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

We have already seen a number of tech startups join the ranks of publicly-listed companies in 2018, including Spotify, Dropbox, Cardlytics and Zscaler, leading some to speculate that this could be a big year for startups going public.

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Here are the upcoming tech IPOs to watch out for next…

Zuora

Who are they?

Zuora is a cloud software company that allows any company to launch, manage and transform into a subscription business. It is headquartered in San Mateo, California, but has over 900 employees in offices in the US, Europe, China, India, Japan and Australia. Customers include Box, Toshiba, Schneider Electric and Zendesk.

When is the IPO?

Monday 9 April 2018.

How much do they hope to raise?

$100 million

Pluralsight

Who are they?

Pluralsight is a Utah-based online education company that provides video training courses for software developers, IT and security professionals. It was founded in 2004 and has raised $238.4 million in venture capital, with its latest funding round held in December 2016.

When is the IPO?

The company revealed it has confidentially filed for an IPO on 2 April, however we do not yet know when Pluralsight will complete the process, or how much it intends to raise.

Pivotal

Who are they?

Pivotal is a software and services company based in San Francisco which began life as a spinoff from EMC and VMware. It provides tools for software programmers to build applications that run in public cloud computing facilities.

When is the IPO?

Pivotal announced its plans to IPO on 23 March but is yet to confirm when the listing will go ahead.

How much do they hope to raise?

$100 million, but this is just a placeholder figure and thus subject to change.

Docusign

Who are they?

Docusign is a 15-year-old company which lets you provide an electronic signature for documents, reducing the hassle of requiring ink-on-paper signatures to be mailed back and forth. It has raised about $550 million, according to Pitchbook, and is valued at about $3 billion.

When is the IPO?

It is expected to take place in the second or third quarter of this year.

How much do they hope to raise?

$100 million

Smartsheet

Who are they?

Smartsheet is software-as-a-service application for collaboration and work management, used to assign tasks, track project progress, share documents, and manage other work. It is based in Bellevue, Washington, has 3.6 million users and boasts clients such as Cisco and Starbucks.

When is the IPO?

Plans to list were announced on 26 March but the company is yet to release a date for the IPO itself.

How much do they hope to raise?

$100 million