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6 Reasons Smart Entrepreneurs Think Twice Before IPO

Startup Professionals Musings

For financial reasons alone, an IPO is a statistically rare phenomenon, happening just 275 times in 2014 , out of almost 500,000 startups.

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Is Your Startup Ready For The Challenges Of An IPO?

Startup Professionals Musings

" Current IPO activity feedback seems to support their excitement. business entrepreneur initial public offering IPO startup

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4 Strategy Rules for Interpreting Snap's IPO

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Understanding the fundamentals of digital strategy can help interpret big events like Snap's IPO and their proposed strategy.

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Yeti Holdings, Inc. Consumer IPO


equity going public Investment Banking IPO IPOs q3 2016 ipo q4 2016 ipo rants Yeti HoldingsThey call this a premium.

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Investors Beware: Today’s $100M+ Late-stage Private Rounds Are Very Different from an IPO

Lost in this conversation are the dramatic differences between a high priced private round and an IPO. Consider the case of

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The U.S. IPO Market is Seeing a Slowdown in 2016


The good news is there is an Initial Public Offering or IPO market, said Daniel Klausner, managing director of PricewaterhouseCoopers based in New York. “At But overall the IPO market in the U.S. IPO Market is Seeing a Slowdown in 2016 appeared first on SiliconHills. At times, I think it’s been dormant or hidden,” he said.

5 Presentation Tips From Snap's IPO Roadshow

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

So does its 35-minute IPO presentation Snapchat represents the intersection of communication, creativity and storytelling.

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There Aren't Many Venture Backed IPOs

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

To recap, 1-3% get to an IPO and 5-10% get to an M&A exit over $100mm. Venture Capital and Technology

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European venture backed IPOs triple

The Equity Kicker

With IPOs like this European venture funds must be performing better, and that will bring more money into the market. Exits

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After Ringing the IPO Bell

Seeing Both Sides

2013 was the best year for IPOs since the tech bubble of the 90s and 2014 looks to wrap up even stronger this quarter. They are not alone.

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16 of the Top IPO Prospects in 2017

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Sure, Shapchat and Uber are on this list, but there's a lot more on the horizon

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Zero to IPO: Lessons From The Unlikely Story of HubSpot


Went from zero to IPO. Zero to IPO: Lessons From Unlikely Story of HubSpot from. HubSpot has had a pretty good run. HubSpot.

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Cloudera Has Filed for an IPO

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The big data company is reportedly planning to go public later this year, seeking a valuation in excess of $4 billion

Okta IPO Is the Latest Sign Unicorns Are Finally Going Public

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Okta, a identity management company that serves enterprise businesses, just filed its S-1

The Secret to Atlassian's Successful $460 Million IPO

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Collaborative software maker Atlassian had one of the strongest IPOs of 2015. Here's why the company outperforms in spite of its competitors

These 9 IPOs Changed America

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Wall Street marks historic IPOs by whose was biggest, but there's another yardstick for success

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Why Hasn't NYC Produced Many Tech IPOs?

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

He suggests that the lack of NYC tech IPOs compared to Boston is a result of: The IPO culture hasn’t fully permeated NYC?   Perhaps Boston CEOs, CFOs and boards feel more pressure to go public sooner and/or are comfortable with the IPO process because they community has done it so many times.  NYC is a trader town.

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Some Thoughts On The IPO Market For Web Companies

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

We have an IPO market for web companies again. I don't have all the names in front of me, but this year has brought IPOs for Pandora, LinkedIn, Groupon, Zynga, and TripAdvisor. The IPO market for web companies we have right now is rationale. Tech IPOs Just Ain't What They Used To Be ( revenues.

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Some IPO speculation

Startup Lessons Learned

The fact that IPO’s are disappearing makes intuitive sense to me. Will that cohort of companies need an IPO? Expo SF (May. for H.

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Will Your Startup Get Venture Capital or IPO in 2013?

