Due to the tight supply of tech IPOs in 2017, companies like Snap and Roku popped as soon as they went public. Snap, though, seemed to go downhill rather quickly after debuting at the NYSE, pressured by continuing losses and disappointing growth. Roku meanwhile reported positive earnings before going public and is now up since its IPO.
As for 2018: Cherney says many people are expecting it to be a banner year for IPOs. However, some say the hype is overdone. With that being said, there are a lot of unicorns that could go public this year: WeWork, Airbnb, Spotify, and more.