The OpenIPO® Auction

Is your company leaving money on the table?

Leveling the playing field for initial public offerings through open access and efficient price discovery.

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The New A+ IPO

Need to raise between $5 and $50 million?

Proposed Regulation A Tier 2 changes would provide growth companies streamlined access to public capital.

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An Unconventional Investment Bank for Disruptive Growth Companies

We help companies accelerate growth through early and efficient access to capital.

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Hambrecht & Quist, 1980

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WR Hambrecht + Co, 2004

WRH+Co leadership helped underwrite IPOs for both Apple and Google, which are currently the #1 and #3 largest global companies by market capitalization.

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Hambrecht & Quist, 1986

Hambrecht & Quist helped Adobe Systems raise approximately $5 million when the company was only four years old and had 49 employees.

A History of Investment Banking Innovation

Disruption Theory
Data Science

We use proprietary data science tools to tell your company's unique story to investors.

Transparency & Flexibility

We match your company with a path and process to access the right kind of capital.

Pre-IPO Research

Level the playing field by providing equal access to information before an IPO.

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Data Science

A unique methodology blending proprietary analytics with fundamental analysis.

OpenIPO Auction

Lower your cost of capital through open access and efficient price discovery.

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Consumer Offering

Make customers and end-users your best long-term shareholders.

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The new Jobs Act Regulation A+ is right in line with what we've done all along.

It's no surprise our recommendations to the SEC are cited more than 25 times in the proposed rules regulation changes.

Hambrecht & Quist helped Adobe Systems go public early, raising approximately $5 million when the company was only four years old and had 49 employees. They are not the only industry leader to have raised a small amount in its IPO. Starbucks, Yahoo, AOL, Peet's Coffee, Whole Foods, Panera Bread, Odwalla, Intel, Amgen, Oracle, and Cisco all raised less than $50 million in their IPOs.

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What if access to lower-cost capital is possible for your company?

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For a full evaluation of your company, the following documentation is needed: 1) a two page description of your company 2) two years audited financials and 3) a twelve month financial projection.

Getting Started FAQ

Why should I take my company public?
  1. provides access to the capital you need
  2. guarantees an independent path for the company
  3. offers liquidity for shareholders
What can I do to start preparing for an IPO?

Most importantly your company leadership should be on the same page about an IPO. If that's the case, you can get a head start by:

  1. certifying your financial statements
  2. creating a first draft business write up with financial forecasts
  3. begin meeting with the buy-side (it's now legal to test the market, and we can help you do just that)
  4. and choose your underwriter
When is the right time to take my company public?

Assuming your company is able to raise a minimum of $15 million, there are great examples of success when a company goes public early including Intel, Adobe, and Genentech.

How should I evaluate and choose an underwriter?

The underwriting business is long on mythology and short on fact. We are analytical, quantitative, and willing to share our data with you. We think it's important you ask us the hard questions, for instance, "What is the historical first-day pop from your underwriting?" and, "How do you attract long-term investors to my company?"

What additional questions do you have?

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