IPO 101: The Inside Scoop on IPOs
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Twitter’s recent IPO filing is the talk of the town. Unfortunately many of the articles and blog posts about the offering are from authors who lack direct experience with the IPO process.
Our frequent readers know this is exactly the kind of topic we love to explain. What follows is a short series of posts that attempt to pull back the covers on a process that few truly understand.
In this series, we will cover:
- IPOs: Why do companies go public?
- IPOs: How do companies go public?
- IPOs: What happens to employees after the big day?
Whether you’re fortunate enough to work at a company that will go public one day, or are just curious about the IPO process from an “inside baseball” perspective, this series is for you. Did we miss anything, or do you have other questions you’re curious about? Let us know in the comments.
About the author(s)
Andy Rachleff is Wealthfront's co-founder and Chief Executive Officer. He serves as a member of the board of trustees and chairman of the endowment investment committee for University of Pennsylvania and as a member of the faculty at Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he teaches courses on technology entrepreneurship. Prior to Wealthfront, Andy co-founded and was general partner of Benchmark Capital, where he was responsible for investing in a number of successful companies including Equinix, Juniper Networks, and Opsware. He also spent ten years as a general partner with Merrill, Pickard, Anderson & Eyre (MPAE). Andy earned his BS from University of Pennsylvania and his MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. View all posts by Andy Rachleff