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Mon Feb 6 2012 21:05:57

An IPO Could Put Etsy Idealism in Jeopardy

By: Ina Steiner

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Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson said last week he wants to take Etsy public, though he is not in a hurry to do so. There are several compelling reasons for an IPO - the venture capitalists who invested in Etsy expect a return, and going public boosts company name recognition.

Another reason is to help attract talent to a company. Facebook's IPO filing last week is a case in point - about 1,000 employees could become instant millionaires on paper with the initial stock sale, and 600 current and 300 former Facebook employees could get seven-figure paydays, according ... Read More

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