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Airbnb, Robinhood are part of a wave of hotly-anticipated IPOs. Here's who will benefit locally.

Andy Medici
Airbnb, Robinhood are part of a wave of hotly-anticipated IPOs. Here's who will benefit locally.

All eyes in the tech community are firmly fixed on the massive multi-billion dollar "unicorns" hurtling toward their initial public offerings (and long-awaited exits) — and there are some local investors who could reap the potential rewards. Car-sharing juggernaut Uber Technologies (NYSE: UBER) and its Pepsi equivalent Lyft Inc. (NASDAQ: LYFT) have both fallen from their initial public offering prices earlier this year, shedding billions of dollars in market value. Recipe repository and "pinnable" social sharing site Pinterest (NYSE: PINS) has done better, now trading at about $24 per share, higher than its $19 per share initial offering.