Shares of neighborhood networking platform Nextdoor have rocketed since its public debut — and it’s not the only one to turn virtual popularity into real-world gold.
A look back at the IPOs of social media companies shows that almost all of them garnered enthusiasm from investors in the first 5 days:
- Twitter leads the pack with a 64% pop
- Pinterest is the runner-up with a 52% increase
The lone exception is Facebook, which elicited a pedestrian response in its early days. The company (now Meta, obvs) recovered from its stumble, climbing 800% since its 2012 listing.
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