Snap's recent filing is just one of a number of high profile IPOs
from the tech industry in recent years. Facebook
both went down this route, with varying degrees of success. While it still remains to be seen how Snap
fares out in the wild, a survey of 941 tech and healthcare startups by Silicon Valley Bank
has revealed that the majority of executives don't have grand designs on an IPO
but are instead hoping to attract a bigger player keen on acquisition.