A half-dozen companies to watch in IPO-land this year

Lyft and Uber are waiting for their IPO submissions to be approved.Gene J. Puskar / AP

Silicon Valley’s most valuable unicorns are moving toward the public markets this year, despite recent months’ stock market turmoil and the ongoing U.S. government shutdown. Which ones will make a grand entrance, which will languish and which will stay private? After years of will-they-or-won’t-they toying with investors’ expectations, here are some predictions for tech’s most closely watched companies in what promises to be a very eventful 2019.