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Candy Crash? King Digital slips 10% in IPO debut

King Digital Entertainment, the maker of the hit Candy Crush Saga game, is trading at nearly 10 percent below its opening share price of $22.50 in its high-profile debut this morning on the New York Stock Exchange. Shares of the Dublin-based company are currently trading around $20.23. The drop underscores investor concerns that the company… Read More

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Online storage company Box files for $250M IPO

Box, the Los Altos, California-based online storage company that was started by Mercer Island High School grads Dylan Smith and Aaron Levie, today filed for a $250 million IPO. The filing shows a $169 million loss off $124.2 million in revenue for the year ended on Jan. 31, 2014. Revenue grew 110 percent from the… Read More

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Alibaba invades Amazon’s turf with U.S. IPO

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has finally confirmed it will be having an initial public offering in the U.S. The event that could raise a jaw-dropping $15 billion, and value the e-commerce giant at $150 billion. That will be in line with Facebook’s public offering, which raised $16 billion, and was the third-largest IPO in U.S…. Read More

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GoDaddy prepping for IPO

GoDaddy is currently in talks with a number of investment banks to find a backer for an initial public offering, according to reports made by Reuters and the Wall Street Journal today, citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter. The web services company, which was founded in 1997, tried to go public in 2006, but… Read More

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Crushing it: King’s IPO filing shows nearly $1.9B in revenue

After a decade in business, casual game maker King Digital Entertainment saw its revenue soar to nearly $1.9 billion in 2013, with profits of almost $568 million, as its hit game Candy Crush Saga transformed the company (and its financial statements). Those are among the details revealed in the company’s IPO registration filing, made public… Read More

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DocuSign is planning for an eventual IPO

Virtual signatures are big business, and one Seattle-based company is hoping that will propel them to a successful IPO. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal’s Venture Capital Dispatch blog, DocuSign is actively planning to go public, as it works to rapidly expand its business into new verticals. The company currently has 48… Read More

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Seattle’s new billion dollar man: Here’s who scored in Zulily’s spectacular IPO

Zulily’s initial public offering today represented a huge milestone for the Seattle company. It also made the founders and venture capitalists fabulously rich. Take, for instance, 43-year-old Zulily co-founder and chairman Mark Vadon who was able to maintain a 31.4 percent stake in the company through multiple rounds of financing. Vadon’s 35.4 million shares now… Read More

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Shares of Zulily skyrocket in IPO debut, open at $39.40

Everything about Zulily throughout its short history has been fast, so much so that employees of the Seattle daily deals company often refer to its accelerated pace as “Zulily time.” Now, the stock of the 4-year-old company, which just began trading Friday morning under the ticker ZU, is starting out with a big bang. Zulily,… Read More

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Twitter at 2,000 employees, up 90% from last year

Twitter’s IPO filing was made public today and it noted that the company now employs 2,000 worldwide. According to the SEC filing, that’s up approximately 90 percent from June 30, 2012 — an increase of over 900 full-time employees. The social network said it expects to continue hiring and make acquisitions to add talent. It… Read More

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Nanostring IPO disappoints as shares fall 20% on first day

It was a tough first day on the stock market for Seattle’s NanoString Technologies, with shares falling 19.4 percent on Wednesday as the stock closed at $8.06. The 138-person company, a maker of genomic analysis tools which spun out of genomics pioneer Leroy Hood’s Institute for Systems Biology in 2003, earlier this month planned to sell shares in the range of… Read More

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NanoString sets IPO range of $13-$15, plans to trade on Nasdaq under ticker NSTG

Seattle’s NanoString Technologies today set the terms for its upcoming initial public offering, with plans to sell shares in the range of $13 to $15 per share. The 138-person company, a maker of genomic analysis tools which spun out of genomics pioneer Leroy Hood’s Institute for Systems Biology in 2003, initially filed for an IPO last month…. Read More

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Big offering for big data: Tableau prices stock at $31 per share

Tableau Software had been boosting its proposed price for Friday’s initial public offering for the past few weeks and now we’ve got a concrete number. The company will price its shares at $31 for Friday’s IPO and offer five million shares, while stockholders are offering 3.2 million shares. It marks the biggest tech IPO of the year, with… Read More

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Jeff Bezos-backed Workday soars in IPO, now valued more than rival Concur

Workday, a Pleasanton, California-based company that specializes in cloud-based payroll, financial management and employee expense management, is soaring in its initial public offering today. The company, which priced the IPO at $28 under the ticker WDAY, is now trading around $47 per share. The competitor to Redmond-based Concur Technologies is backed by Amazon.com co-founder Jeff… Read More

Facebook shares are officially in the 'hangover' phase

After all-night hackathon, Facebook rings opening bell

[Update, 9:21 a.m.: Facebook shares have settled in around $40/share, after opening at $42. Notably, shares of Zynga, the maker of blockbuster Facebook games, have plunged 13 percent today, and the NASDAQ is down slightly.] Can Facebook hold on to its hacker culture as it becomes a public company? In the buildup to the social… Read More