I recall sitting in the audience at a money manager conference, circa 1999, in, if I recall correctly, Chicago. The place was abuzz with conversations about the tech sector. One of the featured speakers was the lead manager of a fund with "net" in its name (the name's been changed at least three times since). Its inception was August 1996 -- at the market peak in March 2000, the fund was up nearly 1,000%.
Here's that chart: