Tom Taulli is based in Silicon Valley, in the heart of IPO land. On a regular basis, he talks with many of the top tech CEOs and founders to find the next hot deals and discover which startups are stinkers. A long-time follower of the IPO scene, Taulli started one of the first sites in the space, called WebIPO, in the mid-1990s. It was a place where investors got research as well as access to deals for the dot-com boom. From there, he started several other companies, such as Hypermart.net, which was sold to InfoSpace in 1999. Currently, Taulli is an advisor to tech companies and writes extensively on tech, finance, and IPOs. His work has appeared on Forbes.com, TechWeb, and BusinessWeek . He is also frequently quoted in publications like the Wall Street Journal and is regularly interviewed on CNBC and BloombergTV. You can follow him on Twitter at @ttaulli.