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

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?
Laura Entis
Square IPO Postponed Indefinitely
Square

Square IPO Postponed Indefinitely

The company is said to have run into problems with at least one key projection of future performance.
Katie Roof
GrubHub Seamless Files for Tastiest Tech IPO Yet
Technology

GrubHub Seamless Files for Tastiest Tech IPO Yet

GrubHub Seamless is the latest-consumer tech company to file for a confidential initial public offering.
Kate Taylor
Cloud-Based Tech Companies Are Hot IPO Candidates (Infographic)
Technology

Cloud-Based Tech Companies Are Hot IPO Candidates (Infographic)

One in five companies that went public in 2013 were software-service companies. Here's a look at some of the highlights from last year and some of the early-bird winners of 2014.
Catherine Clifford
Silicon Valley VCs Are More Confident Than They've Been in Years
Finance

Silicon Valley VCs Are More Confident Than They've Been in Years

Confidence among West Coast startup investors has reached a level not seen since 2007. For some VCs, though, the level of excitement is something to be cautious about.
Catherine Clifford
Report: Online Storage Startup Box Secretly Files for IPO
Technology

Report: Online Storage Startup Box Secretly Files for IPO

Box, which counts Dropbox among its rivals, has reportedly filed to go public.
Benjamin Kabin
Why Are These High-Profile Franchises Suddenly Going Public?
Franchises

Why Are These High-Profile Franchises Suddenly Going Public?

With a number of high-profile IPOs, franchises are having a moment in the Wall Street spotlight.
4 Lessons I Wish I Learned Before Going Public
Starting a Business

4 Lessons I Wish I Learned Before Going Public

Wix chief executive talks about life at a startup on the way to a big milestone.
Avishai Abrahami
Tech IPOs to Watch Out for in 2014
Starting a Business

Tech IPOs to Watch Out for in 2014

With 590 U.S. technology companies in the IPO pipeline, 2014 is looking to be a good year.
Cadie Thompson
Even Without Profit, Square Said to Be Eyeing IPO Next Year
Technology

Even Without Profit, Square Said to Be Eyeing IPO Next Year

With Twitter's IPO, this year and next are shaping up to be epic for co-founder Jack Dorsey -- and for his wallet.
Jason Fell
Twitter IPO Deserves the Hype, If Not the Investment
Marketing

Twitter IPO Deserves the Hype, If Not the Investment

Twitter is the poster child for entrepreneurial determination and free-market opportunities. Believe that hype.
Ray Hennessey
Taking No Chances, NYSE Holds Mock Twitter IPOs
Growth Strategies

Taking No Chances, NYSE Holds Mock Twitter IPOs

The New York Stock Exchange ran three trial IPOs this past weekend, seeking to prevent a repeat of Facebook's glitch-plagued Nasdaq debut.
Brian Patrick Eha
Why Tech Valuations Can't Be Too High or Too Low
Finance

Why Tech Valuations Can't Be Too High or Too Low

The eye-popping price tags of companies such as Fab, Pinterest and Snapchat have raised concerns that valuations have gotten out of whack. The reality is there's no such thing as being overvalued or undervalued.
Ray Hennessey
5 Things Twitter Needs to Answer on Its IPO Roadshow
Finance

5 Things Twitter Needs to Answer on Its IPO Roadshow

Under traditional metrics, there is no way to justify Twitter's expected valuation. More answers are needed.
Peter S. Cohan