But with hundreds of mainstream Internet businesses already having inked major deals for financing, grown, gone public
, and made a killing--and with scores of others falling flat under the weight of expectations--the real question is why these gay-oriented companies are so late to the game and if they are really ready to go public.
I talked to other CFOs whose companies had just gone public
, so I didn't walk into the IPO process with blinders on.
Over 100 Bessemer companies have gone public
, including American Superconductor, Ciena, Gartner Group, Ingersoll Rand, International Paper, Maxim, Parametric, Perseptive Biosystems, Staples, VeriSign, Veritas, and W.