I just need a little bit of clarification. Once the company goes public and raises X amount of money, I'm assuming the day-to-day prices doesn't matter one bit to it. Correct? On the other hand, I can see why they would want their prices to go higher. Many employees (esp. management) gets paid in stock options, so if the performance of the company is good, they will end up making money. Otherwise, they will lose it. But is the rising stock price a good thing for the company overall, since it has already raised whatever amount it needed during IPO or does it get benefit from a rising stock price other than salaries?