initial public offering

  • Spotify launches in Thailand to continue its Asia push

    Spotify launches in Thailand to continue its Asia push

    While talk of Spotify’s apparent upcoming IPO continues in the U.S., the music streaming service is furthering its coverage of Asia after it launched its service in Thailand. Spotify Premium, which counts over 60 million paying users, will cost 129 THB in Thailand. That’s just over $4 and in line with its pricing across Asia. Customers in the U.S. and UK will be aware that it… Read More

  • Will Blue Apron’s rebound continue?

    Will Blue Apron’s rebound continue?

    Cooking kit delivery company Blue Apron traded up 3.5% on the stock market Monday, erasing some of the losses from its first two days as a public company. Shares closed at $9.67, which was still beneath last week’s $10 IPO price. This is in contrast to a lot of public debuts, where companies are typically in the green for the first day “pop.” It’s the subsequent days… Read More

  • Blue Apron whiffs on first day of trading

    Blue Apron whiffs on first day of trading

    Blue Apron investors might be shedding a tear — and it’s not from the chopped onions. The subscription service for at-home cooking closed the day just barely above $10 per share. This is not only a disappointment for the company, which hoped to raise more money by selling stock at $15 to $17 to share, but also for the new investors who bought at the $10 IPO price. Read More

  • Blue Apron IPO off to a rough start

    Blue Apron IPO off to a rough start

    Meal delivery business Blue Apron opened for trading at $10 per share on Thursday, significantly below the originally proposed range of $15 to $17. It’s also flat compared to the $10 they priced it at last night, meaning the IPO investors have yet to reap any gains. Read More

  • Delivery Hero announces plan for a $500M IPO in Germany

    Delivery Hero announces plan for a $500M IPO in Germany

    Delivery Hero’s much-anticipated IPO is on. Today the European food delivery company officially announced that it plans to raise as much as €450 million ($506 million) from a public listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in “the coming months”. It’s been a busy past year or so for Delivery Hero, and when you look back on its recent happenings and developments… Read More

  • Spotify steps up Asia expansion with plans to launch in Vietnam and Thailand

    Spotify steps up Asia expansion with plans to launch in Vietnam and Thailand

    Fresh from speculation around an impending IPO, Spotify is hitting the gas on its expansion plans in Asia. Two sources close to the company told TechCrunch that the firm is working to launch its music streaming business in Vietnam and Thailand, two countries with a combined population of over 160 million. Read More

  • How to price your IPO Crunch Network

    How to price your IPO

    If pops are hard to vet, and IPO pricing remains an art-science hybrid, what measuring stick can we use to decide when an IPO did well, versus gains so steep that it probably could have raised a bit more in its flotation? Read More

  • Qualtrics waits on that IPO, raises $180 million at a $2.5 billion valuation instead

    Qualtrics waits on that IPO, raises $180 million at a $2.5 billion valuation instead

    That Qualtrics IPO many have been expecting is on hold for now. The online market research platform has just raised its third round for $180 million at a whopping $2.5 billion valuation. The Provo, Utah-based company came from much humbler beginnings, bootstrapping the operation for a decade before finally taking financing from Sequoia and Accel in 2012. It has blown up since then… Read More

  • Cloudera’s IPO will test unicorn valuations Crunch Network

    Cloudera’s IPO will test unicorn valuations

    TL;DR: Cloudera’s recent IPO filing shows a company with steep losses and rapid revenue growth. Today we’ll examine Cloudera’s finances and where it fits into the current IPO universe. Why do we care? The Cloudera IPO could impact a host of other forthcoming debuts from companies that are also running in the red. Read More

  • MuleSoft soars 46% on first day of trading

    MuleSoft soars 46% on first day of trading

    It’s the first enterprise tech IPO of the year and it’s off to the races. MuleSoft, which helps businesses like Netflix and Spotify with their APIs, closed at $24.75, a 46 percent premium to its IPO price of $17. This was after pricing above the expected range of $14 to $16. Read More

  • MuleSoft prices IPO above expected range at $17 per share

    MuleSoft prices IPO above expected range at $17 per share

    Enterprise software company MuleSoft will go public tomorrow and just priced their IPO at $17 – slightly above the proposed $14-16 range. The company will start trading on the New York Stock Exchange tomorrow, under the symbol “MULE”. Founded in 2006, MuleSoft is an integration platform that helps help businesses use APIs to connect different types of software and… Read More

  • New York-based Yext files for IPO

    New York-based Yext files for IPO

    Yext, the company that powers location data in search results, has revealed its IPO filing. The business will be able to join the stock market as soon as April. Read More

  • Chat app Line doubles its stake in Snapchat clone Snow

    Chat app Line doubles its stake in Snapchat clone Snow

    Ahead of Snap’s eagerly awaited IPO, Line, one of the U.S. tech IPO highlights of 2016, has doubled down on sister service and Snapchat clone Snow. Line and Snow both share the same parent company — Naver — but the two firms have increasingly become financially entwined. Line bought up 25 percent of Snow last September for $45 million, and now it is nearly doubling its… Read More

  • Baidu’s iQiyi video service raises $1.53 billion

    Baidu’s iQiyi video service raises $1.53 billion

    Baidu is charging up its video content push after iQiyi, its YouTube-style service in China, raised $1.53 billion from the sale of convertible notes to investors. The deal appears to end speculation that the firm was mulling an IPO. iQiyi, which had an offer to go independent fall through last year, raised the capital from a number of top-name investors including Hillhouse Capital… Read More

  • Venture capital in 2017 is when the rubber hits the road for returns Crunch Network

    Venture capital in 2017 is when the rubber hits the road for returns

    In the United States, VC funds raised a whopping $40.6 billion in 2016[1]. It was the largest year for VC fundraising since 2000 when the venture industry raked in a jaw dropping $101.4 billion[1]. Yet the 2016 exit market was a mixed bag. Despite many forecasting (hoping?) that herds of unicorns would enter the public market in 2016, the IPO market was lackluster at best. There were only 31 U.S. Read More

  • Mall cop robot startup Knightscope is launching a “mini-IPO”

    Mall cop robot startup Knightscope is launching a “mini-IPO”

    Knightscope, the Dalek-like mall security robot startup we’ve mentioned here before has decided to do one of those new crowdsourced “mini-IPOs.” Also referred to as Regulation A+, these types of public offerings for private companies just became legal about a year ago to give startups access to capital from just about anyone. They are basically crowdfunding with… Read More

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    Silicon Valley Bank predicts a 2017 cure for the healthtech investment doldrums

    Silicon Valley Bank predicts a 2017 cure for the healthtech investment doldrums

    Things are looking up for biotech and health device startups wanting to cash in on VC dollars or go public this year. According to Silicon Valley Bank’s latest report on healthcare investments and exits, a conservative 2016 has set up 2017 for a hearty boom. Though biopharma M&A activity declined slightly last year and IPOs declined more than 30 percent, according to the report… Read More

  • Coupa is the latest unicorn to file for an IPO

    Coupa is the latest unicorn to file for an IPO

    It has been a slow year for tech IPOs, but cloud software maker Coupa has publicly filed. This is generally an indication that the company will debut on the stock market in a matter of weeks. The unicorn, whose largest shareholders include Battery Ventures and BlueRun Ventures, plans to list on the Nasdaq under the ticker, “COUP.” The company plans to raise roughly $75 million… Read More

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