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Control4 Up 25% on First Day of IPO; How Did They Get There?

First pure-play home automation IPO, Control4, valued at over $500 million after first day of trading on Nasdaq. CEO Martin Plaehn takes us inside the whirlwind investor road show.

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Control4 at Nasdaq selling 4 million shares at $16, moments before the first trade on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013.
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