If you’re looking at your IPO as an exit, you’re probably out of your mind. I know, that sounds strange: an IPO isn’t just an exit, it’s the ultimate exit. If you take that approach, though, you’re probably going to leave some money on the table. In a new blog post, OpenView Venture Partners writes, ‘[A]n IPO is not an exit. It’s a funding event.’
This is the perspective you need to maintain. Instead of thinking of an IPO as your way out, consider it instead to be the first day after a new, big and important round of funding. Check out the full blog post for three useful suggestions on planning to go public.
Source: OpenView Venture Partners