S-1

  • Okta IPO filing marks public market tipping point for SaaS Vendors

    Okta IPO filing marks public market tipping point for SaaS Vendors

    When Okta, the unicorn cloud identity management company, filed its S-1 IPO paperwork yesterday, it was the latest pure-cloud subscription-based company to go public. Wall Street could finally be ready to accept that model and the long path to profitability that tends to be part and parcel of this approach. Read More

  • Box Files Third-Quarter S-1 Update Amid Improving IPO Climate

    Box Files Third-Quarter S-1 Update Amid Improving IPO Climate

    Box filed its third quarter S-1 update today, almost nine months after they originally filed the document required for an initial public offering. This time the numbers look a bit better, but there were still enough negatives to continue to raise some red flags. Still, given the improving IPO climate in Silicon Valley, Box appears closer to finally pulling the IPO trigger. Read More

  • Box COO Defends Company’s Spending, Calls It ‘Disciplined’

    Box COO Defends Company’s Spending, Calls It ‘Disciplined’

    In a conversation last week at Web Summit in Dublin, Box COO Dan Levin talked to me about the shellacking the company received after it filed its S-1 last spring. Levin expected that dogs would come out, but he said he was still surprised by the vitriolic reaction the company received, especially around their spending. The response after the announcement was swift and brutal. People looked… Read More

  • Luca Technologies Files To Go Public, Producing New Natural Gas From Old Wells

    A Colorado cleantech venture, Luca Technologies, filed an S-1 today revealing its intention to go public, and raise up to $125 million (though that number could vary with the receptivity of the market by the time they actually go public). The company stimulates microbes with a “proprietary formulation of nutrients,” in already-drilled natural gas wells, which enables the wells… Read More