RRE's Robinson discusses VC-backed IPO trend - The Deal Pipeline (SAMPLE CONTENT: NEED AN ID?)
Subscriber Content Preview | Request a free trialSearch  
  Go

Video

Share  |  Reprint

RRE's Robinson discusses VC-backed IPO trend

Published April 23, 2012 at 2:14 PM


James D. Robinson IV, co-founder and managing partner at RRE Ventures LLC, shares his investment strategies. RRE, which typically invests in information technology companies, expects to be in a company for about three to seven years, says Robinson. "I would argue we are actually already in a period where exits are ... shorter, rather than longer." There have been a slew of recent venture capital-backed initial public offerings, including RRE investments WisdomTree and Vocera Communications Inc. Robinson cites the election, improving conditions in Europe and the attention on Facebook Inc. as motivating factors for IPO activity. Although he suggests that Facebook-Instagram might inspire other large deals, he still feels that overall tech M&A pricing "doesn't feel like '99 yet." - Katie Roof






Share:

Meet the journalists



Movers & Shakers

Launch Movers and shakers slideshow

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association Inc. appointed Scott O'Malia as CEO, effective Aug. 18. For other updates launch today's Movers & shakers slideshow.

Video

Rockland Capital to take bids for New Jersey plant

Teasers on Eagle Point went out to prospective buyers in May and the facility, formerly owned by Sunoco, will probably fetch about $240 million. More video

Sectors