Safeguard Insights

March 29, 2017

When Is a Unicorn Really Worth $1 Billion?

In an era of ambitious startup valuations, it’s important to remember how difficult it is to grow and sustain a viable ‘unicorn’ – a company…

Posted by David Luk

November 18, 2013

The Role of the Board in the IPO Process

Recently IPO or looking to go public in the next 12-18 months? Then you don’t want to miss the Pre- and Post-IPO Board Forum, hosted by…

Posted by John E. Shave III

September 25, 2013

Why the Rocket Fuel IPO is good news for MediaMath

Shares of Rocket Fuel (NASDAQ: FUEL) literally took off on its first day as a publicly traded company. After pricing at the high end of the expected…

Posted by John E. Shave III

October 5, 2012

Week in Review: Third Quarter 2012 Venture-Backed IPOs Double Year Over Year

The third quarter is officially under our belts, and the first venture capital numbers are already out. Ten venture-backed IPOs raised $1.1 billion in the…

Posted by John E. Shave III

July 12, 2012

Safeguard Scientifics Steve Zarrilli Named ‘CFO of the Year’ by Philadelphia Business Journal

When Stephen T. Zarrilli joined Safeguard in 2008, the company was in the midst of an effort to rebuild its brand and reputation in the…

Posted by John E. Shave III

May 18, 2012

Week in Review: Facebook and Other Venture-Backed IPOs Grab Headlines

The big news today is the Facebook IPO. The company that famously started in a Harvard dorm room set three records at IPO, including the…

Posted by John E. Shave III

April 6, 2012

Week in Review: Strong First Quarter for IPOs, JOBS Act Becomes Law

The first quarter of 2012 has come and gone, leaving positive signs for venture capitalists. Twenty venture-backed start-ups made their IPO in the past three…

Posted by John E. Shave III

February 10, 2012

Week in Review: IPO Madness and New Partner Company Spongecell

The past two weeks were brought to you by the letters IPO. From Facebook’s well-documented filing to this week’s IPO price cuts, a flurry of…

Posted by John E. Shave III

November 30, 2011

Do Europe’s Problems Really Impact Us?

We are constantly being reminded of the economic challenges impacting members of the European Union. It is no surprise that the economic upheaval in Greece…

Posted by Stephen T. Zarrilli

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