Tesla Motors Inc.
raised at least $15 million from its initial public offering. CEO Elon Musk said that it has started to restore some of what was staked on the company and other startups.
Tesla set a price of $17 per share and Musk sold 908,958 shares. Last Tuesday, Tesla stock rose by about 41% — the second-biggest rally for a US IPO. Last February, Musk said that he possessed $650,000 in “liquid assets” and that he got loans from friends to pay fees and support for estranged wife Justine Musk. Musk had actually gained about $300 million from selling PayPal Inc. and Zip2 Corp.