By Julie Jacobson · July 29, 2015 • In filing for $172.5 million IPO, Vizio (VZIO) discloses plans to mine viewer data to sell to advertisers, warns investors of possible consumer backlash. (Julie Jacobson, CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · June 26, 2015 • Alarm.com (Nasdaq: ALRM), leading provider of cloud platforms for security and home automation, opened with a bang on Nasdaq today.
By Julie Jacobson · June 26, 2015 • All smart-home eyes will be on Nasdaq: ALRM Friday June 26 as Alarm.com becomes only the second pure-play home automation IPO after Control4.
By Julie Jacobson · June 7, 2015 • Alarm.com will be the second pure-play home automation IPO after Control4 (Nasdaq: CTRL). Potential valuation will draw from security RMR, SaaS acquisitions and of course IoT sentiment.
By Julie Jacobson · May 22, 2015 • Smart home platform provider Alarm.com files Form S-1 with SEC for $75M public offering, potentially making the company only the second pure-play home automation IPO after Control4 (CTRL).
By Julie Jacobson · August 21, 2014 • Savant could be the second pure-play home automation company after Control4 (CTRL) to go public. How would they fare in an overly bullish smart-home climate? CE Pro’s Julie Jacobson puts the pieces together.
By Julie Jacobson · March 13, 2014 • Sonos recently revealed its revenues for the first time and said it would post patent applications before the USPTO publishes them. Could an IPO be far behind? Win the CE Pro pool and earn a big prize.
By Julie Jacobson · August 5, 2013 • 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 (Julie Jacobson/CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · August 2, 2013 • CE Pro’s Julie Jacobson joins Control4 (CTRL) at Nasdaq for the first day of trading.
By Julie Jacobson · August 2, 2013 • Investors seem to want Control4 (CTRL) stock even though the home automation company is staying focused on the professional installation channel.
By Julie Jacobson · August 2, 2013 • Just as Control4 goes public on Nasdaq (CTRL) CE Pro's Julie Jacobson compares Control4's valuation to other home automation companies, explores Control4's growth strategy, and reflects on the company's prospects.
By Julie Jacobson · April 22, 2010 • Owner of Inter-Tel phone systems begins trading today on Nasdaq to raise $180 million