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

abovethecrowd.com

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

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

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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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Shooting for an IPO? Take These Steps Now Before It's Too Late

Redeye VC

The media went wild, and the company’s subsequent public market success helped pave the way for the Facebook and Twitter IPOs. billion IPO, and he’s helped steer others like SuccessFactors and Nimble Storage to successful offerings too. It was a plan well executed.

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Snapchat Quietly Files for IPO Before Elections

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The social media platform's parent company Snap confidentially filed for an IPO that could fetch a valuation of up to $40 billion

2011 May be the Year of the IPO for Social Media

Startup Professionals Musings

It has been at least a decade since going public via an Initial Public Offering (IPO) has been considered a credible exit strategy for startups.

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Why Hasn’t NYC Produced More IPOs (While Boston Has)?

Seeing Both Sides

Meanwhile, not a single New York technology IPO has taken place. 9-0 in IPOs and 3-1 in big M&A in favor of Boston?

A New Era For Entrepreneurs And Startups Has Begun

Startup Professionals Musings

Initial Public Offerings (IPO) are back as an exit strategy. Social media is a boon for entrepreneurs and startups. percent to 23.4

8 Simple Ways to Get Great Media Exposure

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It''s time to sit back and watch it go CRAZY on social media. If you''ve already delved into content marketing, you''re part of the way there.

After Facebook's IPO flub, value of tech startups falls back to earth

www.theverge.com

After Facebooks IPO flub, value of tech startups falls back to earth. Is not the purpose of an IPO to raise capital? Login. Report.

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RetailMeNot Files its IPO Worth An Estimated $230 million

SiliconHills

The Austin-based online coupon site, formerly Whale Shark Media, has applied to have its stock listed on the Nasdaq market under the ticket symbol “SALE.” The post RetailMeNot Files its IPO Worth An Estimated $230 million appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Forget IPO. The New Goal? Get Acquired

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Economists might explain the decline in IPOs through market conditions. Since then, the average has been 102 initial IPOs per year.

The End of ?Internet? Companies ? AGILEVC

Agile VC

The internet has already had meaningful impact on industries ranging from commerce to media to software. How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC.

Facebook S-1: The Most Anticipated IPO in a Decade ? AGILEVC

Agile VC

Facebook S-1: The Most Anticipated IPO in a Decade. How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC. How To Think About The Future. About Me. Facebook, Inc.

Why Twitter’s Confidential S-1 Filing Is A Good Thing

Feld Thoughts

Of course you did – it’s all the mainstream media could seem to write about last week after the now infamous twitter tweet about it. We’ve confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO. Or worse – for some reason the IPO window closes and you don’t go public. It’s largely irrelevant.”

Why You Shouldn't Care About Facebook's IPO

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Look at some recent industry IPOs. Demand Media? Negative before the IPO, though it's moved into profit since. Groupon? Pandora?

3 Ways Facebook Changed the IPO Roadshow

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Facebook's tour to meet with investors before its initial public offering was like no other IPO roadshow. Here's what you can learn from it.

Facebook IPO repurcussions

Start Up Blog

The upcoming Facebook IPO is a very interesting scenario. Not just from a startup / social media or tech point of view but from an economic one. Which means there will be more startups being funded by the FB IPO gold rush. entrepreneurship capital raising entrepreneurs Facebook IPO funding startups VC

Facebook IPO repurcussions

Start Up Blog

The upcoming Facebook IPO is a very interesting scenario. Not just from a startup / social media or tech point of view but from an economic one. Which means there will be more startups being funded by the FB IPO gold rush. entrepreneurship capital raising entrepreneurs Facebook IPO funding startups VC

How Yahoo May Spend Its $8 Billion Alibaba IPO Windfall

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Yahoo''s $8 billion windfall from Alibaba''s IPO is likely to be a boon for startups as the Internet media company acquires talent and new audiences.

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B is for BUBBLE: Venture Capital in 2013

VC Cafe

last year, more than any other major index), and the IPO market is booming. Last year, the VC industry partied like its 1999.  million.

How Shutterstock Went From Zero to IPO

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

After a summer of lackluster tech IPOs, the stock-image company Shutterstock's initial public offering in October stunned the market.

Twitter Link Roundup #132 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more!

Second Time's a Charm? GoDaddy Strikes While the IPO Iron Is Hot

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Many technology companies, such as social media star Twitter, have experienced extraordinary success going public. That''s a far cry from now.

Twitter Link Roundup #131 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more!

A Rake Too Far: Optimal Platform Pricing Strategy

abovethecrowd.com

However, Amazon owns a digital media business built around Kindle. Many Internet marketplaces also have a rake or vig. The rest is history.

Twitter's $1 Billion IPO Comes With Risks

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Who Stands to Win Some of the big winners from the planned IPO exit will be board director Evan Williams, who owns 12 percent of the company.

Israeli Tech Funding & Exits in 2012: Lots of Chutzpah but Show Me Your Instagram?

VC Cafe

Groucho Marx could have been talking about the Israeli hi-tech sector when he said “I made a killing on Wall Street a few years ago…I shot my broker”. In 2012, as Israeli exits topped $5.5 billion, [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Why the Once-Hot IPO Market Suddenly Went Cold

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Twitter , the erstwhile social media star, has seen its share price fall to near an all-time low. billion, Smith says, they''ve produced a -16.5

Are Facebook Investors Playing Russian Roulette?

crowdSPRING Blog

Alarmingly, even the lead underwriter in the IPO, Morgan Stanley, recognized these trends and  cut Facebook estimates just before the IPO.

A Pinterest Investor Just Gave Us This Perspective on the Site's Pre-IPO Revenue

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A look behind the scenes of the social media platform as it prepares to go public. Naturally I asked him about Pinterest, which everyone expects will file for a huge IPO in the coming months. Pinterest likely offers a stronger ad environment than social media does, but not as strong as search advertising does, he says. billion.

Twitter's IPO Sparks Protest in San Francisco

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

At the same time, 3,000 miles away in San Francisco, a group of 20 protesters rallied outside of the social media giant ’s headquarters.

How Reed Hastings’ Facebook Status Update Landed Netflix in SEC’s Crosshairs

Gust

Before the commercial Internet, the primary tools of disclosure included: Prospectus and related registration statement (“S-1″) for an IPO.

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Twitter Link Roundup #172 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

crowdSPRING Blog

These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more!

Twitter Soars on IPO--But Now Real Work Begins

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The social media company debuted on the New York Stock Exchange this morning in one of the most hotly anticipated initial public offerings of the year.

[Review] Likeable Social Media

YoungUpstarts

With close to 900 million users and an upcoming IPO , Facebook is ruling the web as the social network of choice. Be Authentic. 9.

#PeakVC

K9 Ventures

This includes, but is not limited to money from China, India, Middle-East and also from “retail” investors (or otherwise unsophisticated investors who are attracted to a market simply because of the amount of press/media attention it gets). Opinion VC Venture Capital #PeakVC fund IPOs LPs Peak Oil Unicorns venture capital

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How 'Confidential' IPOs Are Changing the Market

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In April, the JOBS Act ushered in a new way to IPO. Investors have taken to calling these "confidential IPOs," or sometimes, "secret IPOs."

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