SINGAPORE (Jan 14): Not since late 1999 and the first few months of 2000, at the height of tech and dotcom bubble, has there been such a long line-up of tech firms seeking a listing on the stock market. Unlike the heady days at the turn of the century, when even made it to the tech-heavy Nasdaq, this year’s list is formidable. If all the tech unicorns, or venture capital (VC)-funded tech companies with valuations of more than US$1 billion ($1.36 billion), that have already filed paperwork — or hired investment banks or law firms to prepare them — are actually listed, 2019 will be a blockbuster year for tech IPOs. 

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