Last year saw the highest number of IPOs since the global financial crisis, with 1,700 companies floating in 2017, and with tech IPOs in particular on the rise as earlier this year it
was reported that there had been twice as many tech companies
listing for an initial public offering compared to the previous year.

With tech companies keen to
make the jump to go public, how long did it take the world’s biggest tech
companies to reach the IPO milestone? RS Components has recently created
this graphic which looks at the world’s tech
giants and how long it took them to go from founded to floated.