IPO Basics Made Simple

by Mashable

Do you know your IPO basics? There may not be a pop quiz, but with the clock counting down to Facebook’s initial public offering, it’s worth brushing up.

Lucky for you Jeremiah Warren has made cramming both easy and entertaining. His short, informative, and incredibly cool video will walk you through what the average IPO typically entails, and briefly explain the requirements, the risks, and what’s at stake for the companies involved. Take a few minutes and watch the full video, originally posted by Mashable.

Related Content from OpenView:

There are more than a few popular misconceptions regarding IPOs, and Phil Fernandez, founder and CEO of marketing automation software company Marketo, is out to set the record straight. In this OpenView guest post he reveals what it actually takes to prepare for an IPO and what companies should expect after they achieve it. And for an example of how not to handle an IPO, read this post from the OpenView Blog.