initial public offering

  • After Cancelling Its IPO, Deezer Raises Another $109M From Access And Orange

    After Cancelling Its IPO, Deezer Raises Another $109M From Access And Orange

    Deezer, the Paris-based music and other audio streaming service with 6.3 million users that planned but ultimately cancelled an IPO last year, has now tapped existing investors for more funding. Today the company is announcing that it has raised another €100 million ($109 million), led by Warner Music Group owner Access Industries and with participation also from French carrier… Read More

  • With RAISE Act, Congress Paves Way For Private Secondary Markets

    With RAISE Act, Congress Paves Way For Private Secondary Markets

    Included within the FAST Act is a section, the Reforming Access for Investments in Startup Enterprises (“RAISE”) Act, which codifies a previously unwritten means through which startup employees, ex-employees, early investors, and other shareholders have been legally allowed to sell their shares. Read More

  • Dell Subsidiary SecureWorks Files To Go Public, Shows Ramping Losses

    Dell Subsidiary SecureWorks Files To Go Public, Shows Ramping Losses

    Today Dell subsidiary SecureWorks filed to go public, showing expanding revenue, and ramping losses. Dell, then a public company, acquired SecureWorks in 2011 for a reported $612 million. TechCrunch reported in October that SecureWorks had filed for an IPO privately. The company’s S-1 filing, released today, fits into that timing. Before we get into the numbers, keep in mind the… Read More

  • Going Public Isn’t Selling Out, It’s The Best Way To Stay Alive Crunch Network

    Going Public Isn’t Selling Out, It’s The Best Way To Stay Alive

    When Amazon went public in 1997, its stock opened 62.5 percent above the target price and the company ended its day $54 million richer than it had started it. In the three years or so leading up to the IPO, Jeff Bezos had finally begun to prove that the company had a viable business model, real revenues and a proven approach. Investor confidence was high. But how would things have played out… Read More

  • Down Round Doom? The Data Says No Crunch Network

    Down Round Doom? The Data Says No

    A recent discussion on the tech IPO market yielded the comment “all IPOs this year were down rounds.” Square’s recent IPO priced below its last private offering, spurring Khosla (a Square investor) partner Keith Rabois to comment to The Wall Street Journal that “the steroid era of startups is over.” But the data on IPO down rounds, a concept we first reported on… Read More

  • The True Impact Of The Snapchat Writedown For Entrepreneurs Crunch Network

    The True Impact Of The Snapchat Writedown For Entrepreneurs

    Writing down unicorns benefits everyone. Read More

  • China To Green-Light IPOs Again By Year End

    China To Green-Light IPOs Again By Year End

    China plans to lift its moratorium on IPO listings before the end of the year, the official news agency Xinhua said earlier today. The country had instituted a ban on IPOs back in July, after shares roared along for the first half of the year, bolstered by numerous moves by the Chinese government. Among them, it cut benchmark interest rates, reduced stock market transaction fees and even… Read More

  • The Pure Storage IPO In Context Crunch Network

    The Pure Storage IPO In Context

    Pure Storage has been one of the hottest Silicon Valley enterprise startups for the past several years, sporting a world-class team and having raised capital from some of the top enterprise investors on the planet. The company seems to be doing great, so why wasn’t there a big pop from the last private round and from the IPO? Does it matter? What lessons can we draw from this? Read More

  • Pure Storage Falls In Public Debut, CEO Optimistic

    Pure Storage, the enterprise storage company, went public on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday. After pricing at $17, shares traded down in its debut, closing the day at $16.01. CEO Scott Dietzen spoke to TechCrunch about why the company did an IPO during what has been a lackluster year for tech stocks. Read More