What is it like to take a company public? What happens in an initial public offering, and what does it take to get there?
In June 2017, the company I co-founded went public, after nine years as a startup. I'll talk about why we did an IPO, the mechanics of becoming a public company, and the personal experience of seeing my company reach this milestone. Bring your own questions for this informal presentation, moderated by Neal Tovsen.
Mark Gritter is a Founding Engineer at Akita Software, his fourth startup experience, building API observability. Mark formerly worked at HashiCorp on the Vault team; co-founded Tintri, an enterprise storage company that IPOed in 2017; and was a day-one employee at Kealia, a video streaming startup acquired by Sun Microsystems in 2004.
Mark's previous Minnebar presentations have covered topics such as correctness of algorithms, combinatorial auctions, scaling a startup, building a file system, and procedural content generation.
Freelance tech nerd specializing in product development and software engineering. Cofounder of two tech startups, and years of helping other seed-stage companies build teams, build software, and launch (or reinvent) products. Recent experience spans fintech, IoT, healthcare IT, marketing platforms, and consumer marketplaces.