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IPO Trends for Investors to Consider in Q4 2015

Gregory Sichenzia | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business
Gregory Sichenzia

Earlier this year, companies were going public at the fastest pace on record in years, but that activity has slowed over the past few months, due primarily to market volatility brought on by slumping oil prices, sustained troubles in the Eurozone and China's slowing growth.

Advice From Startupbootcamp Amsterdam

Lisa Chau | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Lisa Chau

Patrick de Zeeuw (right) at Startupbootcamp Amsterdam In April, I before I met with Deputy Mayor Kajsa Ollongren during The Next Web conference in t...

Sandwich Chain Jimmy John’s Plans October IPO

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business

Sandwich chain Jimmy John’s is planning to announce an initial public offering as early as next week, a source told The Huffington Post. The de...

Establishing and Navigating the Moving Parts of an IPO

Gregory Sichenzia | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Gregory Sichenzia

Taking a company public is a complicated process, with many moving parts. By rushing the process or putting together an inexperienced team, the likelihood of errors being made increases as does the potential for non-compliance with the SEC's regulations.

Confessions of Venture Capitalists: How to Milk a Unicorn

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 09.17.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Those who wonder what the hell is going on with the accelerating number of startups getting billion-dollar valuations and above, please raise MY hand.

The Age of the Household Brand IPO: Why Are So Many Established Companies Going Public?

Gregory Sichenzia | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
Gregory Sichenzia

The initial public offering (IPO) market is on track to deliver approximately 200 IPOs for the third straight year, after a strong second quarter in 2015, which raised more than $13 billion for 75 IPOs.

Spanish-Language Univision Files For IPO

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2015 | Media

July 2 (Reuters) - Univision Holdings Inc, the owner of Spanish language TV network Univision Network, filed for an initial public offering of Class...

IPO for All or How to Create Your Own Currency

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Okay, let me state upfront that I am completely biased when it comes to running a compelling business: for I believe if you happen to live in the 21st century, your company's stock should be worth money, and you should be able to turn around and sell it.

Secrets of a Career Climb: Make Shit Happen, Deal When It Does

Jim Treacy | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Jim Treacy

Embrace your scars. When you have something to offer you'll be sought. The person who wants something least holds the stronger position. Living the dream is never giving in to adversity -- hold ground, then bounce back.

So You Think You Can Go Public? (Re)Meet the OTC

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

I believe, if you run a modern company, your stock options should be worth money and you should be able to turn around and sell or exercise them. In other words, your company stocks should be able to become your own currency.

Late Stage Investing: Why it Works - for Now

Jeremy Abelson | Posted 06.28.2015 | Business
Jeremy Abelson

Mutual funds are showing up predominantly in what are termed "pre-IPO" rounds, implying an IPO is imminent and an exit and public company status is almost guaranteed. This is very different than most traditional VC investments.

Ben Walsh

Etsy Files For $100 Million IPO, Doesn't Seem So Cutesy Anymore | Ben Walsh | Posted 03.05.2015 | Business

Esty, the online seller of hand-knit beard warmers, vintage Madras sportcoats and everything in between, filed for a $100 million initial public offering on Wednesday evening.

Something You Don't Know About the Shake Shack IPO

Billy Shore | Posted 04.01.2015 | Impact
Billy Shore

The Shake Shack IPO has received an extraordinary amount of attention today, not to mention analysis of what it means for the food industry, investors, etc. But one little-known aspect of the deal that's been entirely overlooked may have the longest-term implications of all -- not just for food but for philanthropy.

What Every Startup Founder Needs to Know to About Acquisitions

Lili Balfour | Posted 03.16.2015 | Small Business
Lili Balfour

It is critical that you understand what the "NewCo" will look like. Will you be replacing an existing team? Perhaps you are tasked with creating a new division. Make sure you are on board with the integration schedule.

What You Are Not Hearing About Ebola

Vivian Norris | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Vivian Norris

At least 30 experts were unable to attend the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Conference in New Orleans these past few days, as the ...

These 5 FinTech Companies Are Changing the Way We Invest

Kevin Yu | Posted 12.29.2014 | Money
Kevin Yu

These five companies are positioned to really change the way consumers think about investing. By empowering individuals to have easy and affordable access, it simplifies the complex world of investing.

Going Against the Flow: Vivienne Harr of Make a Stand

Charu Sharma | Posted 12.20.2014 | Technology
Charu Sharma

When Vivienne Harr, Chief Inspiration Officer at Stand, was eight years old, she saw a photo of two boys, her age, from Nepal living in modern-day slavery. She said: "Compassion is not compassion without action."

After Ringing the IPO Bell

Jeff Bussgang | Posted 12.06.2014 | Business
Jeff Bussgang

Last week's successful IPO of e-commerce giant Wayfair (market cap $3 billion) and this week's impending IPO of Hubspot (if it prices in the range, market cap $600 million) has many in the Boston tech community celebrating.

Alibaba: Fast as a Rabbit, Patient as a Turtle

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 11.23.2014 | Business
St. Gallen Symposium

If you want to understand the shift in global business, watch out carefully what is happening these days in New York. Alibaba Group is in for an unprecedented bonanza, launching the biggest IPO in history on Nasdaq.

How Entrepreneurs Can Raise Capital With Ease

Lili Balfour | Posted 11.19.2014 | Business
Lili Balfour

The future looks bright for early-stage companies seeking capital as we prepare to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the JOBS Act - Title I.

The Devil Made Miuccia Prada a Multi-Billionaire

Lili Balfour | Posted 12.08.2014 | Small Business
Lili Balfour

We all know the old adage, "The love of money is the root of all evil." I joke. Of, course. I don't believe we need to be "evil" to build wealth. However, I do believe we need to be focused on wealth creation to create wealth.

Alibaba and the IPO Treasure

David Sable | Posted 11.08.2014 | Business
David Sable

Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba, is in fact the living incarnation of the original fictitious character.

Are You Ready for the Naked Truth? Lessons from an IPO Offering

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

Going for an IPO isn't easy. It requires difficult, honest conversations and responding to tough questions. But nothing worthwhile is easy, right?

True Tales From the Front: IPO

Kira Makagon | Posted 08.10.2014 | Business
Kira Makagon

Founders interested in taking their company public should try to do everything right from the beginning of their startup launch so that the company is ready when the time comes.

Respect Is an Action Verb

Valerie Alexander | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Valerie Alexander

As long as I behave the way I know I need to, I'll never lose the most important respect of all -- respect for myself. And self-respect is the core requirement for a happy life.