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Here's Why More Initial Public Offerings Will Look Like Square's

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Fenwick & West tracks an increase in so-called down rounds, and with them, protections for private investors

Is Your Startup Ready For The Challenges Of An IPO?

Startup Professionals Musings

There are real ongoing costs of maintaining a public company. PwC estimates that public companies incur an average of $1.5 billion.

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Go Big or Go Home: It’s a binary outcome for marketplace start-ups

Version One Ventures

But, marketplaces can face a binary outcome at the other end too: either you scale your marketplace into a large, stand-alone company that can go public, or you find yourself with few other exit options. News Amazon.com eBay Etsy Exit Initial public offering Marketplace marketplaces StubHub

How we determine valuations for marketplaces

Version One Ventures

Bessemer offers a good overview of current valuations for different business models: SaaS, marketplaces, consumer, and ecommerce. for 2015 GMV.

Insuring Directors And Officers Through M&A And IPO Events

YoungUpstarts

The greatest liability for D&Os during an IPO comes from the prospectus document that discloses the company’s risks and financials to the public.

Limiting the Number of Shareholders in Private Companies

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The assumption has been that companies with 500 investors are quasi-public anyway, and for disclosure and other reasons should be forced to go public when the shareholder number approaches this limit. The U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, section 12(g), generally limits a privately held company to fewer than 500 shareholders.

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A long time ago in an economy far, far away.

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Their miniscule floats are tightly managed to artificially inflate the offering price and maintain it briefly; then, a slow (or sometimes fast) descent to earth begins. Industry Experts angel investment angel investors entrepreneurs entrepreneurship exit strategy fundraising initial public offering IPO market venture capital

How Snapchat Became a $20 Billion Business In 5 Years

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The image messaging app filed for an initial public offering that could value the company at $25 billion. Here's how it got ther

Comparing Two SaaS Models: Hubspot and Moz

Version One Ventures

Since investors (whether private or public) like to see growth, Hubspot’s story is more impressive from that standpoint. News Hubspot Initial public offering IPO Moz Software as a service Unbounce However, as Scott Krager points out in his post, the companies have vastly different approaches for generating revenue.

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IPOs Take a Breather in Q1, But the Year Is Young

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A report on initial public offerings shows a substantial decrease in the first quarter, although other indicators remain strong

"Even though the Initial Public Offering (IPO) alternative for a successful startup seems to be."

Mark Birch

“Even though the Initial Public Offering (IPO) alternative for a successful startup seems to be coming back, it is relatively rare. After a record low of 39 U.S. IPOs in 2008, the market was up to a still trivial 128 in 2012 (compared to 675 in 1996). IPO startups founders entrepreneurs markets management executives

GoDaddy Is Going Public

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The Web hosting company is planning its second attempt at an initial public offering

Why Hands-Off Leadership Can Be the Most Effective Management Style

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Tobias Ltke, founder of Shopify, explains how he let his chief financial officer take control of the company's initial public offering process

Shake Shack Celebrates IPO With Free Burgers

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In honor of its initial public offering, the fast-food chain handed out thousands of ''Shack'' burgers at the steps of the New York Stock Exchange

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

SiliconHills

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 At times, I think it’s been dormant or hidden,” he said. September has been a great month.” But overall the IPO market in the U.S. Austin

Bazaarvoice Stock Opens Trading Today

Austin Startup

It’s the first Austin tech company to go public this year, with the most recent Austin tech IPO being HomeAway. The company initially looked an a $8 – $10 price for the stock, but it priced last night at $12 with initial trading this morning at around $16. Enterprise austin Bazaarvoice Initial public offering

Etsy Expects IPO to Raise as Much as $267 Million

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The initial public offering could value the crafts marketplace at up to $1.78 billion

Wearables Maker Fitbit Files for IPO

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The initial public offering would be worth up to $100 million

Entrepreneurs: Due Diligence on Investors is Smart

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Invested Interests advisors angel investment angel investors board board of advisors due diligence entrepreneurs entrepreneurship equity exit strategy fundraising initial public offering shareholders startups terms venture capitalDue diligence should always be a two-way street. Talk to other investors.

