The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which, Tom Gardner, CEO, stops by to discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, Tom looks at the IPO space and picks out one company he’s bearish on. As companies like Zynga and Groupon are hitting the market, Tom encourages investors to look beyond the companies themselves and the history of the underwriters bringing them to market.

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