Knock expands to Charlotte and already has a ticker for IPO in 2020

Knock is making good on its expansion promises and getting ready for an IPO in 2020. The iBuyer expanded to its second city and reserved its NYSE ticker …

Airbnb delays IPO and makes leadership changes

Airbnb has announced that an IPO will not be happening this year, and the company’s CFO and former Wall Street executive Laurence Tosi is stepping down from his position. In the end, Tosi and Airbnb founder Brian Chesky simply wanted different things …

Twitter COO Anthony Noto to take the reins at SoFi as CEO

Online lender Social Finance (SoFi), a seven-year-old San Francisco-based startup, has recruited a high-profile exec, Twitter COO Anthony Noto, to take the reins as CEO of the company, effective March …

Compass raises $100M on $1.8B valuation, IPO ‘possible’

Compass executives now may be setting their sights on an initial public offering, though CRO Rob Lehman insisted private investment was enough for now …

Why CEO won’t sacrifice Redfin’s ‘soul’ post-IPO

What’s it like to be the CEO of a company celebrating its successful IPO? Redfin’s Glenn Kelman would tell you it feels exactly the same, and that his desire to stay focused on improving a business model that remains flawed hasn’t changed a bit. 

Are housing bubbles reinflating in 3 major cities?

Just 10 years ago, easy credit and lax banking lending standards in the U.S. residential real estate market were partly to blame for a housing bubble that popped and caused over 7 million borrowers to lose their homes to foreclosure during the 2008 hou…

Juwai.com heading for an IPO in Australia

Executive hires can be a good indication that something is brewing at a company. When the international property portal for Chinese investors, juwai.com, hired Macquarie banker Charles Pittar as its CEO back in January, it was a sign that the company w…

GoPro plans to release camera-carrying drone in 2016

One year after going public, GoPro’s revenue growth is solid. It’s trading at about $60 per share right now, and it posted a $35 million profit on revenue of $420 million. The temporary misstep in the first quarter of 2014 appears to be just that …

Black Knight Financial Services seeks $430M in IPO next week

Mortgage research company Black Knight Financial Services, whose mortgage processing software services more than half of the country’s first-lien mortgages, is gearing up for its initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange next week, i…

DocuSign may be next real estate IPO

If Redfin doesn’t beat it to the punch, DocuSign could be the next big real estate tech company to go public. A year ago, the e-signature and transaction management software provider made clear that it would rather go public than …