Startups that went public in 2017 had mixed results. Consumer tech companies such as Snap and Blue Apron tended to struggle with their IPOs (initial public offerings), but enterprise companies such as big data specialist Cloudera, have performed well on the market

The reports that Spotify and Dropbox will join the ranks of startups to file for an IPO in 2018 have led some to speculate that this could be a big year for startups going public.

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Here are the upcoming tech IPOs you should keep your eye on next…

Dropbox

Who are they?

Headquartered in San Francisco, Dropbox is a file hosting service that provides personal cloud storage and file synchronisation.

In 2016, it was reported that Dropbox had half a million registered users, up from 300,000 in 2014.

When is the IPO?

We will have to wait for Dropbox to confirm its intentions with this IPO, although, we should expect movements in the coming months.

Spotify

Who are they?

The world's leading digital music-streaming service was founded in in Stockholm, Sweden in 2006. As of July 2017, it had more than 60 million subscribers and 140 million active users.

When is the IPO?

Expected by the end of the first quarter of 2018.

How much do they hope to raise?

Up to $20 billion.

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