The Design of Information

Information Design

This blog is focused on information design, the creation of infographics for visual understanding of complex processes, data and ideas.

IPO Bubbles

Fenwick & West continues to keep me busy creating data graphics for a series of surveys they publish. Here’s one from their Technology and Life Sciences IPO Survey, plotting each deal by number of shares (log scale) and share price at the time of the offering. The bubble size represents the overall deal size. The data visualization software company Tableau made the chart this time – looks like a pretty big deal. We’ll see if these bubbles burst.

IPO Deals

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2 Responses to “IPO Bubbles”

  1. January 14th, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    amir says:

    is it possible to narmalize these investment per field. like what is the size of tech market vs life-science…it might provide a better grasp of growth. just an idea.

  2. January 14th, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Erik Jacobsen says:

    This graphic serves primarily to allow comparison of IPO deal size, and it gives you a quick sense of how the deals are priced. Are you saying you would be interested to see how these new deals fit into the existing markets? Could be interesting to chart the growth of the overall markets next to the IPO activity to see how they relate.
    Thanks for the comment.