Tag: IPO

Amazon IPO 1997-2019

If You Had Invested In Amazon’s IPO…

In 1994, the 30-year-old Jeff Bezos filed the paperwork to start a company called Cadabra, an online bookstore. Quickly re-named Amazon, after the world’s largest river, the company sold its first book one year later and went public in May…

Snapchat's Founder Evan Speigel

Venture Explains: Snap’s Mega IPO

What is it? Snap, the owner of Snapchat, the hugely popular vanishing messaging app, is expected to go public this month at a vertiginous valuation of around $25 billion, the biggest IPO for a US tech company since Facebook’s historic…

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Souq.com Plans IPO at $1.2 Billion Value – Report

Souq.com, the region’s biggest online retailer, is reportedly planning to sell around a 30 percent stake that would give the company a valuation of at least $1.2 billion. The Dubai-based company has appointed Goldman Sachs to find potential buyers for…

Stick to the Fundamentals

Gauging the potential success of a startup can be tricky for any investor. But at the end of the day, a company’s fundamentals remain a reliable guide. Equity usually brings returns in mainly two ways: profit (dividends) and capital gains….

Arabia.com: The Legacy Lives On

Twenty years have passed since a team of creative young Jordanians launched Arabia.com, the first ever Arabic web portal. Even though it fell victim to the dot-com crash, the pioneering Internet project left behind a legacy that resonates to this…

Nuqul Goes for Growth

Not content with its already strong position in Jordan and the wider region, the Nuqul Group is undertaking an ambitious expansion plan which aims to take the multifaceted company to the next level. By Elisa Oddone Ghassan Nuqul made a…

Alissar: A Blooming Business

Founded in Amman over three decades ago as a small family-run florist, Alissar’s distinctive flower arrangements can now be found in homes and businesses across the region, including some of the Gulf’s most luxurious hotels. By Dina al Wakeel The…

Nuqul Plans to Sell 25 Percent Stake in Fine – Vice Chairman

Jordan’s Nuqul Group is planning to sell off around 25 percent of Fine Hygienic Holdings, one of the region’s largest tissue and paper products manufacturers, in a bid to boost the group’s growth, Nuqul Vice Chairman Ghassan Nuqul told Venture….

Year in Pictures

The Events that Shaped 2014 From the rise of ISIS and the triple airline catastrophes of Malaysian airlines, to Africa’s deadly Ebola outbreak and Israel’s war on Gaza, it often seemed like 2014 was overburdened with horrific events. But even…

Setting Boundaries

Getting investors on board is vital for any business to succeed. But founders should remain in the driving seat. By Nader Museitif From weak product or service design, to pricing or strong competition, businesses can fail for many reasons. Some…