How quickly software co’s exit

How many years will it take you to exit? We looked at every SaaS IPO since MongoDB in October 2017. The data is below along with a few observations.


It’ll take a decade plus. There have been 73 IPO’s in that period with the last one occurring in December 2021 (Samsara). The median IPO took 11 years and the average took 12 years.

The range is wide. The fastest IPO’s happened in 4 years (Livongo and EverCommerce). Others literally took 20 to 30 years.

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