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Passing the IPO rubicon—The importance of Slack’s public offering

As Slack goes from a tiny speck to a public listing, it could well be the most important IPO of our time

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In all of 2018, 233 companies went public, according to research company IPOScoop.com. They raised a collective $54 billion. This year was meant to eclipse that, with unicorns—startups valued north of a billion dollars—expected to steal the show. Of all these initial public offerings (IPOs), ride-hailing app Uber was supposed to be the definitive IPO…

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