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

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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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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.    This theory suggests that the sectors that NY is particularly strong in – consumer, advertising technology, media – are out of favor for some reason. 

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

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

OnStartups

Earlier this year, HubSpot decided to publicly file our S1 document as part of the IPO process. On October 9th 2014, after our IPO roadshow, I had the thrill of joining a few HubSpotters and ringing the bell on the NYSE. It''s #TBT. It''s been a busy and exciting several months.

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Groupon's IPO Missteps

Inc Startups

It's been a rocky road to going public for Groupon, which has faced scrutiny from investors, analysts, and the SEC leading up to its October 24 IPO road show. September 6: Amid a volatile stock market and growing scrutiny from the SEC, Groupon pulled its IPO off the shelf.

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A New Era For Entrepreneurs And Startups Has Begun

Startup Professionals Musings

Initial Public Offerings (IPO) are back as an exit strategy. That is a 65% increase in the number of IPOs over 2012, and the highest proceeds raised since the year 2000. Social media is a boon for entrepreneurs and startups.

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. Usually a small company can sell about 20 percent of its stock in an IPO. Do you need the IPO for your acquisitions strategy?

Twitter Files for Secret IPO

Inc Startups

Naturally, the news came by tweet: We’ve confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO. Additionally, Twitter bought Trendrr, a company that tracks social media engagement around televised content, for an undisclosed sum back in August.

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

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After Facebooks IPO flub, value of tech startups falls back to earth. Over three nights and two days of drinking, schmoozing, and panel discussion, many of the industries insiders spoke their minds plainly, and the bumbled Facebook IPO was a frequent topic of conversation."Excuse Login.

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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. 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.

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. 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.

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

8 Simple Ways to Get Great Media Exposure

Inc Startups

It''s time to sit back and watch it go CRAZY on social media. Content generally doesn''t get picked up by media or have the slightest chance of going viral on its own (well, not unless or you''re a dancing goalie--then you can sit back and watch the hits roll in).

B is for BUBBLE: Venture Capital in 2013

VC Cafe

last year, more than any other major index), and the IPO market is booming. The fastest growing exit category in Israel last year was digital media, so the performance of the sector will help determine whether or not the party continues. Last year, the VC industry partied like its 1999.

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. After four days of chatter about this, Dan Primack wrote the first definitive article I saw that made sense of all of this titled Twitter’s IPO will not be done in secret. Or worse – for some reason the IPO window closes and you don’t go public.

The End of ?Internet? Companies ? AGILEVC

Agile VC

In the wake of the undue frenzy leading up to and now ex post recriminations about Facebook’s IPO, the mainstream media and normal folks keep wondering if the non-existent “bubble” for internet companies has now popped. 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. Here’s my first look at Facebook viewed through the lens of their IPO filing. Plus Facebook has ample cash on hand today and will get a huge slug more from the IPO. How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC.

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! The Inside Story Of What Happened On The Facebook IPO – [link].

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

Forget IPO. The New Goal? Get Acquired

Inc Startups

Economists might explain the decline in IPOs through market conditions. Since then, the average has been 102 initial IPOs per year. Their conclusion: Entrepreneurs and VCs are seeking out acquisitions--not IPOs--for venture-backed start-ups. "We

A Rake Too Far: Optimal Platform Pricing Strategy

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One company with an astonishingly high rake is recently IPOed Shutterstock, a photo-purchasing marketplace where the content owner receives only 30% of gross receipts. However, Amazon owns a digital media business built around Kindle.

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! What Does Facebook’s $100 Billion IPO Mean for You? Good interview with David Armanoabout the future of digital media – [link].

Why You Shouldn't Care About Facebook's IPO

Inc Startups

In case you hadn't heard the latest rumors—that is, in case you've been off-planet for the last day or two— Facebook plans a $100 billion valuation IPO , probably in the April to June 2012 range. Look at some recent industry IPOs. Demand Media?

Are Facebook Investors Playing Russian Roulette?

crowdSPRING Blog

Although Facebook’s stock price has fallen well below its IPO price of $38 per share, many people agree that the stock is still significantly overpriced. Twitter Link Roundup #104 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More.

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! ]].

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! Lessons Learned from Bill Gross’ 35 IPOs/Exits and 40 Failures – [link].

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

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The move came as a shock to many in the tech business community, in which we’ve become accustomed to real-time disclosure by company executives through social media. Industry Experts Facebook IPO Netflix public company SEC

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3 Ways Facebook Changed the IPO Roadshow

Inc Startups

Facebook's tour to meet with investors before its initial public offering was like no other IPO roadshow. This wasn't your run-of-the-mill IPO roadshow, all power-suits and PowerPoint. Aside from the media hype, once inside Facebook's presentation, what truly stood out was the video.

How Shutterstock Went From Zero to IPO

Inc Startups

After a summer of lackluster tech IPOs, the stock-image company Shutterstock's initial public offering in October stunned the market. Jon Oringer had created a dozen tech start-ups before buying one $800 camera to seed his own stock-photo business. Now that company is worth $760 million.

[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. Integrate Social Media into the Entire Customer Experience.

Twitter Link Roundup #221 – 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! Hottest Pre-IPO Adtech Startups | Business Insider – crowdspring.co/1k6cUmV. The Evolution of Digital Media – crowdspring.co/1ixsITp.

Twitter Link Roundup #222 – 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! With IPO Hopes Fading, Square And Box Face Reality Of Commodity Products | TechCrunch – crowdspring.co/1rWbako.

How Yahoo May Spend Its $8 Billion Alibaba IPO Windfall

Inc Startups

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. Yang worked at Yahoo as vice president and general manager of media properties.

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Twitter Link Roundup #218 – 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! Google, Apple or IPO: What’s Next for Square? |

#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 capitalEarlier today I tweeted: Calling #PeakVC. Right here, right now. Manu Kumar (@ManuKumar) October 13, 2015.

From Agency to Enterprise Software: The Evolution of Buddy Media

This is going to be BIG.

The other day I wrote a post about the lack of Enterprise Software disruption coming out of NYC —and a lot of people responded that I wasn’t citing Buddy Media. Buddy Media can build an application and drive 1 million users in just a few months. Social Media Software.

Twitter Link Roundup #110 – 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! PR is mostly ineffective when companies step on social media landmines – [link]. 26 Promising Social Media Stats for Small Businesses – [link]. Zynga Leans On Some Workers to Surrender Pre-IPO Shares – [link]. PR is mostly ineffective when companies step on social media landmines – [link].

On the Facebook IPO

The Common Sense Web... An Entrepreneurs' Blog

The Facebook IPO is the apex of this cycle. All of that said, it's still the gold standard of social media -- and is not likely to be supplanted by any of its rivals anytime soon. Lots of thoughts on this. let me try to be brief. And my opinions on this should not be considered as investment advice, but rather my observations following up on my interview with WebProNews earlier this year. I am a marketer and practitioner, not an investment professional. .

Twitter Link Roundup #115 – 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! My advice to startups pitching the media – [link]. Some Thoughts On The IPO Market For Web Companies (by @fredwilson) – [link]. The media’s fixation on size (Google+ vs. Facebook) is misguided. 25 Must Have Social Media Icon Packs For Web Designers – [link].