In the recent stock market rout, the bears feasted most ferociously on the young.
Many initial public offerings of 2015 fell harder than the overall market in the past week, with more than half of this year's IPOs trading below their debut prices as of Monday's close, according to Renaissance Capital, which manages IPO-focused exchange-traded funds.
Tech companies suffered especially hard drops. Cloud software company Box, for example, fell below $12. Etsy, the online marketplace, dropped to a new low. In total, 62 percent of tech companies that made their public debut in 2015 traded below their IPO price.
This morning, many of these same stocks are bouncing back along with the broader U.S. market as overnight easing in China boosted investor sentiment. That comes after stocks started Monday with a historic free fall.
Investors are now trying to determine how this stock market volatility impacts the private markets. One question: Will the pressure in the public markets close the IPO window?