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Hootsuite Raises Another $60 Million on Its Way to IPO

New fundraising round reportedly values the popular social-media management tool at $1 billion.

Alibaba Shares Soar Amid Record-Shattering IPO

Initially priced at $68, shares of the Chinese tech titan opened at $92.70 this morning in what is officially the largest U.S.-based IPO of all time.

Venture Capitalists Can Be a Blessing or a Curse

When entrepreneurs opt for this type of investment, they run the risk of losing control.

Jessica Alba's Startup Raises $70 Million as It Prepares to Go Public

This latest round of funding values The Honest Company, a maker of eco-friendly family and baby products, at close to $1 billion.

Is Shake Shack Preparing for an IPO?

Sources say the burger chain is preparing to go public, cashing in on the fast-casual trend.

5 Essential Steps to Prepare for an IPO

A financial team that's laid the right foundation will be able to move forward when market conditions are ideal and the timing is right.

Virgin America Files for IPO

The airline, which was founded in 2007 and is partly owned by serial entrepreneur Richard Branson, filed with the Securities Exchange Commission on Monday after announcing its first annual profit.

With Investors Hungry for Fast-Casual Chicken, El Pollo Loco Makes Strong Public Debut

Shares of the Mexican-style chicken franchise were off to a strong start on their first day of trading.

Tech IPOs Not Keeping Pace With VC Funding Surge

Venture capitalists opened their wallets wide during the second quarter, but venture-backed initial public offerings fell.

Box Raises an Additional $150 Million Before IPO

The cloud-storage company raised additional financing after publicly filing for an IPO in March.

GoPro Founder Remembers His $3 Billion 'Ah-Hah Moment'

As GoPro celebrates its IPO today, its founder explains how he got the idea to make mountable, action video cameras.

El Pollo Loco Files to Go Public

The California-based Mexican grilled-chicken franchise, which attempted to go public in 2006, is eyeing a $100 million IPO.

GoDaddy Files for IPO as Founder Steps Down as Executive Chairman

Bob Parsons, who started the web domain company in 1997, will remain on its board of directors.

IP Uh Oh? Is Your Startup Really Ready to Go Public?

There are 7 big challenges you should be aware of before you attempt to take this major step.

GoPro Is Going Public. Will It Sink or Swim?

The mini high-definition camera company is cool, but there are questions about whether it's a solid investment.

Finally: Alibaba Files for IPO

The Chinese ecommerce giant officially filed to list its shares in the U.S. in what could be one of the biggest initial public offerings ever.

Franchisees Sue Papa Murphy's as Pizza Chain Prepares for IPO

More than 20 franchisees have accused Papa Murphy's of failing to release necessary information in franchise disclosure documents.

Steve Case: JOBS Act Is Working, But D.C. Still Needs to Do More for Entrepreneurs

AOL co-founder Steve Case shares his views on the hits and misses of the two-year-old JOBS Act.

GrubHub Stock Surges in Public Debut After Raising $192 Million

GrubHub's IPO has proved to be a treat for investors, as the stock jumped 54 percent in its public debut.

What King Digital's 'Crushed' IPO Means for Private Mobile-Game Makers

The maker of the wildly popular Candy Crush game has had a disastrous public debut. What might that mean for private companies in the gaming space?

Aaron Levie, the Quintessential Silicon Valley CEO, Will Only Own 4.1 Percent of Box When It IPOs

Online file-storage service Box has finally filed to go public. Here's what we know.

What Would Make Mark Cuban 'Combust' If He Ran Box

The billionaire investor is dishing some pointed advice to Box, which he helped get off the ground.

Alibaba Could Be the Biggest IPO Ever -- But What the Heck Is It?

On the heels of its IPO announcement, we break down the rapidly swelling internet conglomerate that has been called, alternately, the eBay, Amazon and PayPal of China.

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