Category: IPOs

The JOBS Act: Who are they kidding?

The JOBS Act (Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act) purports to foster the growth of small businesses, allowing them easier access to funding by lowering bureaucratic hurdles and thus enabling the growth of their business a…

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Did Sarbanes-Oxley kill the tech IPO?

In a March 2 CNBC interview, Marc Andressen was asked what one thing Washington could do to increase job creation and innovation in Silicon Valley. He replied by saying “attack regulation” and went on to specifically m…

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Facebook’s IPO is truly special

Speaking as someone who’s been engaged with tons of IPO filings, Facebook’s was the most interesting S-1 read ever. IPOs, in general, typically provide a high-energy, exciting, positive environment, but this one is spe…

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Zynga’s IPO hiccup: why they got it right in the end

We tend to assume the worst when we hear the words “material weakness,” and for public companies required to comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, it’s certainly not good news. But in terms of Zynga’s hiccup last wee…

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