Today the company I currently work for, VistaPrint, went public, trading under the VPRT symbol. This is the first time I’ve been with a company through an initial public offering. The first company I was at never made it to IPO; I joined MatrixOne long after they had already IPOed. It’s sort of an interesting experience.

It’s very exciting to be sure, to be involved with something like this. Sort of brings back the memories of the dot-com era, where everyone was going public and making a ton of money. I’m really not sure what to expect from this point on or how the market will react to VistaPrint. To be honest, I’d sort of lost interest in the stock market since I’ve only been losing money on it for the past couple of years. This actually gives me a reason to check my stock ticker a little more frequently.

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