Kathleen Smith - Renaissance Capital


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There is no reason why the performance of the international IPO market can't accelerate. This is a conservative approach to owning an area that can be volatile.feedback
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Apr 11 2017
Kathleen Smith has been quoted 27 times. The one recent article where Kathleen Smith has been quoted is 2017 is proving to be good so far for billion-dollar start-ups. Most recently, Kathleen Smith was quoted as having said, “The IPO market has opened up for issuance in 2017 for VC-backed unicorns and other fast growth companies.”.
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It's a cloud over the Snap IPO that's going to come.feedback

On a negative note, Twitter has been on the block and hasn't been sold. There's always a price for a company. ... The strategic value has not been better than the dilution they would have to incur to own it.feedback

Investors aren't willing to buy growth at all costs.feedback

The companies that have come out have come out at low valuations compared to their peers and in some cases – like Nutanix and Coupa Software – priced below their last round of funding. So they have been leaving a lot of money on the table. Now that some are trading up notably on the first day, others will try to come out at higher prices – and that could be a problem.feedback

Because we had the shutdown in the market since April, investors have been nervous about valuation.feedback

I think we can say for sure that there's a lot of interest now, contrary to the beginning of the year, in high-growth technology IPOs.feedback

They have a lot of visibility and strong cash-flow dynamics – that's a long-term thing.feedback

Investors are willing to value high-growth companies as long as volatility is low.feedback

We expect more this year, and we'd imagine some of the larger ones are targeting 2017.feedback

Tech IPOs are being very well received right now in the market. ... The window has opened up.feedback

Nutanix is a very important deal for technology, because as a deal that will be above its private valuation. It is a sign that there's an appetite for a high-growth company that doesn't yet have earnings.feedback

The success of Line is sending a clear message that the IPO market is open for business.feedback

Strong returns are the fuel that powers the IPO issuance engine.feedback

It doesn't look like the company fundamentals will be hit by some of the macro-events, because it's riding on a wave of new technology.feedback

This is not going to help the case for the unicorns. The more you wait, the more the competitors come out.feedback

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