A road show is an important part of the IPO process. It is when leaders of a company on the verge of going public travel the country presenting on their finances and growth strategy to potential buyers of their securities. The road show is critical to the success of the offering and is intended to generate excitement in the IPO, raise capital, and boost the valuation.
Keith took Ariba public in 1999 for one of the most successful IPOs in history. All 30 of the 30 financiers he visited invested. Here is an example of the presentation he used on that road show.