Terms

Initial Public Offering

Abbreviation
IPO

An IPO or Initial Public Offering is a company’s way of offering shares of a private corporation to the public on a new stock issuance. It is the first time a privately-owned company gives up parts of its ownership to shareholders. IPOs provide companies with an opportunity to obtain capital by offering shares through the primary market. An IPO can be seen as an exit strategy for the company’s founders and early investors, realizing the full profit from their private investment.

Entity Types

Stock Market

Mentioned by the Following

Entities

Ashika Group
Closed-End Fund Association
Corbin Advisors
ENAM
Forge Global
GIB Capital
IPO Candy
IPO Edge
Kleiner Perkins
LionTree
M Partners
New Enterprise Associates
TradeStation
Wall Street Daily

Entity Types

Close Ended Investment Management Company
Special Purpose Acquisition Company

People

Anne Richards
Anthony Buffa
Bill Tai
Brett Hickey
Carl Walter
Chris Berry
Chris DeMuth Jr
Dan Simkowitz
Daren Riley
David Collins
David Copeman
David Rose
David Trainer
Divya Narendra
Don Jones
Edward Bonham-Carter
Erez Katz
Frank Holmes
Fred Thiel
Gillian Yu
Harry Jaako
Jamie Strauss
Jay Ritter
Jim Berry
John Dwyer
John Quinn
Josh Wolfe
Justin Spittler
Kris Tuttle
Marc Poirier
Marcelo Lopez
Martin Friedman
Matt Emmer
Matthew Roszak
Matthias Knab
Maureen Farrell
Max Wolff
Melissa Corrado-Harrison
Michael Becker
Michael Breit
Michael Glennon
Michael Nicoletos
Michael Parekh
Nathan Rose
Nikesh Desai
Rebecca Corbin
Richard Hough
Rob Bertino Jr.
Rob Claassen
Rob Frasca
Roger Mitchell
Ron Thiessen
Ryan Caldbeck
Sabrina Fox
Sang Lee
Scott White
Scott Wieler
Stephanie Ferris
Steve Clapham
Steve Foerster
Steven Lord
Stuart Veale
Tim Beyers
Viktor Shvets
Will Strong
Xavier Rolet

Publications

Blank Check Speculator
Busted IPO Forum
Complete Idiot's Guide to Investing in Internet Stocks
Early-Stage Playbook
Equity Valuation
IPO Edge
IPO Insider
IPO Speculator
IPO Trailblazers
Investing Megatrends 2020
Nova X Report
The New Scrooge Investing

Strategies

Exit Strategy