Case | HBS Case Collection | November 1999 (Revised October 2009)

Virtualis Systems (A)

by Jay O. Light and Michael J. Roberts


Describes a second-year MBA's attempts to make money for a fledgling Web-hosting business. As the case ends, he must both sort out the company's business model and financing needs, as well as select from an array of financing and acquisition alternatives.

Keywords: Mergers and Acquisitions; Business Model; Business Startups; Financial Strategy; Financing and Loans; Web Services Industry;


Light, Jay O., and Michael J. Roberts. "Virtualis Systems (A)." Harvard Business School Case 800-003, November 1999. (Revised October 2009.)