Archive: IPOs

Most people who grew up in the 1960s cite two events they can vividly remember. The first is when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. The other is when the U.S. landed on the moon in 1969. I will never forget the day Kennedy was killed. But another memory takes precedence over the moon landing for me. It took place two years earlier in 1967, when a Cape Town surgeon — Dr. Christiaan Barnard — performed…

Startup Insider: Assessing Founder Risk

By Early Investing on September 21, 2020

Last week, StockX cofounder Josh Luber left the company he started in 2016. Luber helped build StockX into a $1 billion startup. It hasn’t gone public yet. StockX is probably in good hands. But Luber’s departure illustrates a problem that faces…

Trading Too Much Hurts Returns

By Adam Sharp on January 3, 2020

Data shows investors who trade too much underperform their “buy-and-hold” peers.

Mailbag: Defining Reasonable Revenue Growth

By Early Investing on October 27, 2019

In this week’s Mailbag, the Early Investing team explains reasonable revenue growth numbers and underperforming IPOs.
The IPO process is broken. And Silicon Valley isn’t owning up to its role in that dysfunction.

Gold Confiscation, $90K Bitcoin and IPOs Gone Wrong

By Adam Sharp on October 4, 2019

Today we’re looking at three important stories: the history of gold confiscation, why IPO investors are last in line and the possibility of $90,000 bitcoin.

News Fix: WeWork Can’t Shake Off Its IPO Woes

By Vin Narayanan on September 21, 2019

In the news this week, WeWork’s IPO woes continue, Massachusetts’ vape sales decline and the U.S. Army looks to hire crypto investigators.
2019 is set to be a record year for venture capital-backed IPO raises.
In the news this week, former NFL players get into the weed business, Marc Andreessen’s Long-Term Stock Exchange gets SEC approval and Mark Mobius changes his mind.
Successful startups aren’t always a welcome addition to the public markets. Sometimes the competition is bad news for everyone.
This week, hemp farmers receive intellectual property protection, Beyond Meat reaches new heights and Bitfinex gets in trouble.

Arbit Poll: To Use or Not to Use Big Bank Cryptos

By Early Investing on April 22, 2019

Our last poll results show an intriguing divide among First Stage Investor members. To use or not to use big bank crypto coins?

Uber’s Got Hypergrowth and Growing Pains

By Allison Brickell on April 22, 2019

Uber has released its S-1 form, so we’re digging into some of the numbers.
Carl's Jr. is testing a CBD-infused sauce in Colorado and Wall Street has caught IPO fever.

The Disappearing Small Cap IPO

By Adam Sharp on April 5, 2019

Companies are going public much later than they used to, which means stock investors miss out on most of the gains.

Testing Investors’ Stomach for Loss

By Allison Brickell on April 1, 2019

Lyft’s IPO last week seemed to spark a new trend - companies that test investors’ stomachs for huge losses while pushing for growth.