Ipo

Smith Electric Vehicles halts IPO plans

Smith Electric Vehicles was hoping to raise capital through an initial public offering, but called off that plan and will turn to private capital instead. It’s the latest cleantech company that hasn’t been able to go public in 2012.

Facebook buys Glancee in another mobile play

Facebook confirmed on Friday night that it had purchased Glancee, a mobile app that uses your location and Facebook log in to connect you with like-minded individuals in real life. It’s pre-IPO shopping spree in the mobile arena continues.

What Demandware IPO says about Wall Street & tech IPOs

Demandware who? Yeah, that is exactly what I thought. The $88 million IPO of this e-commerce platform provider has priced at $16-a-share which values the company at $448 million — a sign that Wall Street is ready to punt on even marginal technology IPOs.

The Facebook IPO Lowdown 2-1-12

»  Facebook’s biggest risks explained (ReadWriteWeb)

»  Is Facebook’s IPO the start of something, or the end? (GigaOm)…

Facebook’s Birth Certificate

Facebook is widely expected to go public in the very near future with a valuation north of $75 billion. It’s a moment that tech watchers hav…

The Morning Lowdown 11-18-11

»  Yelp Files to Raise $100 Million in IPO of Consumer-Review Internet Site (Bloomberg)

»  Has The Kindle Fire Already…

Fulcrum BioEnergy files for an IPO to raise up to $115M

Biofuel companies continue to look to the public markets. On Friday, trash-to-fuel company Fulcrum BioEnergy filed for an IPO that could raise up to $115 million. The Pleasanton, Calif.-based company, which has generated no revenues, turns garbage into ethanol using a gasification and purification process.

The Morning Lowdown 08-08-11

»  News Corp.’s Soft Power in the U.S. (David Carr/NYT)

»  20% of the UK online population use iPlayer. Here’s how the…

The Morning Lowdown 02.25.2011

»  Glam Media is listening to the sales pitches of about 14 Wall Street banks in preparation for an IPO, according to unidentified…

Reply.com Buys AdHubs In Mobile Expansion

Online leads marketplace Reply.com has made its second small acquisition in two weeks, purchasing mobile ad network adHubs, which has about…

The Secondary Market is Hot Hot Hot!

With technology stars like Facebook, Zynga and Twitter holding off on IPOs, it’s meant even more business for private stock markets like SecondMarket. The trading service said transactions in the fourth quarter hit $157.8 million, more the doubling the $75 million recorded from the third quarter.

Big Chinese Wind Power IPO to Ring in 2011

Chinese wind turbine maker Sinovel Wind plans to raise about 9.46 billion yuan ($1.4 billion) in what would be Shanghai’s biggest ever IPO. That’s pretty aggressive, but given China’s booming greentech economy, perhaps not unexpected.

Xpert Financial Offers Start-Ups An IPO Alternative

Xpert Financial just announced today that it has gotten approval to open an electronic trading platform that will give companies capital and liquidity but without the requirements of going public. This could allow companies to stay private longer and further erode the IPO market.

The Morning Lowdown 08.12.10

»  Funny, but wasn’t Demand Media always profitable, according to CEO Richard Rosenblatt? Well, as the IPO filing revealed, that r…

Skype Files for IPO

Skype, the Internet telephony company, is looking to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering, according to an S-1 filing with the SEC. The offering was widely viewed as in the cards, though I admit it came sooner than I thought.

Facebook IPO Might Not Come Until 2012

That Facebook IPO may be even further off than previously thought … A report by Bloomberg cites insiders who say that the company may wai…

Eyeblaster’s IPO Gets Smaller

Eyeblaster, which filed to raise up to $115 million in an IPO in March, now says it expects to raise at most three-quarters of that amount.…

Will RealD’s IPO Be a Blockbuster or a Flop?

RealD, which licenses the 3-D technology used by a majority of theaters in the U.S., is going public this week. Its IPO, which is the first by a company selling modern 3-D technology, could be a harbinger of the 3-D market as a whole.

