Editor’s Pick “The media paints IPOs that are go up as a huge success,” said David Liu, an investment banker with Jeffries who has helped take dozens of tech companies public. “I think that’s wrong, but it’s a fact of life.”
We’re entering an unusually busy week in IPO-land, with no fewer than 13 initial public offerings planned in the U.S.
Ad network and data-analysis company Rocket Fuel is planning a $100 million initial public offering, according to documents filed with the SEC.
With the recent tech IPOs of Tableau, Marketo, and ChannelAdvisor, it’s time to take a closer look at the NYSE or Nasdaq’s competition for these companies.
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.
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.
Guest Post 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.)
Guest Post 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.)
Guest Post With Facebook’s highly anticipated IPO just a couple of days away, the press has been covering all kinds of depressing opinions from skeptics, naysayers, and suit-wearing Wall Street executives. Yes, it’s important to play devil’s advocate and look at the Facebook IPO from all sides, but don’t let the tidal wave of doom-saying drown out the obvious: Facebook has a lot of trump cards left to play.
Guest Post Groupon was forced to restate fourth quarter earnings, sending its stock down 6% in after-hours trading. This surprised me as much as my $2 investment in the Mega Millions jackpot not paying off.
Review site Yelp, which has turned into a ubiquitous guide to restaurants, opened 60 percent above its strike price of $15 today, valuing the company at $1.43 billion or roughly 17 times its annual revenue.
Guest Post Defenders of Yelp’s $600 CPM rate for small business advertising often justify the rate by saying Yelp’s narrow focus means consumers are highly likely to convert.
Guest Post Despite the public perception, the SEC quiet period isn’t a great boon for reporters and analysts.