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IPO season opens with LinkedIn  

Many more to come (Facebook, Twitter, Zynga, Groupon and Skype, for starters). This is relevant to startups in two ways:

  1. It will increase the likelihood of raising investment (the market is hotter when everyone is excited about startups.

  2. It will create more potential exit points for startups - more potential acquirers, and even, for very successful shooting stars, IPO exits, of course.

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