: Cardlytics IPO: What it’s like to go public during market madness

An earlier version of this report incorrectly spelled the surname of Chief Operating Officer Lynne Laube. The story has been corrected.

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Cardlytics executives ring the Nasdaq opening bell Friday.

A calm market suddenly went crazy in the final two weeks leading up to Cardlytics Inc.’s initial public offering, but top executives didn’t even discuss the possibility of turning back.

“There was never a conversation about us not doing this,” Chief Operating Officer Lynne Laube told MarketWatch in a telephone interview Friday, when Cardlytics CDLX, +2.85% stock began trading a day after the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +1.38% and S&P 500 index SPX, +1.49%closed in correction territory.

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