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2020 IPO report card: Are tech’s newest public companies meeting expectations?

2020 IPO report card: Are tech’s newest public companies meeting expectations? As the American election looms and the IPO cycle slows some, it’s a good time to review how well the public offerings we have seen thus far have performed. The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. Read it every morning on […]

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Digging into the next wave of tech IPOs

Digging into the next wave of tech IPOs After taking five consecutive business days off from my work laptop — and to shout at my personal laptop while losing games on Dominion online — I am back. I missed you. And while The Exchange’s regular columns were off this week (Friday aside, […]

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Asana’s strong direct listing lights alternative path to public market for SaaS startups

Asana’s strong direct listing lights alternative path to public market for SaaS startups This week’s pair of direct listings from Asana and Palantir were historic moments for each firm, but they also served as public business experiments. For Palantir, the event tested how far corporate governance could be twisted while leaving an […]

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Lots of happy people as Palantir and Asana spike on first day of trading

Lots of happy people as Palantir and Asana spike on first day of trading The markets are closed and the verdicts are in: investors liked what they saw in Palantir and Asana . The two companies, which debuted this morning in dual (and duel) direct listings, continued to prove that enterprise tech […]

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Dustin Moskovitz discusses Asana’s first trading day

Dustin Moskovitz discusses Asana’s first trading day It’s a big day for Asana, the work management tool that debuted on the NYSE this morning in a direct listing. Founded back in 2009 by Dustin Moskovitz and Justin Rosenstein, the company has assiduously grown over the years, taking in about $213 million in […]

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Unity Software has strong opening, gaining 31% after pricing above its raised range

Unity Software has strong opening, gaining 31% after pricing above its raised range Whoever said you can’t make money playing video games clearly hasn’t taken a look at Unity Software’s stock price. On its first official day of trading, the company rose more than 31%, opening at $75 per share before closing […]

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Frugal startups should pay attention to how JFrog’s IPO prices

Frugal startups should pay attention to how JFrog’s IPO prices In last week’s IPO wave, one company fell a bit by the wayside amongst filings from better-known companies like Asana and Palantir. JFrog, a company that TechCrunch reported helps allows developers and companies deliver application updates “in the background without disturbing the […]

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Everyone filed to go public Monday

Everyone filed to go public Monday Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. We’re back out of sequence, because literally every company you can name (well, almost) dropped an S-1 yesterday so we had to sit down and parse […]

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As losses expand, Asana is confident it has the ticket for a successful public listing

As losses expand, Asana is confident it has the ticket for a successful public listing Asana, the project management software developer, dropped its filing for a direct listing on one of the busiest days of a surprisingly busy late summer. The task management toolkit provider started by Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz and […]

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No parties allowed at the Airbnb IPO

No parties allowed at the Airbnb IPO Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. What happens when the entire podcast crew is a bit tired from, you know, everything, and does its very best? This episode, apparently. A big […]

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