“Many of the largest companies are wedded to going public in 2019, regardless of market conditions. In some cases, like with Uber, they have told investors they would not raise any additional private capital. For these companies, the question will be less about whether to proceed than where public investors will value them.

Rick Heitzmann, founder and managing director of venture-capital firm FirstMark Capital, says he’s optimistic about the pipeline.

‘There are many iconic companies that public-market investors have been eagerly awaiting for years,’ he said. ‘These companies are durable and long-term-focused and should be able to list regardless of market conditions.'”

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