When a company finally goes public, it usually marks the culmination of an extended run of fundraising to fuel fast growth. And as founders take in more money, they typically must fulfill increasing expectations for the company to act in certain ways and pursue new objectives.
But that doesn't mean that as they mature, companies have to lose touch with what made them innovative start-ups in the first place. In fact, the following newly public companies still have strong ties to their original founders and manage to maintain much of their early start-up flair.
—By Jeremy Quittner
Posted 23 June 2015