Startup Professionals Musings

billion from 49 listings, and represented the strongest annual period for IPOs since 2000. funding startups IPO exit NVCA venture capital

The TripAdvisor IPO

Chris Dixon

It’s weird how little coverage this IPO got and how the financial press missed the interesting stories. - Great startup story. Raised a total of $4.2m in venture capital, sold to IAC/Expedia for $210M, and had some interesting adventures and pivots along the way. Great for Boston. Moreover, Google is creating their own content (e.g.

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Second-Class Investor Citizens: Facebook’s IPO and Dual-Class Equity Structures


Industry Experts deal terms dual class equity dual class stock Facebook Facebook IPO IPO structure terms

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The Sub $1bn Revenues IPO Act

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

  The name is too long so I call it the "sub $1bn IPO bill." Will Sarbanes-Oxley Changes Help The IPO Market? There's a bill in Congress to reduce the regulatory burdens for public companies that have less than $1bn in revenues and/or have been public for less than five years.  " This is a good bill.

10 Reasons Why IPO Is No Longer A Good Startup Exit

Startup Professionals Musings

In addition, most ordinary investors are convinced that all the IPO rewards today somehow only go to insiders. Marty Zwilling.

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Groupon's IPO Missteps

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Here's a quick timeline of Groupon's IPO history that shows just why investors and analysts are giving Groupon's IPO such a tepid reception.

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Snap Just Filed for a $3 Billion IPO

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The company has $400 million in annual sales and 158 million people using its app on a daily basis

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An IPO Exit Strategy Puts the Entrepreneur at Risk

Startup Professionals Musings

Even though the Initial Public Offering (IPO) alternative for a successful startup seems to be coming back into vogue, it is relatively rare.

From idea to IPO in 12 months

The Next Web

Earlier this year, I released the book Progressive Partnerships – The Future of Business. Entrepreneur How-To's

When A Startup Chooses IPO Most Founders Are Out

Startup Professionals Musings

Even though the Initial Public Offering (IPO) alternative for a successful startup seems to be coming back, it is relatively rare.

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IPOs, M&As, Liquidity, & You. (the entrepreneur)


If the company was successful, this quickly led to an IPO – a very happy ending for the entrepreneur, the angels, and the venture capitalists. The two major differences in the exit environment in the past decade are (1) the disappearance of the IPO market and (2) the rapidly increasing size of the average VC fund.

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Looking for Lessons in Snapchat's Rocky IPO

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Startups need internal stability to withstand snap judgments from outside

Insuring Directors And Officers Through M&A And IPO Events


Do IPOs also necessitate an additional policy? by Jeff Van Gulick , Senior Vice President, Commercial Lines Practice Leader, HUB International.

Putting Twitter’s IPO in Perspective

Agile VC

Twitter’s IPO has garnered a ton of attention in the tech and popular press. Growth IPOs Are Back. Twitter Is A Media Business.

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Twitter Files for Secret IPO

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Naturally, the news came by tweet: We’ve confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO. To date, Twitter has taken $1.16

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The Day I Had To Wear Pants To Ring The IPO Bell


Earlier this year, HubSpot decided to publicly file our S1 document as part of the IPO process. It''s #TBT. Note: I''m the guy in the middle.

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LearnVest Proves Why IPOs Aren't Your Only Exit Strategy

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Online financial planning service company LearnVest sells itself to Northwestern Mutual, confirming that IPOs are not the only successful exits

Andreessen Horowitz: No bubble but rebalancing from IPO to late stage venture

The Equity Kicker

But second there has been a big shift from IPOs to late stage private rounds. So definite signs of a bubble in late stage private rounds.

On IPOs: If You Are Going To File, Make Sure You Price

As you likely know, I am a big believer that the IPO can play a key role in the development of a company’s life. Lastly, I have argued that the IPO window is wide [.]. Internet IPO UncategorizedMoreover, I have argued that many in our ecosystem have an unhealthy anxiety regarding the dangers and consequences of being public.

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The 10 Biggest IPOs of 2014

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

5000 companies, as well as Alibaba, the biggest IPO in history This year''s biggest public offerings include a number of Inc.

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Snapchat Enables Ad Targeting In Pursuit of Its IPO

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Advertisers can now use third party data to target user profiles on Snapchat, which will boost Snap's revenue in the buildup to going public