Twitter IPO

  • Twitter Announces It Will List On The NYSE Under TWTR

    Twitter Announces It Will List On The NYSE Under TWTR

    Twitter has amended its S-1 filing to note that it will be listing on the New York Stock Exchange under the TWTR symbol, a detail that was omitted from the original filing. The new document was uploaded to its EDGAR archive today. There is still no valuation or IPO estimation listed in the document. Twitter notes that it now has 230 million MAUs, marking a growth of 15 million MAUs over the… Read More

  • How Will The Fiscal Mess In Washington Impact Twitter’s IPO?

    How Will The Fiscal Mess In Washington Impact Twitter’s IPO?

    As excitement grows for the upcoming Twitter IPO, the federal government shutdown and pending debt-ceiling issue looms large. There are some in Silicon Valley who believe that the current innovation cycle, powerfully led by mobile and cloud computing, will overwhelm any public market dislocation caused by Washington D.C. ineptitude. Recent history suggests, however, that in times of… Read More

  • Twitter Quitters And The Unfiltered Feed Problem

    Twitter Quitters And The Unfiltered Feed Problem

    At its heart, Twitter is a firehose. Everything you tweet shows up to every one of your followers. It’s what makes Twitter feel like the real-time pulse of the world. But it could also be preventing Twitter from growing. Follow too many people, and you lose track of those you love and stop following anyone new. Read More

  • The Potential And Pitfalls Of Twitter’s Mobile Business

    The Potential And Pitfalls Of Twitter’s Mobile Business

    Twitter has millions of monthly users, growing revenue, brand awareness, a propensity for breaking news, and data ripe for mining. Adding to this, Twitter’s main feed allows advertisers and media outlets to grab users’ eyeballs in a time when so many are looking away from the big screens in their living rooms to the small screens in their laps. But Twitter also has a growth… Read More

  • Saps Looking For Twitter Bounce Penny Stock 1,400%, Telegraph Strong Retail Interest In Its IPO

    Saps Looking For Twitter Bounce Penny Stock 1,400%, Telegraph Strong Retail Interest In Its IPO

    I have all my money under a mattress in fear of a debt ceiling collapse, and people are buying stock because they think an S-1 means the company has started trading. Let’s rewind: Twitter has filed to go public. Its stock symbol, when it commences trading, will be TWTR. Another firm, Tweeter Home Entertainment Group, which is out of business following bankruptcy in 2007, currently trades… Read More

  • Twitter’s M&A Has Ballooned From $52.2M Last Year To Over $417.5M In 2013

    Twitter’s M&A Has Ballooned From $52.2M Last Year To Over $417.5M In 2013

    When it comes to acquisitions, it’s clear that Twitter had been spending more money on acquiring technologies and talent in 2013 than in the past few years. According to the company’s recently filed S-1, Twitter spent $52.2 million in cash and stock on acquisitions in 2012. In the first half of 2013, Twitter spent double that, $112.5 million on acquisitions. Note, this does not… Read More

  • Twitter Vs. Facebook IPO In One Chart

    Twitter Vs. Facebook IPO In One Chart

    In the near future, anyone with an Internet connection and some lunch money will be able to invest in one of Silicon Valley’s hottest tech companies. But after big brother Facebook’s IPO debacle, should America’s armchair investors pin their hopes and dreams on Silicon Valley’s younger sibling? We help you compare in one easy chart. Read More

  • How Many Of Twitter’s 218 Million Users Are Just Blind-Tweeting From Other Apps?

    How Many Of Twitter’s 218 Million Users Are Just Blind-Tweeting From Other Apps?

