Finally, the big dogs are coming to the public stock market

Finally, the big dogs are coming to the public stock market

High valuations + big losses = uncertainty over how investors will react.
Dec 11 · 5 minutes
Will 2018 be the rebound in tech IPOs that has been promised for years?

Will 2018 be the rebound in tech IPOs that has been promised for years?

Thanks in good part to successful listings of digital household names such as Spotify as well as IPOs like Dropbox, Sonos, and Xiaomi, the IPO pipeline is now primed as liquidly as it's been in recent memory.
Sep 11 · 5 minutes
Sonos' IPO: A first day pop, but can it fight off Apple, Amazon et al and win for the long term?

Sonos' IPO: A first day pop, but can it fight off Apple, Amazon et al and win for the long term?

Sonos' strength lies in the managers guiding it -- but don't discount the possibility it could become the next TiVo.
Aug 3 · 6 minutes
Xiaomi's IPO takes a humbling blow, and that's not good for Chinese IPOs

Xiaomi's IPO takes a humbling blow, and that's not good for Chinese IPOs

What happens to Xiaomi's stock performance in coming weeks could end up influencing the reception that Didi, Ant and others get should they push forward with their own IPOs.
Jul 3 · 5 minutes
A bunch of cloud companies you've never heard of are reviving the tech IPO market

A bunch of cloud companies you've never heard of are reviving the tech IPO market

You may or may not have heard of Zuora, but it's emerging as the poster child for the 2018 tech IPO market.
Jun 4 · 4 minutes
Spotify's direct offering is cheaper and simpler than an IPO, but brings new risks for investors

Spotify's direct offering is cheaper and simpler than an IPO, but brings new risks for investors

Could leave the stock volatile – often Wall Street-speak for “falling” - right out the gate.
Mar 1 · 5 minutes
Dropbox's prospectus offers encouragement to a weary IPO market

Dropbox's prospectus offers encouragement to a weary IPO market

Dropbox is not only the largest IPO since Snap, it's the company likely to have the biggest influence on this year's IPO market.
Feb 26 · 6 minutes
Will Dropbox reset investor demand for tech IPOs?

Will Dropbox reset investor demand for tech IPOs?

Dropbox and its reception into the public market will have a huge influence on other private tech companies mulling an IPO.
Jan 16 · 4 minutes
It's time to replace the unicorn as a symbol of billion dollar startups. I have a suggestion...

It's time to replace the unicorn as a symbol of billion dollar startups. I have a suggestion...

Spotify is the king of an industry that's growing, but still starving.
Jan 9 · 6 minutes
2017: Year of the IPO as last resort

2017: Year of the IPO as last resort

Last week was meant to mark a return to health for the tech IPO market, but instead it came down with a nasty summer cold.
Jul 5 · 5 minutes
It's your turn, Blue Apron

It's your turn, Blue Apron

The tech IPO market turns its weary eyes to you.
Jun 5 · 6 minutes
Congrats! Snap becomes the first decacorn to successfully IPO. But will any of them grow into Super Unicorns?

Congrats! Snap becomes the first decacorn to successfully IPO. But will any of them grow into Super Unicorns?

Every startup era produces at least one super unicorn. Until now?
Mar 2 · 9 minutes
Post IPO, Snap's appeal may prove as ephemeral as... well... you know

Post IPO, Snap's appeal may prove as ephemeral as... well... you know

Snap's IPO filing is finally here, along with a reminder to be careful what you wish for.
Feb 3 · 7 minutes
2017 offers almost no hope, unless you're itching for an IPO

2017 offers almost no hope, unless you're itching for an IPO

Then you have reason to hope. Or, more accurately, you have little other option than to hope.
Dec 23 · 6 minutes
Skepticism creeps in over Snapchat’s potential blockbuster IPO

Skepticism creeps in over Snapchat’s potential blockbuster IPO

But Snap Inc would still be wise to go public now.
Dec 19 · 8 minutes
IPOs: Investors are being conditioned like puppies

IPOs: Investors are being conditioned like puppies

There is something about the stock market that can take a bunch of maverick investors and turn them into a pliant herd.
Oct 3 · 5 minutes
Is Snapchat the only decacorn determined to make its investors money?

Is Snapchat the only decacorn determined to make its investors money?

Would you rather be a public Pinterest or a private Twitter?
Sep 22 · 18 minutes
Twilio aside, here's why that big IPO rebound will likely wait until 2017

Twilio aside, here's why that big IPO rebound will likely wait until 2017

Good news! Another reason to blame Trump!
Aug 30 · 4 minutes
Dropbox grows up. Bill Gurley dances around his office. Will other decacorns follow suit?

Dropbox grows up. Bill Gurley dances around his office. Will other decacorns follow suit?

Yes, Dropbox has seen Box’s stock chart. It’s also a venture funded company living in reality
Aug 16 · 6 minutes
The best hope for reviving tech IPOs is... Twilio?

The best hope for reviving tech IPOs is... Twilio?

Twilio isn't the blockbuster IPO Wall Street may have been hoping for, but it's a start.
Jun 1 · 4 minutes
We may finally be seeing the year's first tech IPO

We may finally be seeing the year's first tech IPO

SecureWorks is a promising enough IPO candidate, but hardly a slam dunk.
Apr 15 · 5 minutes
An obscure biotech company has gone public! 2016’s IPO drought is over!

An obscure biotech company has gone public! 2016’s IPO drought is over!

Meantime some $90 billion in capital sits in the IPO pipeline wringing its hands.
Feb 4 · 1 minute
Match Group Chairman Greg Blatt lied to you on television and there’s nothing you can do about it

Match Group Chairman Greg Blatt lied to you on television and there’s nothing you can do about it

Match boss decides the best way to cover for an exec caught smearing a female journalist is to... smear another female journalist.
Nov 20 · 2 minutes
Behold Square, the first Eunuchorn

Behold Square, the first Eunuchorn

The judicious metaphor for the Square IPO turned out to be hidden inside its prospectus all along: the glass faucet.
Nov 19 · 5 minutes
IAC's dating property spin-off will bundle Tinder with 44 other dating properties (and... uh... The Princeton Review)

IAC's dating property spin-off will bundle Tinder with 44 other dating properties (and... uh... The Princeton Review)

Anyone keen to get in on the future of online dating is going to have to invest in the past of online dating as well.
Oct 21 · 5 minutes
Square's IPO prospectus shows just how much the company needs a full-time CEO

Square's IPO prospectus shows just how much the company needs a full-time CEO

The company faces a long and arduous uphill battle to achieve its goals. That can't be won part-time.
Oct 15 · 5 minutes
The US IPO markets are so dismal that Deezer looks interesting

The US IPO markets are so dismal that Deezer looks interesting

Just when you start to adjust to the new reality, things get even drier.
Sep 24 · 4 minutes