Virtu’s IPO set to land, a year after postponement-Reuters

Shares of Virtu Financial Inc (VIRT.O), an electronic market maker that postponed its IPO a year ago amid the furor over Michael Lewis’ book “Flash Boys,” are slated to begin trading on Thursday in a possible sign that public angst over “high-frequency” trading is waning, Reuters reported.

VC-backed aTyr files for IPO

San Diego-based biotherapeutics company aTyr Pharma Inc has filed for an IPO. The number of shares that will be sold as well as the stock’s pricing terms have yet to be set. The company plans on trading its stock on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “LIFE.” J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Citigroup Global Markets Inc will serve as the lead underwriters. The company’s backers include Alta Partners, Cardinal Partners, Domain Associates, Polaris Partners, Sofinnova Ventures, T. Rowe Price Associates Inc, Federated Investors Inc, Deerfield, Rock Springs Capital Management, EcoR1 Capital and Sphera Global Healthcare.

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Software developer Apigee Corp files for IPO-Reuters

Apigee Corp, a developer of software to manage Web applications, has filed with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering, looking to take advantage of interest in companies that offer Internet-related services, Reuters reported.

VC-backed Cidara Therapeutics files for IPO

San Diego-based biotech company Cidara Therapeutics has filed for a $69 million IPO, according to an SEC filing. The company plans on trading on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “CDTX.” Jefferies and Leerink Partners are listed as lead underwriters. Cidara’s backers include 5AM Ventures, Aisling Capital, Frazier Healthcare and InterWest Partners.

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