Groupon Hits the Internet to Make Its Pitch to Investors (Video, Plus Slides!)

Groupon has hit the road to persuade potential investors to take part in an imminent IPO that seeks to raise up to $540 million at an $11.4 billion valuation.

In a virtual online presentation, which is now publicly available, a well-combed Andrew Mason, in a suit and tie, talks enthusiastically about the business and how far it has come in three short years.

The Groupon founder and CEO says the opportunity is enormous and measures in trillions, not billions. “Local commerce is the last great white space that has been untouched by digital innovation,” he says.

Watch the videos and see the slides yourself here.


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