LinkedIn's CEO is here at the 'All Things D' Conference, and while he's not slated to speak, LinkedIn's IPO is the talk of the conference.
Everyone here - from startups to VCs, to media and tech execs is discussing what LinkedIn's massive valuation means for the market.
VCs in particular seem relieved at the prospect that more exists. I spoke to Patrick Chung, a partner at New Enterprise Associates, who says LinkedIn is a harbinger of a sustained IPO market. But this isn't like the bubble of the '90s - Chung says these are "real companies" with proven business models, and for the most part, established profits.