DealBench is based in Houston, Texas and Montecito, California. It was a wholly owned entity of Enron Corp. Enron Corp was a Fortune 100 company with global presence and had been named by Fortune magazine as the most innovative company in America for six years, from 1995 through 2000. You know how that ended.
If you think about it, DealBench was way ahead of its time. Excerpt from a circa 1999ish pitch book: