IPO

  • Roku closes up 68% in stock market debut

    Roku closes up 68% in stock market debut

    Content streaming company Roku saw its shares surge 67.86% on its first day of trading. After pricing its IPO at $14 and then opening the day at $15.78, Roku shares closed at $23.50. This values the company at almost $2.2 billion. While this good news for the new investors and is a favorable sign for the company, this actually isn’t ideal. It means that Roku could have sold its shares for… Read More

  • Roku looks to raise $204 million in IPO

    Roku looks to raise $204 million in IPO

    Roku, the digital streaming business, is looking to raise about $204 million when it goes public later this month. According to an SEC filing revealed Monday, the company plans to price its shares between $12 to $14. This is more than double the $100 million that was forecast in the IPO filing earlier this month. That’s because that number is a placeholder and often changes. Read More

  • A look back in IPO: Apple, the early PC purveyor Crunch Network

    A look back in IPO: Apple, the early PC purveyor

    To wrap up our series of looks into the IPOs of tech’s Big 5, we turn to Apple. Being the first of five to go public, what can we learn from Cupertino’s debut? Heading back in time as we are, we lack readily accessible S-1 documents that the younger entrants to the group have posted. So what was Apple’s story as it raced to the public markets? Read More

  • Angry Birds IPO expected to value parent Rovio at $1 billion

    Angry Birds IPO expected to value parent Rovio at $1 billion

    Remember Angry Birds? Apparently enough people are still playing it to justify an IPO. Rovio Entertainment, the Finnish parent of the popular smartphone game, is getting ready to go public on the Helsinki Nasdaq in two weeks. Read More

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

    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 wouldn’t definitively confirm the company was going public, he did say that today’s round was about gaining the confidence of future investors. “We decided we needed a certain amount… Read More

  • New Uber CEO says IPO is 18-36 months out

    New Uber CEO says IPO is 18-36 months out

    Uber has a new CEO and he wasted no time in talking about IPO prospects. Addressing employees at a company meeting today, Dara Khosrowshahi, who recently had the top job at public company Expedia, said that Uber could IPO as soon as 18 months. He also said it could take up to 36 months (three years), but that the timing wasn’t finalized. Read More

  • Crunch Report | WeWork Gets a $4.4 Billion Investment from SoftBank

    H3H3 wins in copyright lawsuit, WeWork gets 4.4 billion investment from SoftBank, Social Capital wants to help startups go public without an IPO and Uber’s financials show the company is still growing despite the drama. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • 16 things CEOs should do before an IPO Crunch Network

    16 things CEOs should do before an IPO

    The recent disdain in pursuing an IPO is misplaced. Most of the enduring companies that “make a dent in the universe” (to borrow from Steve Jobs) are public. In fact, the five most valuable companies in the U.S. as of this writing are all public tech companies: Amazon, Apple, Alphabet (Google), Facebook, and Microsoft. Read More

  • A look back in IPO: Facebook’s trailing profit and mobile intrigue Crunch Network

    A look back in IPO: Facebook’s trailing profit and mobile intrigue

    In our series A Look Back In IPO, we’re diving back into the S-1 documents of tech’s biggest players. What were today’s giants like back when they first filed to go public? After looking into Amazon, Microsoft and Google, we’re peeking at Facebook.  Read More

  • Blue Apron hit with multiple class action lawsuits

    Blue Apron hit with multiple class action lawsuits

    Blue Apron just can’t catch a break. The cooking kit company has seen its share price nearly cut in half since its late June IPO and now it could be in legal trouble, too. Now law firms are coming after the company with proposed class-action lawsuits, alleging that Blue Apron failed to adequately disclose material information. There are allegations that Blue Apron misrepresented its… Read More

  • Database provider MongoDB has filed confidentially for IPO

    Database provider MongoDB has filed confidentially for IPO

    MongoDB has filed confidentially for IPO, sources tell TechCrunch. The company has submitted an S-1 filing in the past few weeks and is aiming to go public before the end of the year. New York-based MongoDB helps companies manage databases. Some of its offerings include its name-bearing MongoDB open-source database and the Atlas database-as-a-service offering. Read More

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