TheGlobal Technology Symposiumhas been a leading Silicon Valley platform for ideas sharing & discussion for 16 years. This year we are launching monthly talks regarding hot topics foreseeing the GTS Conference in October (24th& 25th).
The opening panel is going to be about IPOs.
It's pouring tech IPOs! After a burst of initial public offerings in 2018, the IPO pipeline for 2019 looks even more alluring.Uber, Zoom, Slack, Palantir Technologies, Robinhood, Pinterest, Postmatesand more are expected to go public this year. Join us for that talk & get your answers to IPO-related questions from the leading industry experts first hand.
17.30 - 18.15 -Registration & Networking
18.15 - 19.00 -Panel (Moderator - Sasha Johnson, Co-founder Draper VTB Fund & Founder GTS conference.
Speakers - Company who recently won IPO over, Law Firm, Leading VC Firm)
19.00 - 19.15 -Q&A
19.15 - 20.15 -Networking
Together, all the above tech companies have raised more than$50 billionfrom private investors, roughly equivalent to the market capitalization of General Motors. Many of their private valuations are enormous, withUber last valued at $120 billionand The We Company (formerly WeWork) at$47 billion. Now companies tend to stay private twice longer than 10 years ago & to go IPO with now profits. With so many private investors willing & able to provide capital, you might wonder, why bother going public at all? What is fair valuation? How comfortable are investors in this year's wave of IPOs betting on companies that have yet to prove they can make money? Get your answers to these questions & more.
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