Archive: direct listing
By Early Investing on April 29, 2021
For startup investors, a company going public is the holy grail. That’s when the relatively small amount of money they invested into a young company turns into (hopefully) big bucks. There are three paths startups can take to going public — initial public offerings (IPOs), direct listings and special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs). Andy Gordon and Vin Narayanan assess the strengths and weaknesses of each one of these paths in this week’s Startup Insider. …
By Vin Narayanan on December 9, 2020
I’m starting to think IPOs — initial public offerings — are overrated. That’s a really weird thing for an early investor to say. Because for early investors, the IPO is the holy grail. It’s why you invest in startups. An IPO is one of the few moments in…
By Andy Gordon on December 11, 2019
Direct listings minimize risk for startup investors and help them cash out faster. But they also come with a downside. Fortunately, that may change in 2020.