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7 Steps for IPO Due Diligence and Open Source Compliance: From Mutual NDAs to the IPO Roadshow

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In order to remove any friction from an IPO, every soon-to-be-public company must be prepared to do a thorough and speedy audit and deliver comprehensive reports and documentation on their open source license compliance and vulnerability remediation.

So we’ve put together seven straightforward steps to follow for IPO due diligence. By focusing on the full lifecycle of the software and the sync up between the company, investors, and customers — from confidentiality to roadshow — these seven steps not only help unblock any upcoming IPO but also remove friction and risk from downstream activity.

7 Steps for IPO Due Diligence and Open Source Compliance covers:

  • A step-by-step guide to avoiding OSS license conflicts when preparing an IPO
  • How to avoid compliance issues that could slow down IPO readiness
  • Research on the state of open source and initial public offerings
  • Automation solutions to the challenge of manual audits

FOSSA is a leading application security and compliance platform that specializes in helping engineering teams deliver trusted software.

FOSSA enables companies to prioritize real vulnerabilities in their open source software with comprehensive SCA (software composition analysis) capabilities, while also making it possible for organizations to automate compliance reporting and SBOM (software bill of materials) lifecycle management to meet customer and regulatory requirements.

Founded in 2015, FOSSA is trusted by thousands of global organizations, has been downloaded nearly two million times, and has conducted nearly 100 million scans of open-source software.