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After a long, long road to IPO, Box’s shares pop 60 percent in early trading

After more than a year of fits and stops along the road to IPO, shares of enterprise storage company Box began trading this morning on the New York Stock Exchange. The company completed the sale 12.5 million shares to investors at a price of $14 per share yesterday, exceeding its pre-IPO estimated range of $11 [...]

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IPO of last resort: Box has no choice but to go public, despite its ugly numbers

Why is Box, a cloud storage company in an increasingly commoditized category that continues to bleed cash, planning its IPO? The short answer is that it has no other choice. As we reported late in July, after a less than enthusiastic Wall Street response to its early 2014 IPO attempt, Box was forced into raising [...]

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Anti-burn: How bootstrapped Zoho survived two tech bubbles and became a massive success

Silicon Valley has been up in arms of late over burn rates. With private companies raising larger rounds at higher valuations than ever before and chasing broader market opportunities than possible in the past, it’s no surprise that entrepreneurs are spending at an unprecedented rate to grow as fast as they can. But, despite these understandable circumstances, [...]

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IT’s best friend: PagerDuty raises $27.2M Series B to help all companies manage infrastructure like Amazon

Managing IT infrastructure, be it hardware or software, is no longer confined to just so-called technology companies. In today’s age, nearly every company in the world relies on technology to run its business. And with the rise of the cloud, virtualization, and mobile, these systems and software are more distributed, operate at greater scale, and [...]

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Sorry, Dan Primack: Going public doesn’t help the country. Building great companies does

Listen up founders. If your company is still private, Fortune’s Dan Primack has got a bone to pick with you. In Dan’s world – you know, the world where he’s good friends with bankers and hedge funds from Wall St. to Greenwich, and in which he’s never run a company a day in his life – companies are [...]

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Oracle will enter the cloud when Larry’s good and ready. Uh oh, he’s ready

For years, Oracle has slow-played “the cloud,” focusing on selling traditional “on-premise” solutions and failing to deliver forward-looking products in many key categories. This pattern has lead many observers and critics to claim that Larry Ellison simply doesn’t get the cloud or that Oracle’s age of enterprise dominance was coming to a close. How wrong [...]

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