The IPO Playbook: An Insider's Perspective on Taking Your Company Public and How to Do It Right (Hardcover)


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From the CFO who brought Salesforce, Pandora, and Yext public, "The IPO Playbook" delivers an insider's perspective of what it takes to prepare for a successful initial public offering.

Author Steve Cakebread walks readers through the ins and outs of taking your company public, from how to make the decision to do an IPO, to timing, preparation and execution, including building the right internal team and selecting external partners.

The book is both an invaluable reference guide and an enjoyable read that incorporates stories from Steve's time creating three successful IPOs, and his earlier career at Autodesk, Silicon Graphics and Hewlett Packard.

"The IPO Playbook" has received endorsements from the President of the New York Stock Exchange, Stacey Cunningham, Salesforce Chairman and co-CEO Marc Benioff, Yext CEO Howard Lerman, CEO Ren Lacerte, CEO,, SolarWinds President and CEO Kevin Thompson, Stanford University Disruptive Technology and Digital Cities Executive Director Michael Steep, and Salesforce President and CFO Mark Hawkins, and Yext Senior Vice President Dominic Paschel.

Entrepreneurs who envision going public will find value on every page. --Kirkus Reviews on The IPO Playbook by Steve Cakebread

Product Details
ISBN: 9781733959124
ISBN-10: 1733959122
Publisher: Silicon Valley Press
Publication Date: December 10th, 2020
Pages: 211
Language: English