This is how Seattle IPOs stack up with their cohort

It’s been quite a year so far for IPOs in the Seattle area. Alder BioPharmaceuticals, Immune Design and Trupanion have all gone public since the start of this year, with none of them posting earth-shattering results. That’s roughly in line with national trends in the tech and life sciences industries, according to a new report on IPOs released… Read More

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Domain registration service Rightside spins off from Demand Media, trading on Nasdaq under ticker ‘NAME’

Meet the latest publicly-traded company from the Seattle area. Kirkland-based Rightside Group, a domain name service, today completed a spin off from Demand Media Inc. Shares started trading on the Nasdaq under the ticker “NAME,” with the stock now at $15.48. “Today’s milestone is a tribute to our team’s vision, ingenuity and commitment to making… Read More

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IPO market for venture-backed companies remains strong, but M&A deals slow

It’s still a good time to go public. Twenty-eight venture-backed companies completed initial public offerings during the second quarter, raising $4.9 billion. That was a 45 percent increase in dollars raised compared to the previous quarter, according to an analysis by Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association. It was the fifth consecutive quarter… Read More


Cancer research startup Immune Design files for $60 million IPO

Immune Design Corp., a Seattle biotechnology company developing technologies to activate the body’s immune system to fight cancer, has filed to raise $60 million through an initial public offering. The company Like most biotech companies, Immune Design is losing money. It posted a net loss of $16 million last year, and has compiled an accumulated… Read More


Seattle pet health insurance company Trupanion files for IPO

Is Fido hurt? Does Max need a little treatment? No worries, Seattle startup Trupanion is looking to fill your pet health insurance needs. The Seattle company, backed by Seattle-based Maveron and others, today filed to go public in what would be the latest company from the region to price an initial public offering. It did not list… Read More

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Online storage company Box reportedly files for IPO

Box, the Los Altos, California-based online storage company that was started by Mercer Island High School grads Dylan Smith and Aaron Levie, has reportedly filed to raise cash through an initial public offering, according to The Wall Street Journal and Quartz. The documents were filed secretly with the SEC. Box, which competes against Dropbox, raised $100… Read More

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Appature parent IMS Health files for $100 million IPO

IMS Health, the healthcare data company which last year acquired Seattle-based Appature, has filed to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering. Danbury, Connecticut-based IMS Health employs 9,300 people, including a growing presence in Seattle, and posted revenue of $2.44 billion in 2012. It has more than 5,000 clients in 100 countries,… Read More


The year in quotes: From Ballmer to Bezos to Bitcoin

Wow, what a year! From Amazon drones to Steve Ballmer’s retirement to spectacularly performing IPOs, the tech industry took some wild twists and turns in 2013. Here’s our look back at the action, with some of our favorite quotes of the year. What are your favorite (or least favorite) moments of the year? December  “I… Read More


Zulily shares soar 7%, tops $5 billion market value

Seattle’s newest publicly-traded company is continuing to shine on Wall Street after its spectacular IPO last month. The stock of the daily deals company jumped more than seven percent in value today, giving it a whopping market value of $5.58 billion. (There are currently 132.2 million outstanding shares).  That’s more than both Zillow and Tableau… Read More