Yahoo IPO vs. Facebook IPO

From Paid Content, a tale of two very different eras: Yahoo In 1996 Age: 1 year Annual sales: $1.3 million Net loss: $0.6 million Total raised in IPO: $33.8 million Market value at close: $848 million Employees: 49 Facebook In 2012 Age: 8 years Annual sales: $1.2 billion-plus Net income:…

From Paid Content, a tale of two very different eras:

Yahoo In 1996

Age: 1 year

Annual sales: $1.3 million

Net loss: $0.6 million

Total raised in IPO: $33.8 million

Market value at close: $848 million

Employees: 49

Facebook In 2012

Age: 8 years

Annual sales: $1.2 billion-plus

Net income: $355 million-plus (2010 estimates)

Last valuation: $50 billion

Employees: 2,000-plus

Author: John Battelle

A founder of NewCo (current CEO), sovrn (Chair), Federated Media, Web 2 Summit, The Industry Standard, Wired. Author, investor, board member (Acxiom, Sovrn, NewCo), bike rider, yoga practitioner.

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