Aerohive Networks, a company that sells Wi-Fi access points and other network gear for businesses, saw its stock drop this morning after its debut on the New York Stock Exchange.
The Sunnyvale, Calif., company offered shares at $10 under the symbol HIVE, and by 11 a.m. Pacific, the price had bounced back after a fall earlier in the day. As of this writing, shares are trading at $9.90.
Aerohive started in 2006. It sells switches, routers, hardware to distribute Internet signals to laptops and mobile devices, and cloud-based networking management software. And it competes with network giants like Cisco. Customers include 7-Eleven, Burgerville, and Dari Mart.
Lots of other technology companies are in a position to go public this year, including file-sharing player Box and big data company Cloudera.
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Aerohive last raised funding in 2013 with a $10 million round. And a 2013 IPO was on the radar when VentureBeat spoke with Aerohive chief executive David Flynn for a 2012 funding round. Investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and New Enterprise Associates.
The company reported a $33.2 million loss with $107 million in revenue last year, according to its prospectus.
Aerohive Networks, Inc. provides networks with cloud-enabled, distributed Wi-Fi, and routing solutions for enterprises and medium sized companies, including branch offices and teleworkers. It offers 802.11n enterprise wireless LAN acce... read more »
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