Only 15% of all Companies Sold from 1995 to 2012 Topped a $500,000 Sales Price.

Is aiming for an IPO any better? Nope, more like “IP Uh Oh”

Only 1% of companies backed by venture capital went public within five years of receiving funding between 2001 and 2010 (compared to 18% between 1991 and 2000).

An actual IPO success story – who would have Splunk it?

While Facebook has dropped 20% of its share price since its IPO, lesser known technology company Splunk is up over 90% since its April 19, 2012 offer date.

Sources: IPO Scoop, Scott Shane, Case Western Reserve University, Inc.