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Why Candy Crush Has Soured

Reuters | Nicola Leske | Posted 03.29.2014 | Technology

By Nicola Leske NEW YORK (Reuters) - In the weeks leading up to the IPO of King Digital Entertainment, the company's bankers scrambled ...

4 Steps to Prepare for an IPO

Lili Balfour | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business
Lili Balfour

If you are building a company today, you may want to consider whether or not an IPO is right for your company. Here is a quick guideline to assist with your planning.

The One Thing That Separates Silicon Valley From Everywhere Else

Mark Cuban | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business
Mark Cuban

Like Hollywood, today's nouveau entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley are looking past the pitch right in front of them to the next source of capital who will pay a higher valuation.

Should You Raise Another Round for Your Company?

Rod Favaron | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Rod Favaron

Smart entrepreneurs focus on building a great business -- and not on how and when they will sell their companies or go public. However, it's critical to envision your exit goals early on, because they will inform your fundraising decisions.

Anatomy of an IPO

Lili Balfour | Posted 04.05.2014 | Small Business
Lili Balfour

If you plan to take your company public, make sure you understand the magnitude of revenue desired.

Seven Keys to Keeping the Startup Spirit Alive in a Growing Company

Dan McCormick | Posted 02.10.2014 | Technology
Dan McCormick

One of the most common questions I get asked when talking about the history of Shutterstock is: "Did everything change after the IPO?" And my answer is always the same: "Hmm... Nope!"

The New App a Secret Agent Would Love

Nir Eyal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Nir Eyal

A quick glance provided the context for the meeting, notes from previous encounters, and often times contained personal information.

You Don't Know @Jack: My Visit With Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey on the Occasion of Twitter's IPO

Ondi Timoner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Ondi Timoner

In this week's episode of Wizard, we got to get personal with the controversial Twitter co-founder and Square CEO about his journey from college dropout to billionaire tech titan.

Twitter's Problems Are Just Beginning

AP | By BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter's stock took to its wings in its public debut, closing up more than 70 percent. The day flew by with nary a hitch and gave b...

Chrysler IPO Is Coming. Are You Buying?

David Kiley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Detroit
David Kiley

The question for Marchionne, and those possibly teed up to buy the shares of the storied automaker is this: Is Chrysler a "buy"?

How Much Are You Worth to Twitter?

Lili Balfour | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Lili Balfour

I had the pleasure of hearing Kevin Weil, VP of Product Revenue discuss Twitter's monetization strategy at Ad Age Digital. His presentation gave me insight into the question that everyone wants to know: How much am I worth to Twitter?

It's Not About Checking the Box, Dick -- It's Just Good Business!

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

It's not good enough for Twitter CEO Dick Costolo to only have one woman on his board. One is too often a token. On a board of seven -- it should be at least two. No one wants to be a token, not even women seeking to serve on boards.

Twitter's IPO Filing Is Made Public

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.04.2013 | Technology

Hoping to transition quickly from private to publicly traded company, Twitter is giving the public its first look at the company's inner finances on T...

Why Didn't Twitter Stay Private Longer?

Quora | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business
Quora

The ideal circumstance for a company to go public is to have one's ducks all lined up, performance-wise and business-wise and be in position to grow strongly in the first several years after the IPO. For Twitter, that situation is certainly true now.

Silicon Valley Investors' Advice to Young Startups

Lili Balfour | Posted 11.26.2013 | Small Business
Lili Balfour

At Boxworks 2013, Box CFO Dylan Smith led a lively discussion with a panel of Silicon Valley investors, from newcomers The Social Capital Partnership ...

Here's The Answer To The Question Everyone's Asking About Twitter's IPO

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 09.13.2013 | Technology

With a tweet, Twitter did what it was long expected to do. On Thursday, the social network announced that it filed the necessary paperwork to go publi...

The App of God: Getting 100 Million Downloads Is More Psychology Than Miracles

Nir Eyal | Posted 10.19.2013 | Technology
Nir Eyal

How did YouVersion come to so dominate the digital word of God? It turns out there is much more behind the app's success than missionary zeal.

Here's Why You Need To Worry About The IPO Boom

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 08.13.2013 | Business

The IPO market is back in full swing. Believe it or not, that's bad news for the stock market. So far this year, 126 companies have priced initial ...

How to Boost Desire Using the Psychology of Scarcity

Nir Eyal | Posted 09.10.2013 | Technology
Nir Eyal

In 1975, researchers Worchel, Lee, and Adewole wanted to know how people would value cookies in two identical glass jars. One jar held 10 cookies while the other contained just two stragglers. Which cookies would people value more?

Sell Your Company, Not Your Soul

Lili Balfour | Posted 08.25.2013 | Business
Lili Balfour

So, how does one land a company? I've created a simple structure to allow entrepreneurs to evaluate various landing methodologies (read: exit strategies).

Neiman Marcus Announces IPO

AP | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and MICHELLE CHAPMAN | Posted 08.24.2013 | Style

NEW YORK — Luxury retailer Neiman Marcus plans to raise up to $100 million by returning to the stock market with an initial public offering. Th...

A Non-profit IPO? Warren Buffet Says 'Yes'

Paul Lamb | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact
Paul Lamb

Can a private non-profit organization go public by selling shares of its organization through an Initial Public Offering (IPO), just like businesses do when raising investment dollars?

The Curse of the Network Effect

Nir Eyal | Posted 08.19.2013 | Technology
Nir Eyal

Ethan Stock lived the Silicon Valley dream. He had recently sold his company to eBay and emanated the tanned skin and relaxed composure you'd expect of someone who just cashed a big corporate check. But I was surprised by what he said next. "Mediocrity is worse than failure, you know?"

APPLIX: Apple and Netflix and the case for staying private

Brian Hamilton | Posted 07.02.2013 | Business
Brian Hamilton

As I look at Wall Street headlines I better understand why so many owners and stakeholders of privately held companies aren't jumping into the IPO line and some publicly traded firms are jumping out.

IPO Would Sell Empire State Building To The Public

Posted 04.09.2013 | New York

You, yes you, could soon have the opportunity to buy a piece of the Empire State Building. Malkin Properties-- who bought the iconic skyscraper in...