This is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy...
I went over some of my reasons for shying away from IPO's when A123 came public in September, 2009.
(priced at $13.50, first day close $20.29, close yesterday $9.88)
I am interested in the VC biz and here earth2tech did a bang-up job:
Tesla Motors, the electric car startup scheduled to launch an IPO on Tuesday, has racked up millions of dollars from a slew of investors since its founding in July 2003. For some of those backers who took a chance on this greentech venture early on, Tesla’s initial public offering could spell “ka-ching.” Here’s the rundown on who among Tesla’s executive directors and officers own what portion of the company, who will and won’t be selling shares at the IPO, according to Tesla’s S-1 filing, and what their stakes will be worth (on paper, at least) if Tesla’s stock trades at $15 per share, the mid-point of the company’s estimate.