Hot technology startups have traditionally raised the cash they needed to break into the big time through initial public offerings. IPOs became synonymous with instant wealth for company founders and those lucky enough to buy those shiny new shares. But for some of the new generation of tech firms going public, one thing is very different: they don’t need the money.

  • What's the Difference Between an IPO and a Direct Listing?
    The companies who IPO have underwriters--generally banks--that help the company price and aid with regulatory requirements. However, the underwriters charge a fee when they help a company IPO. A ...
    07/17/2019 - 5:30 am | View Link
  • What Is a Direct Public Offering (DPO)?
    is when a company directly offers its stock to the public by listing it on a stock exchange. In contrast, an IPO is a new stock issue in which one or (usually) a group of investment banks -- known ...
    06/29/2019 - 5:31 am | View Link
  • Slack: Direct listings are a bit more like IPOs than you think
    Slack, a US messaging company, last week became the second big tech firm to use a direct listing as its route to the public markets. And so came the excited chatter, just as it did with Spotify in ...
    06/23/2019 - 10:45 pm | View Link
  • Inside Slack’s direct listing; State Street goes toe-to-toe with BlackRock
    Slack hired 10 different banks to participate in its direct listing, but all but three didn’t do anything besides providing research on the company, sources familiar told Business Insider. Instead, ...
    06/22/2019 - 1:01 am | View Link
  • One of the most influential VCs in Silicon Valley told startups to 'call Morgan Stanley' after Slack's successful direct listing (WORK)
    "If your company is interested in a direct-listing, recommend you call Morgan Stanley," Gurley said Thursday in a tweet thread. "Other banks want to position direct listings as 'exceptional' or 'rare. ...
    06/21/2019 - 5:59 am | View Link
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