This may be a surprise to some, but it’s not like a lot of companies had their IPOs in 2003. The big tech companies in the tech industry got their IPOs in 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, and again in 2013. The following list is our top ten IPOs that occurred in the tech industry from 2003 to 2013.
These tech IPOs gave us the internet, web browsers, and e-commerce software. That’s it. Of course, the original tech industry in turn gave us the space shuttle, computers, cell phones, and the internet.
These tech IPOs gave us everything. So many of these tech IPOs didn’t even really make anything. Their sole purpose was to give companies more resources to make new products for the tech industry. As we saw in the previous list, all of these tech IPOs were created with the goal of increasing the internet and web use, and were generally created to get the companies more money.
The problem is that these tech IPOs weren’t really new when they were created. Most of them were created by the same companies that were giving us the internet. So let’s start with some of the first and most famous tech IPOs, as they are often the first to be forgotten. As we saw in the previous list, two of the three giants of the tech IPOs were Microsoft and Google.
This is where the new list comes in. The first two companies that had their IPo in 2003 are both Microsoft and Google, and the third is also Microsoft and Google. In the tech IPO we learn that Microsoft had a very good IPO. They went public on the dot-com bubble with a market cap of over $11 billion at the time, and with a stock price of around $80 per share.
It’s worth noting that the number of IPO-related IPOs for Microsoft and Google is also fairly small. I remember back in 2003, when I first wrote about Microsoft’s IPO, it was the most popular IPO that year. Although Google’s IPO was much smaller at only about 700 million in market cap, the number of IPOs in that year was also quite small, in my opinion.
It seems that the number of IPOs that year was almost as small as the number of IPOs that this year.
The reason is that the IPO market for most tech companies is much smaller than the overall market, so it doesn’t have the same effect. There were many smaller IPOs over the years, so it’s safe to say that companies that didn’t IPO in that year and year only were more successful.
With the exception of perhaps Palm, this year was the only year in which investors were able to get their hands on IPOs that were still working and had been profitable long after their IPO. The reason is that most large tech companies are still in existence and still making money. They are, after all, only worth money based on how long they are around.
Even so, there are over a few hundred companies that are still in existence. The vast majority were not as profitable as they would have been had they IPO’d at the time of their IPO. This is because the companies that survive have since been acquired by bigger players or companies that will likely be acquired by larger players.