• To IPO or not to IPO ?

    May 29, 2012

    Forgive the bastardization of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, because when it comes to French tech IPO’s, one could argue that MacBeth is more appropriate (“Double, double, toil and trouble. Fire burn and cauldron bubble…”). In the last two columns we reviewed the basics of IPO’s and examined some of the challenges that venture-backed companies like Facebook confront […]

  • Going public: It’s complicated

    May 22, 2012

    {Note: this post represents the second installment in a Rude VC series on IPO. The introductory post is here.} Last week in this column we reviewed the basics on an initial public offering, particularly the flavor available in France. Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you would know that since then, Facebook has gone […]

  • The start of a new adventure

    May 15, 2012

    If you’ve been reading the French press recently, you are no doubt aware that this week represents the start of a new adventure… I’m of course referring to the imminent road show for Facebook’s IPO. Already affecting a billion people on the planet, and probably 100% of RudeBaguette readers, Facebook strikes me as the perfect […]

  • Making your board work for you

    May 8, 2012

    Fred Wilson ran an excellent series recently on his blog about startup boards of directors. The series began with several posts of Fred’s typically concise and valuable insights, and subsequently featured guest opinions from a number of experienced practitioners in the ecosystem. I encourage you to read them all (start here) when you have time […]

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