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Though many have been questioning Groupon's (GRPN -3.2%) trustworthiness and maturity in the...

Though many have been questioning Groupon's (GRPN -3.2%) trustworthiness and maturity in the wake of its Q4 restatement, Wall Street has only itself to blame for the company's recent issues, argues Sarah Lacy. Pressured to go public less than 3 years after being founded, it was inevitable Groupon would have some serious growing pains. The same would hold for Facebook if it went public at a similar point in its history. (more)
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  • SoldHigh
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    The difference between the two companies is that FB will still be around in another 3 years.
    4 Apr 2012, 06:28 PM Reply Like
  • jorgecorrear
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    If the IPO is too soon, small investors like me maybe will make a nice profit (or loss) if IPO is too late, the venture investors rack up the lion's share, (or loss) . Who knows?
    5 Apr 2012, 11:38 AM Reply Like
  • SA Editor Eric Jhonsa
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    Judging by its IPO-day market cap, VCs may have taken the lion's share of capital gains on Groupon even though it went public very quickly.
    5 Apr 2012, 11:46 AM Reply Like
  • IncomeYield
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    The kids want to play in their sandbox, and the grown-ups only talk exit strategy. This is starting look like 2000 all over again.

     

    By the way, have the class action lawsuits started yet?
    6 Apr 2012, 08:55 PM Reply Like
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