Yeti Holdings, Inc. Consumer IPO

Chaganomics

If you are banking on college orders you need to have made a serious ding in the wholesale promo market Pre-IPO, and since that has not occurred yet, I bet it will never occur. equity going public Investment Banking IPO IPOs q3 2016 ipo q4 2016 ipo rants Yeti Holdings

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7 Reasons To Reconsider A Planned IPO Exit Strategy

Startup Professionals Musings

Despite the fact that the number of IPOs (Initial Public Offerings) for startups have continued to stay low, I still hear it touted often as the preferred exit strategy. million spent directly on their IPO, in addition to underwriter fees of 5 to 7 percent of proceeds.

Yeti Holdings, Inc. Consumer IPO

Chaganomics

If you are banking on college orders you need to have made a serious ding in the wholesale promo market Pre-IPO, and since that has not occurred yet, I bet it will never occur. equity going public Investment Banking IPO IPOs q3 2016 ipo q4 2016 ipo rants Yeti Holdings

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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. As an advisor and mentor to startups, I try to make sure entrepreneurs understand both the pros and cons of an IPO as an exit strategy.

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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. IPO market showed more activity than any other first quarter since 2000, with 64 companies raising $10.6 That is more than double the number of IPOs in the first quarter of 2013.

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

Gust

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. Larger VC rounds and the lack of early IPOs have also resulted in substantially longer pre-exit waiting periods for venture capitalists.

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Will Your Startup Get Venture Capital or IPO in 2013?

Startup Professionals Musings

Based on the final report for 2012 from Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), it may appear that IPOs are back as a viable startup exit strategy. billion from 49 listings, and represented the strongest annual period for IPOs since 2000.

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

Gust

Dual-class voting structures are receiving a lot of attention these days along with intense publicity related to the Facebook IPO , following in the wake of other recent tech IPOs with a similar structure such as Zynga and LinkedIn.

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Book: The Entrepreneur’s Roadmap – From Concept to IPO

Feld Thoughts

The NYSE recently published a book – The Entrepreneur’s Roadmap – From Concept to IPO that I’ve been involved in. The post Book: The Entrepreneur’s Roadmap – From Concept to IPO appeared first on Feld Thoughts. I wrote a chapter and made a number of introductions to the team working on the book that resulted in a number of other chapters. The book covers a variety of stages of company development, including: The Seed Stage: Starting a Company.

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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. IPOs in 2008, the market was up to a still trivial 159 in 2011. entrepreneur startup liability risk IPO business

Xeris Pharmaceuticals Files to Raise $75 Million in an IPO

SiliconHills

The post Xeris Pharmaceuticals Files to Raise $75 Million in an IPO appeared first on SiliconHills.

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There Aren't Many Venture Backed IPOs

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

As a follow up to yesterday's pos t on this topic, here's another chart from Mark Suster :   So using the math I laid out yesterday (roughly 1,000 startups funded each year by VCs), this means that on average between 1% and 3% of venture funded startups get to an IPO.

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IPO or M&A? Here’s exactly how large companies exit

VC Adventure

The graph below shows the trend of exits – IPO vs. M&A over the past handful of years (side note here that Foundry, like many firms, considers an IPO a financing event, not an exit in and of itself; although obviously it can be a path to an exit shortly thereafter).

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The Snap IPO Happened. What Next LA?

Both Sides of the Table

It is fitting that 2012 is the year that Snapchat really took off in Los Angeles and raised its first venture capital and began a five year ascent to becoming LA’s most recognizable startup company and largest IPO alongside LAs other great startup brands such as Riot Games and Tinder.

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10 Reasons Why IPO Is No Longer A Good Startup Exit

Startup Professionals Musings

Today the rate of startups going public (IPO – Initial Public Offering) is at an all-time low, and most entrepreneurs avoid this option like the plague, knowing the process is painful, and public company executives are seen as greedy sharks.

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Thoughts from Mulesoft and AppDynamics IPO Filings

BeyondVC

The post Thoughts from Mulesoft and AppDynamics IPO Filings appeared first on BeyondVC. Enterprise Software enterprise software ipoI finally had a chance to take a quick read of the respective S1 filings for AppDynamics and Mulesoft.

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Some IPO speculation

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Thursday, July 15, 2010 Some IPO speculation Inspired by Steve Blank’s post today about the “lost decade&# of IPO’s , I’d like to make some predictions. The fact that IPO’s are disappearing makes intuitive sense to me.

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3 Presentation Tips I Learned From Preparing CEOs for IPOs

Inc Startups

The IPO road show is a performance. Here's how entrepreneursprepare for their big payday. Public Speaking

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Insuring Directors And Officers Through M&A And IPO Events

YoungUpstarts

Corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and initial public offerings (IPO) bring necessary capital and resources to a growing company. Do IPOs also necessitate an additional policy?

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DocuSign Files for IPO

Inc Startups

It is planning to list its stock on Nasdaq. Going Public

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Startup IPO Market: A Fickle Mistress ? AGILEVC

Agile VC

Startup IPO Market: A Fickle Mistress. The IPO market, she is a fickle mistress. In the first half of 2011, the IPO markets were looking strong for VC-backed companies. What will happen for the startup IPO market? How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC.

