in the industry, he worked at such firms as Drexel Burnham Lambert and finally, Lehman Brothers, where he experienced, first-hand, the inner workings of the financial industry. Unhappy with the direction the banks were taking, Como left the industry to pursue harnessing the democratizing abilities of the Internet.

Recognition For Charles Como

The Discovery Channel

"Hollywood’s Developer to the Stars"

The Los Angeles Times

"Face to Watch in New Media"

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"A Cyber-Whiz"

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 "Titillating Online Users"

Companies Founded

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BoxTop Interactive

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HotForWords

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Underground Network

Clients & Online Properties Created

Television Networks (The Entire Sites)

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20th Century Fox Television
(First Broadcast Television Website Ever)

Fox Television
Fox Sports
Fox Kids
Fox World

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United Paramount Network (UPN)

Record Labels (The Entire Websites)

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A&M Records

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Atlas/Polydor Records

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Moonshine Music

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World Domination Records

Corporate Sites (The Entire Sites)

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Guess?

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Major League Soccer

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Mattel

Barbie
Hot Wheels

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Weider Publications

SHAPE Magazine
Muscle & Fitness Magazine
Men’s Fitness Magazine
Jump Magazine
FLEX Magazine
FitnessOnline

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Segasoft

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Gen Art

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Young At Heart

Entertainment People or Entities

Basketball Diaries Movie
Bobcat Goldthwait
Bruce Willis
The Crash Site
Golden Globes
House of Blues
Julia Sweeney
Lollapalooza
Margaret Cho
Megadeth, Arizona
Rick Dees
Rocktropolis
COPS: Too Hot For TV
Star Trek - First Contact
Un-Cabaret


Musicians’ Sites (Their Entire Websites)

Adam Ant
The Beatles: Live at the BBC
Brandy
BUSH
Dishwalla
The Donnas
The Doors
Duran Duran
Figdish
Hootie and the Blowfish
Kid Rock
Lenny Kravitz
Megadeth
Monster Magnet
Rage Against the Machine
Remy Zero
Royal Trux
Seal
Steely Dan
Sting
Stone Temple Pilots
Van Halen
Wank
White Zombie
Yoko Ono


Additional Clients

Apple Computer
Atlantic Records
AT&T
Bell Atlantic
Castle Rock Pictures
Grey Advertising
Hard Rock Café
Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Mandalay
Manex Entertainment
Microsoft
Nynex
Pacific Bell
Paramount Pictures
Planet Hollywood
TeleTV
Tony Robbins
20th Century Fox
UCLA
Virgin Records


Some Firsts for Como

First Online Show - Un-Cabaret - With Bobcat Goldthwait, Janeane Garofalo, Margaret Cho, Dana Gould & Julia Sweeney - Comedy Decentralized - Wired

First Website for a major Hollywood Entertainment Company - Capitol Records / Megadeth - Megadeth.com - Megadeth, Arizona

First Live Concert Broadcast over the Internet - Sky Cries Mary / Microsoft - Billboard

First Television Network Website - Fox World - Fox Television, Fox Kids, Fox Sports