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By Rohit Kulkarni, SharesPost Anaplan, an enterprise software maker focused on cloud-based planning tools, said it will go public on Nasdaq under the aptly named ticker symbol PLAN. Privately valued at $1.41 billion, the San Francisco unicorn counts Granite Ventures, Salesforce Ventures and Baillie Gifford as its investors. Thanks to healthy fundamentals, Anaplan is well […]
By Rohit Kulkarni, SharesPost Upwork, an online platform that connects companies with freelancers, recently said it plans to go public on Nasdaq under the ticker UPWK. The company, the product of a merger between Elance and oDesk in 2014, helps everyone from the Fortune 1000 to small business clients find competent freelancers with skills in […]
By Tim Schigel, Refinery Ventures VCs are staring at a massive opportunity to make capital-efficient deals at better valuations, and it’s located squarely in the middle of the U.S. Major tech companies are establishing footholds far from Silicon Valley. Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others are rapidly expanding in the Midwest and elsewhere. Google, having outgrown California, has […]
By Rohit Kulkarni, SharesPost SurveyMonkey is finally pulling the trigger. The nearly 20-year-old unicorn, which pioneered internet polls on everything from consumer brands to politics, recently said it will go public on Nasdaq under the ticker SVMK. With revenue above $200 million for fiscal 2017, SurveyMonkey has a strong presence in the growing data intelligence […]
By Ben Marks, Blocktrade Capital I spend significant time researching ICOs to help me make informed decisions about whether to get involved. Below are four of the key characteristics I look for in assessing whether a project has a high chance of success. Secure support from influential crypto enthusiasts ICO projects are plentiful, so it […]
By Rohit Kulkarni, SharesPost Eventbrite Inc, the event ticketing and services unicorn, recently filed its S-1 in advance of its IPO. Eventbrite’s potential IPO is well timed to take advantage of the very favorable IPO market and the fresh highs in equities markets. At its most recent funding round in August 2017, the company was […]
By Rohit Kulkarni, SharesPost With sales quickly approaching $1 billion, wireless speaker maker Sonos has filed to go public. According to its updated S-1 filing, the company expects to price between $17 and $19 a share, implying a market cap of up to $1.9 billion and a 1.9x EV/Revenue multiple. Earlier media reports indicated that […]
By Rohit Kulkarni, SharesPost Tenable could very well be headed to unicorn status given its financials, improving profitability, and the strong investor demand for cybersecurity providers. The Maryland company, which investors valued at $875 million as of 2015, makes software that enables companies to understand and reduce cybersecurity threats. Tenable’s planned IPO comes amid a […]
By Rohit Kulkarni, SharesPost Spotify took an enormous gamble when it decided to directly list its shares on the NYSE in the largest deal of its kind. Unlike others, the company decided not to use the usual crowd of investment bankers, roadshow organizers, bookrunners and equity underwriters to market its stock and set an IPO […]
By Rohit Kulkarni, SharesPost Domo, a Utah analytics unicorn, recently filed for its IPO. Based on its financials, ongoing cash burn and slowing top-line growth, we think it could be headed to a down-round IPO. The company’s most recent private funding valuation was $2.28 billion as of December 2017, but we’d be surprised if its […]

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