Investor focus on IPO’s

October 2022

2021 was a huge year for the public offering market with an estimated $450 billion raised by over 2000 different enterprises. After a slow start to the year in the IPO market things are starting to pick up. There is now a revived interest in companies that are going public and more specifically tech based businesses. Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, online brokerage Robinhood and EV manufacturer Rivian were some of the big names of 2022 so far.

Now with other large tech companies considering going public the buzz for investors is becoming larger. Companies such as Reddit, Stripe and Discord are currently in funding rounds and could list at any time once the regulations have all been met.

What Offerings should I look for?

Predicting what companies will rocket and which will fail is a difficult task but here are some of our top recommendations on what public offerings to be watching;

  • Discord - Latest Valuation: $15 billion after funding in September
    The online chat service has yet to officially announce going public but investors have been paying attention since the company ended talks with Microsoft to be acquired for $10 billion.
  • Instacart - Latest Valuation: $39 billion after funding in March
    The grocery delivery service with a fast-growing advertising platform, was originally aiming to go public last year at a rumoured valuation of $50 billion.
  • Reddit - Latest Valuation: $10 billion after funding in August
    Reddit filed paperwork to go public this year, but has yet to officially announce going public . Since a massive funding round it has been reported to be close to a $15 billion valuation.
  • Stripe - Latest Valuation: $95 billion after funding in April
    The payments processor has been teasing an IPO and talking to investment banks in September about a market debut this year. Stripe could be one of the largets IPO’s this year.
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