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The Readback explores why only a few of our most hyped companies and ideas end up meeting their promise. The lessons learned hold value not just for investors, but for everyone trying to find the next big thing.

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The Readback explores why only a few of our most hyped companies and ideas end up meeting their promise. The lessons learned hold value not just for investors, but for everyone trying to find the next big thing.

    Peloton's Wild Ride (Rebroadcast)

    Peloton's Wild Ride (Rebroadcast)

    Peloton nearly broke the IPO market, and then came racing back. (First published November 25, 2020.)

    • 22 min
    A Costly Detour for Uber

    A Costly Detour for Uber

    The ride-sharing giant hoped to be worth $120 billion. Then investors started asking about profits.

    • 17 min
    Facebook's Terrible IPO

    Facebook's Terrible IPO

    Facebook was already at the top of the world when it went public in 2012. The IPO nearly ruined it all.

    • 18 min
    Beyond Meat Goes to Market

    Beyond Meat Goes to Market

    How the alternative meat company's revolutionary idea became one of Wall Street's favorite stories.

    • 20 min
    Moderna's First Trial

    Moderna's First Trial

    Moderna's stock debut was once termed a broken IPO. Now the company is saving the world.

    • 19 min
    The Making of an IPO Frenzy

    The Making of an IPO Frenzy

    By the end of 2020, investors had shaken off the pandemic and driven IPOs to historic highs. How we got there, and what's next.

    • 16 min

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