Is IPO the ultimate sign of success?
Highly valued companies are staying private for longer. How do we motivate growth stage founders when the path to exit is prolonged? Private equity exits used to be both stigmatised and inaccessible for most startups. No longer. They're now becoming a go-to strategy, accounting for almost one-fifth of VC exits. Will this last or should IPOs be the ultimate goal for founders and investors?
Ravi Viswanathan New View Capital
Alex Irwin-Hunt fDi Magazine (Financial Times)
Nizar Tarhuni PitchBook