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Conference Call

What Direct Listings Mean for Tech Employees

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

VCs are pushing them. Some bankers are embracing them—it seems. But what does the prospect of more direct listings mean for employees at tech companies on the road to going public? Join The Information’s Jessica Lessin and other members of the team to discuss this state of play and what a direct listing may mean for you if your company does one instead of a traditional IPO.

We will discuss:

  • How employees should prepare and what questions they should ask- Post-listing volatility and the variables 
  • Bill Gurley’s direct listing summit for VCs, directors and advisors this week. The takeaways from some dozen attendees and details from inside the room.
  • How and why VCs are shifting their tune around direct listings. Why some VCs may seek out founders they believe are amenable to them.
  • New pre-IPO funding structures that lawyers are circulating to address capital raising 
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Tuesday, October 8, 2019
9:00 am - 9:45 am PDT
Conference Call
Who Can Attend

Please note that this call is for all subscribers of The Information only and is non-transferable. Dial-in details will be sent out 30 minutes prior to the call.


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Jessica Lessin

Editor-in-chief, The Information

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Carleton English

Reporter, The Information