Oldies but goodies.

Open IPO Window

Yesterday, the NVCA and Thomson Reuters released data showing the number of venture-backed companies going public in 2014 posted the best full year for new listings since 2000.  While an IPO exit is typically the most lucrative for investors, a strategic acquisition (M&A) can result in a very positive outcome IPO WindowIPOwindow_1

The Exit Window Is Open

In the third quarter of 2014, twenty-three venture-backed companies went public (IPO) and raised $2.6 billion, marking the sixth consecutive quarter to see 20 or more venture-backed IPOs, according to the Exit Poll report by Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA).  Also reported for the third quarter Exit Window Is Opennasdaq_1

Startup Exit Opportunity

As an investor, working with entrepreneurs to grow companies, typically a goal for the company is to take it public (IPO) or be acquired by a larger company (M&A).  The timing for these exits is constantly being watched by investors and management alike. Yesterday, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) Exit Opportunitystockexchangeimage_1

The Unicorn Investor

Over the past year, startups who exit for $1 billion have been termed “unicorns”.  And, according to data compiled by CB Insights, the data on VC exits whos that there are, in fact, very few unicorn VCs.  We’ve written about the unicorn dynamic here.  Reading through the data, it shows Unicorn Investorinvest_1