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Venture capital replacing IPOs

Jason Sedawie

Decisive Asset Management

As Greece continues to make headlines I thought it might be worthwhile to take a step back and look at other market trends. The venture capital firm Andreesen Horowitz put together a slide pack about technology funding. One slide hit home about the value created in private versus public markets. Private funding is replacing the option of an IPO. A company can raise enough money in the private market that they're delaying going public. By the time they do go public its usually at a decent size because of previous private market valuations. When Facebook conducted their IPO it was at a valuation of $104 billion Google at the time of their IPO was worth $23 billion. For Facebook to match Microsoft's public market returns it would need to be worth $45 trillion. This private funding trend is great for VC firms but not so great for the rest of us. Click through to (VIEW LINK) for the rest of the post


Jason Sedawie
Jason Sedawie
Executive Director
Decisive Asset Management

Jason has a background in investment management, accounting and online retail. Together these three perspectives give Jason a unique view on investment trends in global markets.

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