    Being a communication backbone of the web has its pluses and minuses. Twitter gets lots of content syndicated from other sites, but those contributors don’t necessarily visit Twitter or see its ads. That last part is a problem, especially since these blind tweeters count as some of Twitter’s 218.3 million active users. Read More

  • Twitter Has Been Making 80 Cents In Ad Revenue For Every Thousand ‘Timeline Views’

    Twitter Has Been Making 80 Cents In Ad Revenue For Every Thousand ‘Timeline Views’

    If you’re reading Twitter’s S-1 filing to see where the business stands as it prepares to go public (hey, that’s what everyone’s doing at TechCrunch), you may have noticed a number that comes up repeatedly: “advertising revenue per timeline view.” What does that actually mean? Twitter says that along with things like monthly active users, ad revenue per… Read More

  • Twitter’s Accumulated Deficit Is $418.6 Million And That Figure Is About To Get Much Bigger

    Twitter’s Accumulated Deficit Is $418.6 Million And That Figure Is About To Get Much Bigger

    It costs a lot of money to build a business of Twitter’s scale. The company raised $1.16 billion prior to its planned initial public offering, which could total $1 billion itself. Here’s another figure: Twitter’s accumulated deficit to date is $418.6 million, a figure that will race to $748.2 million once it goes public and realizes $329.6 million in costs related… Read More

  • Twitter’s International Revenue Is Skyrocketing, But The Company Is Worried About Sina Weibo And Line

    Twitter’s International Revenue Is Skyrocketing, But The Company Is Worried About Sina Weibo And Line

    Twitter’s international revenue is up massively year over year, with the company earning more in the first half of 2013 from outside the United States than it did in all of 2012. Twitter’s full-year 2012 international revenue totaled $53 million, while its first two quarters of 2013 saw $62.8 million in international incomes. According to its S-1 filing, Twitter has sold its… Read More

  • The Twitter IPO By The Numbers

    The Twitter IPO By The Numbers

    Here are some accumulated statistics from our scouring of the Twitter IPO filing for your perusal. The overall numbers show a company with good but slowing growth in users, solid revenue in mobile but no profit yet to show. Twitter is absolutely a mobile-friendly company, with some 75 percent of its monthly active users coming on portable devices. About 65 percent of its ad revenue comes… Read More

  • Rizvi/Sacca, Evan Williams, Spark Capital, USV, Benchmark, DST Among Twitter’s Largest Shareholders

    Rizvi/Sacca, Evan Williams, Spark Capital, USV, Benchmark, DST Among Twitter’s Largest Shareholders

    As expected Twitter’s S-1 was just released, which states that the company is looking to raise as much as $1 billion in a public offering. As with every S-1 filing, the company reports which individuals/firms hold the most shares in the company. According to this table, founder Evan Williams owns 12 percent of the company before the offering. Benchmark and the firm’s partner and… Read More

  • In Twitter’s IPO Filing, The Letter To Shareholders Is Fittingly Concise

    In Twitter’s IPO Filing, The Letter To Shareholders Is Fittingly Concise

    Everyone’s going crazy as Twitter just made the S-1 filing for its IPO public. One of the standard parts of the S-1 is a letter from the CEO to shareholders, where they lay out their vision for the company. In Twitter’s filing, however, it’s a letter from “@Twitter”. And where the letters from Groupon’s Andrew Mason, Zynga’s Mark Pincus, and… Read More

  • Mobile Twitter: 164M+ (75%) Access From Handheld Devices Monthly, 65% Of Ad Sales Come From Mobile

    Mobile Twitter: 164M+ (75%) Access From Handheld Devices Monthly, 65% Of Ad Sales Come From Mobile

    Twitter started on mobile, and that’s where the service is going. In the S-1 form that the company filed today for its public offering, Twitter called mobile the “primary driver of our business.” It said that 75% of its 218.3 million+ monthly active users are accessing the site from mobile devices — or 161.25 million users. And mobile accounts for 65% of all its ad… Read More

  • Twitter Files For $1 Billion IPO, Will List As TWTR

    Twitter Files For $1 Billion IPO, Will List As TWTR

    Twitter has just filed for its long-anticipated IPO. The company is looking to raise $1 billion in this initial offering, which is set to mint many millionaires among shareholders and founders like Ev Williams, Jack Dorsey and Biz Stone. Currently, the filing does not list a valuation, and sources are saying that’s because they have yet to determine one. Twitter’s revenues have… Read More

  • Twitter Is Going Public, Files S-1 With SEC

    Twitter Is Going Public, Files S-1 With SEC

    Today Twitter confirmed that it has filed an S-1 with the SEC and is therefore on the road to going public. This is an important moment for Twitter, and for tech, as it shows that the IPO window is open. Here’s Twitter on its filing: We’ve confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO. This Tweet does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale. &mdash… Read More