Description: Ottawa area tech company Shopify is getting set to go public, perhaps helping to put some lustre back on Canada’s tech image after well-publicized problems at Blackberry and Nortel. The initial public offering is expected to raise in the range of $100 million for the company. Shopify provides an internet platform that retailers can use to do business online, but it also provides a number of other software supports for its clients.
Date: April 14, 2015
1) Were you familiar with Shopify prior to reading this article?
2) How will Shopify account for funds raised through an IPO?
3) What are some of the factors a company would have to consider before deciding to go public?