Smart grid business Silver Spring Networks took a huge step today with its debut on the New York Stock Exchange -- and its stock jumped 29 percent over its IPO price.
The new Nasdaq-SharesPost private market will make it far easier for pre-IPO companies and their investors to turn shares into cash. But at what price?
Application monitoring business New Relic has scored $80 million in new funds, which will help it secure a place alongside other sexy enterprise startups like Box and Palantir.
Public companies are safer, more boring, less innovative, and take fewer risks than startups, right? Stanford professor Shai Bernstein tracked almost 2000 technology companies to find out.
The Internet is abuzz with rumors, stemming from Brazilian-based blogger Thomas Baldwin, that startup accelerator Rocket Internet is preparing for an IPO.
Facebook may have been the IPO that people everywhere anticipated and then lamented, but 2012 was largely defined by a series of stellar public debuts by enterprise software markers.
Guest Post High-profile IPOs continue to lose money, month after month -- but they still seem somehow "sexier" than cloud companies that actually make a profit. What's up with that?
On the heels of its $126 million IPO, Wi-Fi technology and solutions maker Ruckus Wireless' stock price dropped about 18 percent in its first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
Ruckus Wireless, maker of complex Wi-Fi technology for enterprises and service providers, has priced its IPO for the NYSE at $15 a share — the top of its previously estimated price range of $13 to $15.
In a commanding and impressive IPO performance, cloud software company Workday's stock soared 72 percent in early trading today.
Workday, maker of human resources software, is proof that enterprise companies are immune to the recent strain of disappointing IPO's.
Guest Post Faced with a 7- to 10-year IPO on-ramp, private companies are seeking alternate ways to unlock liquidity for early-stage investors and incentivize valued employees.
This was a good morning for Palo Alto Networks. The security company went public today, with shares jumping 31 percent from its Thursday-priced $42 a share.
The company debuted at $52.20 a share on the New York Stock Exchange under …
Guest Post When it comes to the IPO, both the Valley’s entrepreneurs and our government leaders are misguided. The IPO isn’t a profit superhighway, with on-ramps and exits for entrepreneurs thirsty for a quick profit. Rather, an IPO is like a marriage.
Facebook’s post-IPO performance has been poor. But is it so poor that it will hurt the prospects for other startups?
The short answer: Almost certainly.
This is the subtext of the wave of anger and disappointment over Facebook’s stock slide …
Groupon shares dropped to a new all-time low today as its lockup ended, releasing a torrent of new shares onto the market. Thirty minutes into the trading session, Groupon had already traded 75% of its average daily trading volume. This …
If there was any doubt that Wall Street is a sucker’s game designed to take money from stupid people and put it into the hands of bankers and powerful corporations, Facebook’s initial public offering should clear that up.
Let me …
Update 5/28: See below for another recent IPO that did even worse, although at a much smaller market cap.
Facebook’s first five days as a public company saw its value drop 13.1 percent, the worst first-week performance of any initial …
Status update: Facebook has priced its shares at $38 apiece and will raise $16 billion (up to $18.4 billion with its over-allotment option) tomorrow in its long-awaited initial public offering on the NASDAQ, the company has confirmed.
At $38 per …
With Facebook’s IPO less than 24 hours away, I remain very bullish about the company. (Disclosure: I have entered my indication of interest with my broker for an IPO allocation. I expect that, like most people who ask for shares, …