Palantir, Asana both take unusual path to IPOs with direct listings

A direct listing is a quicker way to start selling shares to the public, but it can come with more risk.
Palantir, a data analytics company, and Asana, a corporate software company, are both taking their stock public through direct listings.
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Palantir may go public, but can it turn a profit?

Nov 16, 2018
The surveillance software giant may be preparing for an IPO amid concerns about its business.
Peter Thiel is the co-founder of Palantir, named for a crystal ball in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.
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