Techs Get Unfair IPO Treatment From The Media

from the tech-is-sexy dept

The biggest IPO this year, so far? It wasn’t Google. Google didn’t even make second place. Two other companies raised more money in their IPOs earlier this year, but didn’t generate nearly the same interest — and so some are wondering why tech companies seem to get a disproportionate amount of attention compared to non-tech company IPOs. The general conclusion “tech is sexy,” may only explain half the story (though, it’s clearly part of it). Another part of the attention given to tech companies, generally, is based on their potential for growth, whereas many non-tech companies that go public don’t have the same meteoric growth potential (or corresponding risk).

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