fter spurning a takeover offer from Google last year, Groupon has filed for a "hotly anticipated" initial public offering of stock that the company expects to raise $750 million. Though the social discount buying site has enjoyed a meteoric rise, the IPO will mark a huge milestone. Here, a brief look, by the numbers, at the latest internet startup to make it really, really big:
Value of stock the company expects to sell in its IPO
Amount Google reportedly offered to pay for Groupon last year
Value placed on the company based on 2010 investments by venture capital firms
Maximum value of the company expected to be reflected in the IPO — surpassing Google's value at its IPO
Size of Google's IPO in 2004. Professional networking site LinkedIn raised $217 million in its May offering
Groupon's revenue for all of 2008
Groupon's 2010 revenue
The company's net loss that year
Groupon's revenue for the first three months of 2011
Amount of money the company lost in the same quarter of 2011
Number of discount coupons (Groupons) sold in 2010
Number of Groupons the company sold in the first quarter of 2011
Number of Groupons sold in the same period last year
Number of merchants selling through Groupon in the first quarter of this year
Number of merchants on board in the first quarter of last year
Number of customers who bought Groupons in the first three months of 2011
Number of customers who bought Groupons in the first three months of 2010
Number of Groupon email subscribers as of March 31
Number of email subscribers a year earlier
Sources: NY Times, Market Watch, Fast Company, Forbes, Mashable
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