6 Reasons Smart Entrepreneurs Think Twice Before IPO

Startup Professionals Musings

As a public company executive, your management style, and even your personal life, is subject to extensive scrutiny by stock analysts and stockholders.

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Ashton Kutcher Backs Box

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Although Levie remains mum about an initial public offering, he confidentially filed paperwork earlier this year.

Update on America’s Slipping Global Competitiveness– Implications for Intellectual Property Development of Senate Bill 515

Pascal's View

This morning I gave the keynote speech at the ICAP Ocean Tomo IP auction in San Francisco. legislation that will transform the U.S.

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VC Governance FAQ: (2) Especially now, when transparency is so important, why is limited financial information available from a private company?

Pascal's View

This is the second in our series of ten frequently asked questions from investors in venture capital partnerships.

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RetailMeNot Files its IPO Worth An Estimated $230 million

SiliconHills

RetailMeNot has filed a registration statement with federal regulators for an initial public offering worth an estimated $230 million. 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.” Austin

What You Need to Know About Going Public

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Barron’s Article on Tech IPO’s Misses the Importance of the Extinct Sub-$50 million IPO

Pascal's View

The collateral effect of this market reality is that the vast majority of emerging VC-backed companies are effectively barred from going public.

Austin-based Aeglea BioTherapeutics Goes Public and Raises $50 Million

SiliconHills

Aeglea BioTherapeutics went public on the NASDAQ Stock Market Thursday at $10 a share with an Initial Public Offering bringing in $50 million. a share. […] The post Austin-based Aeglea BioTherapeutics Goes Public and Raises $50 Million appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

10 Reasons For Joining The New Startup Wave Now

Startup Professionals Musings

Initial Public Offerings (IPO) are back as an exit strategy. Two of these, Uber and Xiaomi, are already above $40 billion.

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8 Secrets To Credible Startup Financial Projections

Startup Professionals Musings

You shouldn’t invest in an undefined business. I recently saw a startup projecting $50 million in revenue for the first year. Neither extreme is good.

How Long Should It Take For a Startup to Succeed?

Startup Professionals Musings

Even still, it was another five years before Microsoft went public in 1986, making him an overnight success worth $350 million. Yahoo! million.

Can You Beat Amazon In The Race To Overnight Success?

Startup Professionals Musings

Even still, it was another five years before Microsoft went public in 1986, making him an overnight success worth $350 million. Yahoo! million.

"Cheap Stock" And Section 409A Considerations For Pre-IPO Companies

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Private companies that consider going public may not be aware of the overlap between Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code and cheap stock accounting issues. But, perhaps more significantly, this could also highlight tax compliance issues under Section 409A

First Data Debut, Albertsons Delay Show Cooling IPO Market

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The largest initial public offering of the year fell short of expectations and the proposed second-largest was postponed in a sign that IPOs are struggling while investors worry about the health of the global markets

10 Keys To Giving The Right Entrepreneur Your Money

Startup Professionals Musings

It’s an opportunity for that “big bang” return of 10X to 100 times your initial investment, like early investors in Google, Microsoft, and Apple.

Austin-Based Upland Software Files to Go Public

SiliconHills

Upland Software filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission Friday for an Initial Public Offering. The Austin-based company plans to raise up to $50 million, but it has not yet determined the price range for its stock or the number of shares it plans to offer for sell.

How To Match Your Startup Stage To Investor Interest

Startup Professionals Musings

Time is too precious to waste trying to close a deal with the wrong investors at the wrong time. Congratulations! Marty Zwilling.

Lotte To Shelve $4.5B IPO

Chaganomics

billion initial public offering for its hotel unit, the world’s biggest so far this year, after widening investigations pushed the South Korean conglomerate deeper into crisis. Lotte Group indicated it will shelve what may have been a $4.5 BBERG

How To Get The Right Investor To Fund Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Time is too precious to waste trying to close a deal with the wrong investors at the wrong time. Congratulations!

Taking Your Startup Public Is Fraught With Negatives

Startup Professionals Musings

In the old days, every entrepreneur dreamed of easily taking their startup public, and making it big. Going public is an expensive process.

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Why an IPO Should Probably Not Be Your Exit Strategy

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

demystifies the initial public offering and why it may not be your best option Basil Peters, CEO of Exit Strategies Corp.,