Pandora’s Box: Slammed Shut… And Other Weekend Reading

by Darwin on June 18, 2011

In a week that saw Pandora’s IPO launch to much fanfare and then come crashing down, there are some legitimate questions around some of the web companies going public now – and whether retail investors are buying into “hope” rather than actual future profit potential.  It will be interesting to see if Groupon can even pull off an IPO that would value the company at more than the offer they turned down from Google.  And Facebook?  Well, they can mint some money, but I’m not sure they can pull off the $100 Billion valuation many are putting on the company.  Time will tell, but this week – not a good one for new web IPOs.


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Financial Samurai June 18, 2011 at 5:03 pm

Are people really talking about a $100 bil FB valuation now? That seems nuts.

I love Pandora. I wish them the best!


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