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Ramp Networks Inc. –

19 years ago

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Ramp Networks Inc., a provider of shared Internet access solutions for small businesses, went public June 22. The company offered 4 million shares at $11 apiece, within its $10 to $12 filing range. BancBoston Robertson Stephens, Dain Rauscher Wessels and Hambrecht & Quist underwrote the initial public offering, which left 20.01 […]

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Phone.com Inc. –

19 years ago

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.-Phone.com Inc., a software provider that delivers Internet-based services to wireless telephones, held an initial public offering June 10. The company offered 4 million shares at $16 apiece, above its $14 to $15 filing range. Credit Suisse First Boston, BancBoston Robertson Stephens, Hambrecht & Quist and U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray underwrote the initial […]

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Salon.com –

19 years ago

SAN FRANCISCO – Salon.com, an online publication and community site, went public June 22, offering 2.5 million shares at $10.50 apiece. The company’s stock priced at the low end of its $13.50 to $10.50 filing range. W.R. Hambrecht & Co. and Daiwa Securities America Inc. underwrote the initial public offering, which left 10.73 million shares […]

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Pittsburgh’s Entrepreneurial Evolution Attracts VCs –

19 years ago

PITTSBURGH – After long bemoaning a lack of funding for Western Pennsylvania’s technology community, the region can now tap into three new sources of venture capital. Two Silicon Valley firms, Redleaf Venture Management and Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and Boston-based technology company Lycos Inc. are preparing to start venture investments in this newest technology hub, joining […]

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Ariba Inc. –

19 years ago

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Ariba Inc., a provider of business-to-business e-commerce solutions, held an initial public offering June 23. The company offered 5 million shares at $23 apiece, above its $20 to $22 filing range. Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Dain Rauscher Wessels, Deutsche Banc Alex Brown, Merrill Lynch & Co., Discover Brokerage Direct and E*Trade Securities […]

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AppNet Systems Inc. –

19 years ago

BETHESDA, Md. – AppNet Systems Inc., a provider of Internet and e-commerce services to medium- and large-size businesses, went public June 17. The company offered 6 million shares at $12 apiece, the low end of its $12 to $14 filing range. Credit Suisse First Boston, Hambrecht & Quist, Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown, The Robertson-Humphrey Co. […]

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Why Tech VCs Have Left Biotech –

19 years ago

Biotechnology, considered the darling investment sector of the high rollers in the early 1990s, seems to have fallen by the wayside, and investors are now wondering what kind of future this sector holds. Returns in biomedical portfolios in recent years have lagged behind those in information technology to the extent that large diversified venture firms […]

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Portfolio Profiles: Newbury Ventures –

19 years ago

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif./PARIS – Newbury Ventures focuses on seed- and early-stage communications and health-care companies in the United States and overseas. The firm’s managing partners – Jay Morrison, Bruce Bauer and Ossama Hassanein, along with Partner Colleen Young – work closely with entrepreneurs and VCs around the globe to help identify, support and nurture start-ups […]

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Venture-Backed IPOs Make a Comeback –

19 years ago

The first six months of 1999 produced 96 venture-backed initial public offerings – more than three times the 29 IPOs completed the preceding half year, according to Venture Economics Information Services (VEIS), a data company affiliated with VCJ. January through June also saw larger deal sizes, soaring average first-day run-ups and younger companies taking the […]

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Persistence Software Inc. –

19 years ago

SAN MATEO, Calif. – Persistence Software Inc., an e-commerce software developer, went public June 24, offering 3 million shares at $11 apiece. The company’s stock priced at the high end of its $9 to $11 filing range. BancBoston Robertson Stephens, U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray and SoundView Technology Group underwrote the initial public offering, which left […]

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Online Resources Communications –

19 years ago

MCLEAN, Va. – Online Resources & Communications Corp., a provider of outsourced e-commerce services for financial institutions, held an initial public offering June 4, offering 3.1 million shares at $14 each, the high end of the company’s $12 to $14 filing range. J.P. Morgan & Co., U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray and Keefe, Bruyette & Woods […]

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LACERA Revamps Its Private Equity Investment Program –

19 years ago

Trying to remain an active venture capital investor, the Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA) recently made a domestic fund-of-funds investment and last year revamped its private equity portfolio to include overseas partnerships. Part of the shift in LACERA’s program is the result of an ongoing problem pension investors have while trying to forge […]

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Mail.com Inc. –

19 years ago

NEW YORK – Mail.com Inc., a provider of e-mail services, held an initial public offering June 17. The company offered 6.85 million shares at $7 apiece, below its $10 to $12 filing range. Salomon Smith Barney, Painewebber Inc. and SG Cowen underwrote the initial public offering, which left 42.08 million shares outstanding. There were no […]

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Network Access Solutions Corp. –

19 years ago

STERLING, Va. – Network Access Solutions Corp., an online network service provider, went public June 3. The company offered 7.5 million shares of common stock at $12 apiece, well below its $14 to $16 filing range. Venture investors included Spectrum Equity Investors and FBR Technology Venture Partners. There were no selling shareholders. Donaldson, Lufkin & […]

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nFront Inc. –

19 years ago

NORCROSS, Ga. – nFront Inc., a provider of outsourced online banking solutions to small- to medium-size banks, held an initial public offering June 29. The company offered 3.9 million shares at $10 apiece, within its $9 to $11 filing range. Hambrecht & Quist, J.C. Brad Co., Raymond James & Associates Inc. and SoundView Technology Inc. […]

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Stamps.com Inc. –

19 years ago

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Stamps.com Inc., an online postage retailer and distributor, went public June 24, offering 5 million shares at $11 apiece. The stock priced at the high end of the company’s $9 to $11 filing range. BancBoston Robertson Stephens, Thomas Weisel Partners, Volpe Brown Whelan & Co. and Wit Capital underwrote the initial […]

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Student Advantage Inc. –

19 years ago

BOSTON – Student Advantage Inc., an online portal site for college students, went public June 17, offering 6 million shares at $8 apiece. The company’s stock priced below its $10 to $12 filing range. BancBoston Robertson Stephens, Prudential Securities, Volpe Brown Whelan & Co. and Wit Capital Corp. underwrote the initial public offering, which left […]

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Viant Corp. –

19 years ago

BOSTON – Viant Corp., an Internet business consulting company, held an initial public offering June 17. The company offered 3 million shares at $16 apiece, the high end of the company’s $14 to $16 filing range. Goldman, Sachs & Co., Credit Suisse First Boston and Wit Capital Corp. underwrote the IPO, which left 20.47 million […]

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