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Adam Neumann of WeWork at Nasdaq
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It’s a scene all too familiar.

WeWork is already the wildest IPO of the year

Dave Edwards
Helen Edwards
Member exclusive by Dave Edwards & Helen Edwards for The tech IPO boom

The initial public offering filing of WeWork is the most audacious prospectus that we’ve ever seen. Yes, the company, which this year changed its official name to the We Company, is disrupting a big industry and revenue is doubling each year. But the exposure to economic risk, out-of-whack valuation, and absolute founder control are simply extraordinary.

Here are our five big questions about the WeWork IPO:

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