BIll Gross raised plenty of money during the boom, but no one who gave him any seems to have gotten anything real in return. He has a long list of failures including eToys and eve.com while only Overture really made it.
There was a fantastic infographic which I can’t find that showed the complete Idealab universe. The amazing thing was just the number of failures. Had to be pushing well over 90% and yet in the last round of financing, Bill Gross was able to pull in $9 Billion in a series D round in early 2000.