But what does “going public” actually entail? What’s at stake for these companies? How much does it cost? What are the risks, and what sort of paperwork is required?
If you’re confused by all the business lingo, check out the video above, created by our friend Jeremiah Warren. It breaks the average IPO down to its nuts and blots.
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