• $445 billion flowed into startups in the last five years. Now it's threatening to upend one of Silicon Valley's most celebrated customs

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    The traditional initial public offering process may be in the process of being disrupted.
    Spotify went public last year using a different process and may soon be followed by enterprise software company Slack .
    Startups have good reasons to spurn regular IPOs - they're costly and time-consuming.
    Thanks to the massive amounts of money that have flowed into Silicon Valley in recent years, many companies are likely well positioned to go public a different way.
    The avalanche of money that's piled into Silicon Valley lately may be starting to disrupt more than just the taxi business and...
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