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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Filing: Sean Parker and Klaus Hommels leave Spotify board as ex-Disney COO Thomas Staggs, ex-YouTube exec Shishir Mehrotra, others join ahead of rumored IPO   —  As Spotify inches its way to a public listing, the streaming music company — which now has 140 million users — has made some significant changes to its board of directors.
Jun 22, 2017, 3:20 PMIn context
Noel Randewich / Reuters:
Snap closes at $17, a 4.9% drop from opening price, as it sinks to its IPO price amid investor concerns about future growth and profit   —  Shares of Snap Inc dropped 4.9 percent on Thursday to its initial public offering price, highlighting investors' loss of confidence in the social media company …
Jun 15, 2017, 4:55 PMIn context
Nicholas Megaw / Financial Times:
Alfa, a UK-based financial software provider, closed up 30% on its first day of trading Friday, after raising £254M in what was UK's biggest tech IPO since 2015   —  Stock market capitalisation of financial software group rises to more than £1bn  —  Read next
May 29, 2017, 4:55 AMIn context
Nicole Bullock / Financial Times:
Cloudera prices IPO at $15/share, above $12-$14 range, raising $225M and valuing the company at about $1.9B   —  Sign that unicorns are being forced to accept big discounts on former valuations  —  Read next … Cloudera, once one of the most highly valued private tech companies …
Apr 27, 2017, 11:00 PMIn context
Pan Kwan Yuk / Financial Times:
Yext, maker of a “knowledge engine” that helps businesses sync their data across services like Google Maps, Instagram, and Siri, has filed for $100M IPO   —  Read next … Make way for another tech IPO.  —  Hot on the heels of Snap's frenzied debut, Yext …
Mar 13, 2017, 4:10 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Sriram Krishnan, who led Snap's ad tech offerings, is leaving the company after one year   —  Sriram Krishnan, who joined a year ago from Facebook, was a key leader on Snap's ad tech team.  —  Sriram Krishnan, one of Snap's top ad executives, has left the company less than a month before Snap's expected IPO.
Feb 19, 2017, 12:10 PMIn context
Maya Kosoff / Vanity Fair:
WSJ: new investors in Snap IPO won't get any voting power; founders Spiegel and Murphy, who own 45% of Snap's stock, will retain 70%+ of voting rights   —  Spiegel and Snapchat co-founder Bobby Murphy want to retain management control of their company.  —  Before Facebook went public …
Jan 16, 2017, 4:45 PMIn context
Ashley Cullins / Hollywood Reporter:
Snapchat accused of misleading investors to drive up its IPO in ex-employee lawsuit; company says the claims have no merit   —  An ex-Snapchat employee says he was fired just weeks after the company poached him from Facebook and is being blackballed.  Snap says his claims have no merit.
Jan 5, 2017, 10:30 AMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Snap Inc.'s IPO roadshow will compare the company to Facebook rather than Twitter and will feature CEO Evan Spiegel prominently as a product visionary   —  Virtual-messaging service's pitch designed to convince investors that platform can evolve into a content powerhouse
Dec 29, 2016, 2:00 PMIn context
Deborah Gage / Wall Street Journal:
NoSQL database startup Couchbase raises $30M Series F, in what CEO says is last private funding round before potential IPO   —  Couchbase Takes $30 Million in Down Round Despite Customer Gains … Database startup Couchbase, conceived from a software project at Facebook and incubated at Accel …
Mar 15, 2016, 12:40 PMIn context

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