On November 30th, three weeks after Trump was supposed to have lost, and Hillary was set to pupate out of her pantsuit to reveal her final form, the second largest Ad Serving company, AppNexus, filed for an IPO expected to hit in Q2, 2017 at a valuation between $1.5 Billion and $2 Billion. To prepare for this announcement, they even laid off 150 employees two weeks before filing in order to get lean and mean for the roadshow. AppNexus also made the conscious business decision to reveal themselves as castrated bitches and drop Breitbart from it’s advertising platform. This seems rather dumb, pre-IPO, no?
As I mentioned yesterday, perhaps they were pressured by their investors at News Corp (Breitbart competitor owned by Fox), liberal Microsoft, Democrat VC Josh Kopelman, or the very establishment Rockefeller family’s Venrock?
Whatever the reason, AppNexus joins a growing list of companies whose CEOs have publically come out against Trump and suffered for their partisan cuckery.
While the IPO is still 4-7 months away, and this Anti-Trump thing may blow over, I have a feeling that whatever happens after January 20th is going to significantly impact the offering. If Trump can energize the country by delivering on campaign promises in a swift and compassionate manner, he’s going to win hearts and minds. This is something Trump knows how to do.
For example, we already know that his first act of “law and order” will be to round up tens of thousands of illegal gang members across the country in a massive sweep. There may be blood. And you know what? Trump’s going to come off like a fuckin’ cowboy. While he’s deporting these bad hombres, and not anyone else, Trump will announce a massive blue collar job boost when he builds the wall using money seized from Mexican drug lords. It will be a stealth New New Deal. $DE $CX If all of this comes to pass, Trump will be a rap god. Conservative investors will remember what AppNexus did and punish them for their insolence.
On the other hand – if Trump is proven to be all hat and no cattle, notwithstanding adverse market conditions, the AppNexus IPO might just be a yuge “told ya so.”