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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This article represents the opinion of the writer, who may disagree with the “official” recommendation position of a Motley Fool premium advisory service. We’re motley! Questioning an investing thesis -- even one of our own -- helps us all think critically about investing and make decisions that help us become smarter, happier, and richer.