This should be fun, at least for those of us without any skin in the game: Nasdaq will disclose plans to compensate investors who suffered losses when technical glitches delayed the trading of Facebook shares on May 18 in an SEC filing tomorrow, the Wall Street Journal is reporting.
The catch is that regulations govern Read More
The last month has signaled the rebirth of the market for web IPOs. Facebook’s private offering set the tone, although the social networking company probably won’t go public for another year.
But investors eagerly snapped up shares of “content farm” king Demand Media Wednesday. Then on Thursday LinkedIn, the smaller, more professional social network, made Read More
Hot on the heels of the $1.5 billion IPO by Demand Media, professional social network LinkedIn has filed its S-1, the first step on the road to public riches.
There are some impressive numbers in here, demonstrating again why the current boom in tech is a different animal than the dot-com bubble of Read More
initial public offerings
Investors who had been eagerly awaiting their chance to buy into Internet telephony service provider Skype will have to wait yet another long six months or so. The Wall Street Journal reports that the recent installment of CEO Tony Bates and potential trouble in the IPO market are holding the company back from its Read More
To IPO or not to IPO
Once upon a time, explains the Gray Lady, an IPO was like a bar mitzvah, a rite of passage that marked a boyish tech startups transformation to adult business.
But with companies like Facebook and Zynga generating real revenue and raising monster capital on the private market, an IPO looks less attractive.
You see, Read More
The Social Network
When news of Goldman Sachs $2 billion investment in Facebook first broke, many interpreted it as the final sign of an imminent IPO.
Goldman was injecting cash into Facebook on favorable terms in order to win itself the inside track to manage the IPO, many reasoned.
But NYU professor Scott Galloway has an intruiging theory. He says Read More
The tech blogosphere is hot on the idea that the thirst for public offerings may be slaked next year, after a long drought.
There were just 45 offerings of tech companies in 2010 and only 16 in 2009, Evelyn M. Rusli writes at Dealbook in a post about the outlook for I.P.O.’s in 2011. Read More
Group coupon startup Groupon has apparently filed a certificate indicating it could raise up to $950 million, the blog VC Experts reported today.
This would be Groupon’s seventh round or Series G financing. The company has raised a total of $171 million to date from angel and VC investors, according to Crunchbase–big money Read More