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There's something of a disconnect happening between what's known as the private market — what companies are worth before they go public — and what those companies are worth once they have their initial public offering.

Examples A and B today are the meal kit delivery service Blue Apron and Spap of Snapchat fame. The companies’ stocks haven’t been the sure bets a lot of investors had been hoping.

Maureen Farrell shared the byline in the Wall Street Journal story today about this valuation disconnect, and she spoke with Kai Ryssdal.

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Follow Kai Ryssdal at @kairyssdal