Venture capital darlings that grew during the last bull run and IPO'd in the last 2-3 years - please name any you can think of in this thread!

There are tons of names like this but wondering if anyone can point me in a direction of how to come up with a good list. Looking for names across sectors like Shopify (founded 2008), Snowflake (founded 2012), Coupang, Affirm, Samsara etc.; companies that were major venture growth stories of the last bull run, and are now public.

Basically, I'm looking to study these companies to look at a "now-and-then" to engineer an understanding of what companies look like in the venture growth stage, and how they mature into the post-IPO stage. For example, I know nothing about e-commerce (did enterprise software in PE) and need to learn what all the benchmarks are, how the business models work, etc. Same for FinTech and maybe some basic Healthcare business models like Oscar Health.

What names would you suggest I read some initiating coverage reports and sector primers on? Want to do this before I leave my current firm while I still have access to tons of equity research.

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  • Associate 1 in CorpDev
Jul 6, 2022 - 12:37am

Maybe just take a look at prominent VCs and their IPO exits (Sequoia and the likes)? Just some names off the top of my head in terms of companies (MongoDB, Uber, Airbnb, Okta, Twilio, Atlassian, Etsy)

Jul 6, 2022 - 12:47pm
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