High-growth startup companies are the lifeblood of the technology industry. New and innovative business ideas are craving validation, new customers, and valuable resources. Many of the fledgling companies that are experiencing rapid growth are on their way to venture backed funding, or going public, or becoming the technology giants they were designed to be, but they are also experiencing classic growing pains in the areas of audit, tax and internal controls that accompany this growth.
PwC assists emerging companies in many ways and across many technology related sectors including software, semiconductor, Internet, entertainment and media, clean technology, telecommunications, networking, mobile applications and life sciences.
MoneyTree™ Report Summary
Based on the MoneyTree™ Report from PwC and the National Venture Capital Association based on data from Thomson Reuters Q4 2012/Full-year 2012.
Technology MoneyTree™ Report
Shifting stages: Technology continues to drive the bulk of venture capital funding despite a 12 percent year-over-year investment decrease in the fourth quarter. Q4 2012
Considering an IPO? The costs of going and being public may surprise you
Many companies start the IPO process without a thorough understanding of the costs, according to the results of a recent PwC survey on managing the costs of going public.
16th Annual Global CEO Survey, Dealing with disruption: Adapting to survive and thrive
The Technology sector summary is based on interviews with 154 Technology CEOs in 38 countries and interviews with Stephen A. Elop of Nokia and Jean-Pascal Tricoire of Schneider Electric.
Digital IQ Technology sector supplement
For executives at technology firms, the imperative is to think about technology not merely as a product, but as the critical component that sits at the heart of everything.
Growing Your Business (GYB): Risk Resilience: Reckoning with a New Era of Threats
Read about the top risks identified by private companies and how adopting less-traditional forms of risk management can keep shocks to the system from derailing corporate strategy and undermining growth.
MoneyTree™ Report: Q4 2011 Technology funding Building strength
The MoneyTree Report is a quarterly study of venture capital investment activity in the United States. It is a collaboration between PwC and the National Venture Capital Association based on data from Thomson Reuters. Visit www.pwcmoneytree.com for the latest report.
Factoring sustainability in IPO planning
Those looking to become a part of the renewed vigor in the IPO market may be unprepared for the public scrutiny they are likely to encounter. Mounting interest in companies' nonfinancial disclosures, such as sustainability and corporate responsibility, leads to a simple question: Is your company prepared?
Roadmap for an IPO: A guide to going public
Going public is a monumental decision that forever changes the way an organization does business. Once listed, a company will be under greater public scrutiny and will have to comply with a range of continuing obligations. Thinking through the requirements and developing an appropriate plan can reduce unexpected pre-initial public offering (IPO) work and post-IPO issues.
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