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Crucial fact that you seem to be missing: before the company becomes public (i.e. before the IPO), it already has shares. For example, the company may have had 9 million issued shares before the it went public. In your example, all of these 9 million shares will be owned by the founder and co. When the company goes public in an IPO, it may decide to issue 1 ...


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