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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. This undoes some of the bad stuff done to smaller public companies in Sarbox. It should become law. I hope it will. Here are some blog posts on this topic.

MindBody Software IPO reaches $500mm

Ask the Angels

MindBody, Inc, launched an IPO today, the first Pasadena Angels company to achieve that milestone. Blog General News Product/Technology Alumni Angel Angel Capital Angel Groups Angel Investing Angels Exit Strategies Exit Strategy Fundraising Intellectual Property IPO MindBody Mindbody Software Pasadena Angels Public Rick Stollmeyer Startup Companies

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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.    Perhaps the poor performance of the Facebook IPO soured Wall Street on the consumer sector and advertising-based business models? 

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Putting Twitter’s IPO in Perspective

Agile VC

Twitter’s IPO has garnered a ton of attention in the tech and popular press. So their revenue figures, pre IPO financing and ownership, and other info is all widely available. Growth IPOs Are Back.

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5 Presentation Tips From Snap's IPO Roadshow

Inc Startups

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

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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. These are two great charts! It has taken us a long time to get over the 1999/2000 bubble and build a sustainable ecosystem.

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Where Are My ipos?

Ask The VC

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After Ringing the IPO Bell

Seeing Both Sides

Last week''s successful IPO of e-commerce giant Wayfair (market cap $3B) and this week''s impending IPO of Hubspot (if it prices in the range, market cap $600m) has many in the Boston tech community celebrating. Executive teams need to focus their staff post-IPO on a new mission.

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Startup To IPO: Is Your Company Ready To Go Public?

YFS Magazine

Finance Grow fast business growth hostile takeover investors ipo money raising capital selling stockGoing public is much more involved than the prestige of seeing your company name in lights on the NASDAQ or NYSE ticker. Such a momentous decisions has to come with a huge amount of forethought.

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

abovethecrowd.com

Every successful technology company raises money throughout its lifecycle, perhaps starting with a seed investment and progressing through Series A, B, C, late-stage investments, and, for the most successful companies, an IPO. This was the recent case with the Box.com IPO.

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Bashing The Collective Wisdom On IPOs

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Bill Gurley penned a fantastic post about IPOs yesterday. Bill presents a very compelling case that IPOs still have a role to play in the startup ecosystem and he also puts forth some strong data suggesting that the IPO market is coming back and good companies are taking advantage of it. Bill writes: One recent argument knocking the IPO is as follows: Wall Street is too short-term focused, and that if you want to run your company for the long-term you should remain private.

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Where Have All the IPOs Gone?

Ben's Blog

Where has the initial public offering (IPO) gone? But this question matters beyond those interested … policy IPOsThat’s a question the capital markets have been asking for some time, and is a leading concern of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), too.

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Facebook IPO repurcussions

Start Up Blog

The upcoming Facebook IPO is a very interesting scenario. There are a lot of facts and figures being thrown around, but from my point of view I’m interested in just a few of them and what they mean for tech entreprepreneurs: 100 Billion Valuation: If the IPO is successful the expected valuation is 33 times their current revenue. Which means there will be more startups being funded by the FB IPO gold rush.

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Groupon IPO

Force of Good: a blog by Lance Weatherby

What do you think of the Groupon IPO? That sandwiches it right between Google and Webvan as the largest IPOs in term of valuation. I considered the Groupon IPO pricing to be a little expensive. The Groupon IPO also demonstrated that investors see value in the deal space.

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Stitch Fix Files for IPO

Inc Startups

According to the filing, the company expects revenue of nearly $1 billion for 2017, and has been profitable since 2015. Going Public

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Snapchat Quietly Files for IPO Before Elections

Inc Startups

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

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Facebook IPO Lessons

Venture Chronicles

Like most people, I had the opportunity to review Facebook’s IPO filing yesterday and admit that, like Apple’s recent earnings announcement, this is pretty damn impressive. Entrepreneurship Facebook IPO Silicon Valley VCHere are a couple of lessons worth reinforcing: 1) People’s view of what is normal and acceptable in emergent online activities is constantly evolving.

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IPO or M&A? Here’s exactly how large companies exit

VC Adventure

The graph below shows the trend of exits – IPO vs. M&A over the past handful of years (side note here that Foundry, like many firms, considers an IPO a financing event, not an exit in and of itself; although obviously it can be a path to an exit shortly thereafter).

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Square IPO: Is Square A Good Payments Business?

Agile VC

Square filed its S-1 several weeks ago and is now in the middle of its IPO road show process. Anyone who’s familiar with the IPO process knows that companies state an “initial” range as they begin their road show.

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Tech IPOs Are Bouncing Back, and Enterprise Startups Are the Reason

Inc Startups

Enterprise tech is driving an IPO renaissance, and a whole bunch ofmarket debuts are still to come. Going Public

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Lotte To Shelve $4.5B IPO

Chaganomics

Lotte Group indicated it will shelve what may have been a $4.5 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. BBERG

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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 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. September has been a great month.” is on track to have the […] The post The U.S.