Four years ago, I had the great privilege of standing alongside an amazing leadership team in New York City as Boingo rang the NASDAQ opening bell in celebration of going public. As anyone involved in a venture-backed business will tell you, the road from start-up to IPO is incredibly difficult. In fact, only 5% of VC-backed companies ever go public. So the fact that Boingo succeeded where so many others have failed was not simply the result of a great idea, good timing, sound leadership and patient investors. It included plenty of luck, too. And believe me, every one of us who had a hand in Boingo’s journey from start-up to IPO felt very lucky that day. But in many ways, it was a day like any other. That’s because – as I shared with our team many times – “going public” was never Boingo’s ultimate goal. It was just one more step in the ongoing journey of building a great company. That’s really important. Because if we felt we’d “arrived” on May 3, 2011, then we wouldn’t have been prepared to take on the significant headwinds that blew our way not long after going public. Boingo was built on
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In celebration of the new year and the travel adventures ahead, we asked the Boingo Facebook community to suggest songs entitled with cities. We compiled the great suggestions into a playlist on our YouTube channel. We limited the playlist to one song per city so that additional songs can be added to represent as many worldwide cities as possible. That means we’d love suggestions from YOU! Surely, you must know a city-themed song or two not yet on the playlist. We hope these city-themed songs spirit you away, and we wish you many happy travels in 2012 and beyond. To scroll through the playlist, click on the square at the bottom of the screen.