There has been lots made of the past year’s anemic VC-backed IPO market, but let’s leave the past behind and look at what could be coming up over the liquidity horizon.
Our records indicate that there are 28 VC-backed companies currently in registration to price IPOs on U.S. exchanges, representing more than $3.75 billion in targeted raise.
More than half of the registrations occured last quarter, but there’s one from 2008 and even a pair from 2007. Also worth noting that for all the talk of 2010 being the year of the social network-related IPO (Facebook? LinkedIn? Zynga?), no such company is currently in registration. Closest we get are a pair of online marketing/advertising companies. Get the full lot of them below, in alphabetical order: