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These startup exits delivered the biggest bang for the buck

Big IPOs by the best-known brands tend to dominate attention in startup circles. But when it comes to delivering significant returns on invested capital, it’s often lower-profile companies that come

2018 could bring the IPOs that tech has been promised for years

After years of drought and parched conditions, the U.S. tech IPO market could see a number of well-known players push forward with their debuts in 2018. That sentiment is grounded in the number of com

RIP IPO (1602-2018)

In comparison to an anemic 2016 for venture-backed technology IPOs, 2017 was a much better year. Companies as diverse as Yext, Cloudera, Blue Apron, StitchFix, and SendGrid all went public last year,

Tencent’s online publishing arm set to raise $1B in Hong Kong IPO

Tencent’s China Literature, an Amazon-like e-book business, is continuing the trend of Asian tech IPOs after it announced its public listing in Hong Kong will raise $1.06 billion on Wednesday. T

Southeast Asia gaming and e-commerce firm Sea ends first day on NYSE up 8%

Sea, the gaming and e-commerce company holding the first major U.S. IPO from a Southeast Asian tech firm, had a bumpy start to life on the NYSE after closing the day up around eight percent on its lis

Southeast Asia games firm Sea, formerly Garena, files for $1 billion US IPO

Southeast Asia-based games and e-commerce firm Sea, formerly known as Garena, has officially filed for its much-anticipated U.S. IPO. The company, which is valued at over $3.75 billion, will list on t

Apttus scores $55M as it closes in on an IPO

Apttus, the unicorn quote-to-cash vendor built on the Salesforce platform, announced a $55 million round, which is likely its final private investment on the way to an IPO. While CEO Kirk Krappe would

Japanese startup plans one-stop ICO platform fueled by VC investment and an ICO

China banned ICOs this week and it is investigating platforms that facilitate them. Over in nearby Japan, one company is hatching an ambitious plan to offer a one-stop-service to let companies across

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, wh

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 benea

Tencent’s online publishing arm files for IPO in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has secured its second high-profile tech IPO inside a week. Following on from gaming firm Razer, which filed its prospectus on Friday, Tencent’s online publishing service has followed

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 d

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

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

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

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 m

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 Prov

Is Qualtrics about to go public? A chat with founder Ryan Smith on the IPO question

Qualtrics, an online survey research platform, is listed as tops among likely candidates to go public this year. But is it really going to file and, if so, how close is it to doing that? I'm betting y

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?

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 p
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