That's the number of companies that my agency and I have been involved in that have exited in the last 15 years.
Tomorrow on the AIM, the junior market of the London Stock Exchange has Verseon, going public at a 310 million pound valuation. That makes the company's street value over $450 million dollars, with the company still in control of just under 4/5ths of their stock as the raise was anticipated to be 65.8 million pounds or roughly 100 million dollars according to the Financial Times.
It may have taken 13 years to happen, but for everyone who has been involved along the way, the wait is more than satisfying.
Given the company has its roots in Silicon Valley, one has to wonder when the tech and startup press there will finally recognize the success of one of their own.