What's next for tech IPOs?
It has been a turbulent time for big tech companies looking to go public. Both Uber & Lyft flopped in their public debuts, & WeWork pulled its IPO after facing a barrage of criticism for its history of losses & the outsize influence of its now-former CEO. Will these high-profile stumbles cast a shadow over the next companies to go public?
Join Carleton English (The Information), Alan Patricof (Greycroft) & Rett Wallace (Triton) for a discussion about the future of the IPO process.
Host & Speakers
Carleton English is a New York-based reporter, covering Wall Street for The Information. Previously, she spent three years at the New York Post, where she covered hedge funds, markets, & the stories behind some of Wall Street's biggest personalities. She also worked at TheStreet & CNBC. Before switching to journalism, she worked in financial services, including a nearly five-year stint at a Seattle-based wealth management firm.
Alan Patricof is chairman emeritus of Greycroft. A longtime innovator & advocate for venture capital, Alan entered the industry in its formative days with the creation of Patricof & co. Ventures inc., a predecessor to Apax partners - today, one of the world's leading private equity firms with $41 billion under management. He stepped back from the daily administration & operational aspects of Apax partners, lp in 2004 to concentrate on a group of small venture deals on its behalf. In 2006, he founded Greycroft, a venture capital firm, to invest in leading early & expansion stage investments in digital media. With offices in new york & la, Greycroft is currently investing from its fourth fund as well as its growth fund, & has $1b+ under management.
Rett Wallace is the Founder of Triton, which provides thought-provoking "situation reports" on upcoming tech IPOs, allowing Wall Street to get a clear view behind a company's S-1, including WeWork, Peloton, Datadog, Uber & Lyft. Rett is regularly cited by financial media, such as Bloomberg, CNBC & the Financial Times, for his frank assessments of the IPO market. Before founding Triton, Rett Wallace had almost 20 years of experience as an investor & merchant banker at Allen & Company, Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers, & at his own firm.
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