Amyris IPO Update: DOE Funds Roll In, Losses Top $136M

Amyris Biotechnologies has taken one more step toward the long sought goal of commercial scale next-gen biofuel production. The IPO hopeful’s latest filing with regulators shows it has collected its first revenue from a multimillion dollar federal grant awarded late last year.

ReachLocal Slashes Price Of IPO

Not a good omen for the string of digital media companies that have filed to go public in recent months. ReachLocal, which is likely to star…

Calix, Broadband Gear Maker, Goes Public

Calix Networks, a Petaluma, Calif.-based broadband gear maker, sold 6.33 million shares at $13 each to raise $82 million from the public markets. One of the rare telecom IPOs, it could help boost the fortunes of other IPO candidates like Force 10 and Telx.

Force10 IPO — Better Late Than Never?

Force10, the networking company, filed for an IPO today, one of many companies seeking to hit the public markets. Its filing doesn’t reflect the return of the big-ticket technology offering as much as it reflects a chance to exit while it still can.

QuinStreet Cuts Size Of IPO

QuinStreet is shrinking the size of its IPO. The online marketing company now says it expects to raise about $165 million by selling stock t…

Facebook Investors: No 2010 IPO for Facebook

The two major investors in Facebook, speaking today at DLD in Munich, put a line in the sand: read their lips, no IPO for the company in 201…

Ancestry.com Files For $75 Million IPO

Genealogy company Ancestry.com has filed for an IPO and plans to raise about $75 million in the offering, according to an SEC filing. It pla…

Venture-Capital Exits At Six-Year Low

First, the good news: There were actually four three venture-backed IPOs in the second quarter, compared to only one over the prior 13 month…

The Solid-State Future

Every so often a new technology emerges that changes everything. In the world of storage, the last major media shift was the…

Global Telecom M&A Fell In Fourth Quarter 08

Global deal-making in the telecom sector fell sharply in the final quarter of 2008, with the total M&A count coming in at 129, compared to 1…

Changing World IPO Is a No-Go

Biofuel developer Changing World Technologies has withdrawn its filing for an initial public offering, making it even more unlikely that we’ll see…

How to Build a Financial Crisis-Proof Business

We’ve written recently about how bootstrapping founders can help themselves navigate a very tight credit market. Now, the implosion of the investment…

Memo To Zuckerberg: Hope You Have Good Lawyers

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is not wanting for unsolicited advice. Sell now, wait for an IPO, follow your bliss… it’s all out there. Howe…

Chinese Ringtone Seller A8.com Files For IPO

A8.com, which mainly sells ringtones and other digital music to mobile phone subscribers in China, has filed for an initial public offering…

Sulekha Plans For An IPO In 2009

Sulekha.com, the grand-daddy of Indian community portals, which had raised $10 million from Norwest Venture Partners is considering an IPO i…

Penthouse To File For $250 Million IPO

Penthouse Media Group, the troubled adult media company, plans to file for a $250 million IPO, the company has announced. It says it plans t…

Search/E-Commerce Firm Accoona Withdraws IPO

The only surprise here is that it took so long to be official: Search/e-commerce firm Accoona has withdrawn its IPO plans, first announced i…

Jive Software Dreams of an IPO

(Updated) Portland-based Jive Software, an enterprise collaboration software company we have covered in the past is dreaming of an IPO, perhaps as…

Constant Contact Shares Surge in Debut

Shares of e-mail newsletter manager Constant Contact surged in the company’s public market debut, closing at $27.64 — well above the $16 p…

OmniWeb 5.5 Public Beta

The Omni Group has released a public beta of the next version of their OmniWeb browser. Version 5.5 brings some much needed…

Three Web 2.0 Things

Three shiny new web 2.0 things – Inquisitor, (via) an Ajax-based instant quasi-search engine, which is a nifty skin if nothing else.…

Moto goes Mesh

Motorola is trying to get more of those public network infrastructure dollars and is buying Mesh Networks for an undisclosed amount. Motorola…

Where is the ease of use?

Most of you have heard me complain, bitch, moan and rant about how tech companies don’t make it easier on consumers when…

Trouble for 3F W-CDMA?

South Korea has become a defacto test bed for anything broadband, and what it decides does have major implications around the world.…