Case | HBS Case Collection | October 2000 (Revised November 2000)

Handspring

by Myra M. Hart and Mary Rotelli

Abstract

Donna Dubinsky and Jeff Hawkins, founders of Palm Computing, have launched a new venture--Handspring. They are preparing for an IPO in the spring of 2000. When the markets begin to collapse and their investment bankers suggest a significantly lower price, they must decide among financing alternatives. Includes color exhibits.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship; Business Startups; Investment Banking; Initial Public Offering; Valuation; Business Processes; Computer Industry; Technology Industry;

Citation:

Hart, Myra M., and Mary Rotelli. "Handspring." Harvard Business School Case 801-112, October 2000. (Revised November 2000.)