I started the company Digitial Wire Consulting GmbH in 1995 as Web design and Web hosting company. I had two SGI's and some NeXT cubes as servers. Most backend implementations were done in Perl and shell scripts.
I left for New York in 1998 and sold most of my equity.
Here's a clip from those early days when I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Swiss Television. It's all in Swiss-German.
In addition to providing web design, applications and web hosting, we also created and hosted the subculture.ch site which was a free email service and where early artists and early Internet offerings found a home.