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Reality Check For Startups IPO

By Martin at June 7, 2014 | 9:09 am | 0 Comment

Reality Check For Startups IPO

With the recent apparent successes of several startups in taking their company public (initial public offering) and raising billions of dollars, I’m hearing a groundswell of enthusiasm from new entrepreneurs to follow in their footsteps to fund their companies and become billionaires overnight. "If Facebook, Yelp and Twitter can do it, then why not me?" Current IPO more...

BizIdeas , entrepreneurship

Startups Should Think Twice Before Going Public For IPO

By Martin at November 5, 2013 | 9:45 am | 0 Comment

Startups Should Think Twice Before Going Public For IPO

Many entrepreneurs still dream of “going public,” making billions of dollars, and playing with the big boys. They don’t realize that this option would likely be their worst nightmare, since it costs millions for the road show, usually dilutes your equity to a tiny fraction, and takes away all your entrepreneurial control. Consider the recent example of Facebook and more...

BizIdeas , entrepreneurship