Rosetta Stone

The Summer of (IPO) Love

August 25, 2009: 6:00 AM ET

Will 2009 go down as the year the tech IPO returned?

Rosetta Stone is part of the 2009 IPO surge. Image: Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone is part of the 2009 summer IPO surge. Image: Rosetta Stone

If you have been an investor in technology IPOs in recent months you've done well.

Starting in April, and really gathering momentum this summer, there has been a slew of tech companies that leapt through the public market window including Changyou (CYOU), Rosetta Stone (RST), OpenTable (OPEN), and most recently Emdeon (EM).

According to IPO research firm Renaissance Capital, the average overall return from the 10 tech IPOs since April has been 30% (with the biggest return, 138%, coming from online gaming company Of the 21 companies that have gone public since the beginning of 2009, 10 have been tech companies. More

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