Why Are Startups Taking Longer Than Ever To Go Public?

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Technology startups since the past decade are staying private for much longer. During the dot-com boom (and bust) of the 2000s, many software and internet companies were going public as early as four years since their inception. It’s safe to say that this trend has changed. Tech startups with each passing year are becoming more wary of going public, trying to play the waiting game, delaying it as much as possible. Although 2019 was a pivotal year for technology companies as some of the biggest names debuted at the markets. Uber, arguably the biggest tech startup, went public last year,…...

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Adi Gandhi Adi is a startup enthusiast, and a hobbyist writer currently pursuing a Masters degree in Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He is a big reader of non-fiction business books and has a deep interest in economics and finance.