Tech IPOs: the outlook in 2017

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By Ali Unwin, CTO & Fund Manager, Neptune

Added 3rd March 2017

2016 was a weak year for technology IPOs – only 13 US venture-backed tech IPOs hit the market, in spite of fairly high public market valuations and investor appetite.

Tech IPOs: the outlook in 2017

Interestingly, the few that did come to market actually performed very well and traded up an average of 56% post IPO.* These companies tended to be niche business-to-business technology providers however, rather than consumer-facing brands. The likes of Uber and AirBnB have been able to raise vast sums of capital in the private markets.

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