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How The Biggest Tech IPOs Of The Decade Have Fared

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How The Biggest Tech IPOs Of The Decade Have Fared

Technology IPOs are a source of great profit or frustration for investors. This has held true over the years and is expected to hold true for Snap, Inc. as the company will become public this week.

As noted by Statista, Snap's early stage investors will earn themselves a very large profit since they managed to buy into the private company at very low valuations. But ordinary investors looking to buy Snap's IPO aren't guaranteed to share the same outcome. There are many examples of highly anticipated tech IPOs whose stocks are trading at a lower price today than they were when it began trading for the first time ever.

See Also: Mark Cuban Will Buy Snap On The IPO, If he Can: 'It Can Be A Great Company'

Here is a list of stocks investors might consider to be a failed IPO:

  • Zynga Inc (NASDAQ: ZNGA) - down 73 percent since its 2011 IPO.
  • Fitbit Inc (NYSE: FIT) - down 68 percent since its 2015 IPO.
  • GoPro Inc (NASDAQ: GPRO) - down 60 percent since its 2014 IPO.
  • Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) - down 38 percent since its 2013 IPO.
  • Pandora Media Inc (NYSE: P) - down 18 percent since its 2011 IPO.

The Other Side Of The Story

There are also many examples of successful tech IPOs, some of which netted investors a triple-digit percentage return.

  • Match Group Inc (NASDAQ: MTCH) - up 37 percent since its 2015 IPO.
  • Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) - up 52 percent since its 2014 IPO.
  • Godaddy Inc (NYSE: GDDY) - up 86 percent since its 2015 IPO.
  • Square Inc (NYSE: SQ) - up 99 percent since its 2015 IPO.
  • Weibo Corp (ADR) (NASDAQ: WB) - up 203 percent since its 2014 IPO.
  • Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) - up 259 percent since its 2012 IPO.

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