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These are the next 5 digital health IPOs (plus one)

The healthcare system in the U.S. is a slow-moving, slow-changing beast, but it’s also riddled with inefficient parts that beg for data-driven reinvention. That’s created huge opportunities for startups — and some of them are already seeing the payoff.

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Chinese digital marketing company AdSame raises $30M, plans U.S. IPO

Chinese intelligent digital marketing service AdSame announced today that it has secured a new round of $30 million funding led by Pacific Venture Partners and Dream Capital Group, and followed by existing investors of Matrix Partners and Vertex Ventures etc. The company added that it plans to launch an initial public offering in the U.S. market in 2015.

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The 10 largest tech IPOs of 2012

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.

When did it become sexy to not make money?

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?

Silicon Valley needs to rethink its fascination with IPOs

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.

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Groupon investors race for the exits as lockup ends

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 was Groupon’s third highest volume trading day. (Disclosure: I have various puts against Groupon.)

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6 multibillion dollar businesses Facebook would do really well at

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, I will get none.)