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Africa e-tailer Jumia’s shares fall 4% day after IPO lockup expiration

Africa e-tailer Jumia’s shares fall 4% day after IPO lockup expiration Shares of Africa focused e-commerce company Jumia dropped 4% the day after the lockup period expired for its April IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. The lockup provision prevents major shareholders — namely those who purchased equity pre-public listing — […]

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How Peloton made sweat addictive enough to IPO

How Peloton made sweat addictive enough to IPO It makes lazy people like me work out. That’s the genius of the Peloton bicycle. All you have to do is velcro on the shoes and you’re trapped. You’ve eliminated choice and you will exercise. Through a succession of savvy product design choice I’ll break […]

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The We Company reportedly will put its public offering on hold

The We Company reportedly will put its public offering on hold The We Company, parent company of the short-term real estate property management and development company WeWork and other We-related subsidiaries, is reportedly shelving its plans for an initial public offering. The company’s plans for a public offering have been hampered by […]

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Cloudflare cofounder Michelle Zatlyn on the company’s IPO today, its unique dual class structure, and what’s next

Cloudflare cofounder Michelle Zatlyn on the company’s IPO today, its unique dual class structure, and what’s next Shares of Cloudflare rose 20% today in its first day of trading on the public market, opening trading at $18 after it priced its IPO at $15 a share yesterday and holding steady through the day. […]

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WeWork loses its chief communications officer ahead of planned IPO

WeWork loses its chief communications officer ahead of planned IPO It could just be a better job offer, but WeWork’s top communications executive, Jennifer Skyler, has announced to her contacts that she is leaving the co-working giant to become the chief corporate affairs officer at American Express later this fall. Skyler joined […]

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2019 tech IPOs: Some thoughts from the public company roller coaster

2019 tech IPOs: Some thoughts from the public company roller coaster Scott Sanborn Contributor Scott Sanborn is CEO of LendingClub. 2019 has already been an active year for U.S. tech IPOs. Some highly anticipated unicorns, such as Uber and Lyft, have disappointed investors with their IPO debuts and their first results as […]

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Megvii, the Chinese startup unicorn known for facial recognition tech, files to go public in Hong Kong

Megvii, the Chinese startup unicorn known for facial recognition tech, files to go public in Hong Kong Megvii Technology, the Beijing-based artificial intelligence startup known in particular for its facial recognition brand Face++, has filed for a public listing on the Hong Kong stock exchange. Its prospectus did not disclose share pricing […]

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WeWork’s S-1 misses these three key points

WeWork’s S-1 misses these three key points No startup is as polarizing as WeWork, and for good reason. The company, whose relentless growth has seen it open 528 locations across 111 cities in just about nine years, has never been entirely forthcoming on exactly how the unit economics add up at its […]

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WeWork accelerates IPO plans, plots September listing

WeWork accelerates IPO plans, plots September listing WeWork chief executive officer Adam Neumann is already rich, but soon all of the early employees and investors of the co-working giant will be too. The business, now known as The We Company, has accelerated its plans to go public, according to a new report […]

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Medallia stock up 76% following first day trading on the NYSE

Medallia stock up 76% following first day trading on the NYSE Customer experience management platform Medallia (NYSE: MDLA) rose more than 70% in its New York Stock Exchange debut Friday. The nearly two-decades-old business priced its shares at $21 apiece, the top of its proposed range, Thursday evening and traded as high […]

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