Weekly Update #111: IPO Lullaby

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Weekly Update #111: IPO Lullaby
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Hello Investors,
IPO Lullaby
Looking at Renaissance Capital's IPO calendar, we're slated to have 4 total IPOs between August 6th and September 4th.  While August is historically a slow IPO month (there were only 9 in August 2014), issuers look to be waiting until after Labor Day (and maybe after a market rebound) to price their hopeful IPOs.
Looking for a dose of optimism? Ernst & Young published a state of the M&A and IPO markets with a somewhat bullish sentiment: the implications on the tech markets from this research has been well-summarized by John Rampton at TechCrunch.
In Other News... 
Backed by Iconiq Capital, the company boasts 7,000 customers and 140 employees.
Y Combinator Posthaven (Y Combinator Blog)
Sam Altman publishes some stats on the companies that have gone through YC's accelerator program (spoiler alert: YC has invested in 8 Unicorns).
VC Mark Suster, former entrepreneur and now very vocal VC, reflects on his 8+ years as an investor.
The asset manager, responsible for $4.7 Trillion in assets, acquired FutureAdviser, a 5-year old robo-adviser that had raised $20 million in venture funding.
Phil Haslett | Founder & Head of Investor Relations | EquityZen 
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