The Twitter IPO went off without a hitch, but that doesn't mean a ton of other tech IPOs will follow, said Chris Messina, the so-called godfather of the hashtag.
Asked whether he feels Silicon Valley start-ups would look to replicate Twitter's public offering, he told CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" on Thursday that he has the sense they are more focused on long-term development.
Messina is now head of community and growth at San Francisco-based start-up NeonMob.
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"I still think feel people are pretty cautiously optimistic about what they could do with a public offering," he said. "I think there a lot more people looking to build more valuable brands and products before they go public. At least that's my sense of it now."