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Tremor Video Files IPO Despite Crawling Growth

May 24, 2013

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Tremor Video is filing an IPO In 2011, the company lost $21M; last year, then last year narrowed that to $16.4M. The problem from our perspective is that from 2011 to 2012 its revenue increased from $90.3M to $105.2M. That’s not the kind of growth that would get an investor excited about the market or how the company is executing. Tremor points to data that shows that the online video ads market is growing at 30% per year so should they be growing at a tear if they have the best technology?

Since its founding in 2005, Tremor Video has received a total of $116M from Canaan Partners, Masthead Venture Partners, W Capital Partners, Meritech Capital, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and General Catalyst Partners. So we understand that these investors want to see their money back but it would surprise us if public market investors didn’t see through that.

We have spent some time in the Tremor platform and it is solid. Apparently we can expect to see IPO filing from its competitors YuMe and which might explain why Tremor’s growth has slowed.

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