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.’

Believe it.

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