What a panel discussion last night. First, Frank Quattrone Founder & CEO, Qatalyst Partners, came out and gave us a "state of going IPO" talk. That lasted for the first 26 minutes. Then Ari Levy, Technology Reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek came out and ran a panel discussion with: Sameer Gandhi Partner, Accel Partners Bill Gurley Partner, Benchmark Capital Jeff Jordan General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz Doug Leone Partner, Sequoia Capital From 27:00 to 50:28 we hear this VC panel discuss going public and what they are seeing.
OK, he didn't quite say that, but here Benchmark (famous Silicon Valley VC firm) co-founder and current CEO of Wealthfront, tells tech company executives why they should consider going public and talks about why that hasn't happened so much in the past decade. But now the barn doors are open, with LinkedIn, VMware, Rackspace, LinkedIn, Zynga, and soon Facebook, all going public within the past couple of years. Learn more about Wealthfront (a web service for managing your money) at http://wealthfront.com