(MT Newswires) -- Adena Friedman, President and CEO of Nasdaq, reveals that 85 companies are ready to go public. She also discusses the difference between private investors, such as venture capitalists (VCs), and public investors. VCs often get involved in the early stages of a company's development, and are prepared to accept higher risks and optimistic valuations, banking on long-term potential. In contrast, public market players prefer more liquid investments and focus on shorter-term returns, typically over two to four years. These investors are looking for immediate signs of growth and profitability and are reluctant to invest in long-term potential without tangible evidence of success.

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