Porsche plans to go public

Soon you’ll be able to own stock in the car driven by the jerk who just whizzed past you going 30 mph over the...
Jacob Cohen • September 7, 2022

How Rivian customers score on its IPO

Buying a new car used to come with awesome perks like the vehicle losing 20% of its value as soon as it left the...
Trung T. Phan • November 12, 2021

Redbox just IPO’d, and it’s out to prove there’s more than meets the kiosk

We’ve all been there — marching out of a 7-Eleven, slurpee in hand, when you see it glowing in the distance: the Redbox kiosk,...
Rob Litterst • October 28, 2021

NerdWallet: From Excel spreadsheet to $5B IPO

In 2008, Tim Chen was working for a New York hedge fund when the financial crisis hit. Like thousands of Wall Streeters, he was...
Trung T. Phan • October 13, 2021

Amazon-backed Rivian is going public

When it comes to the Bezos vs. Musk billionaire beef, space is the main event — pitting Blue Origin against SpaceX. Back on earth, there’s...
Trung T. Phan • October 5, 2021

Allbirds, Silicon Valley’s favorite shoe company, has filed for an IPO

Allbirds — maker of the official sneaker of Silicon Valley — has filed for an IPO, describing the event as the “first sustainable public...
Rob Litterst • September 3, 2021

With grilling season underway, Weber files to go public

If you ever wake up and think, “I really should know the ins and outs of a grill company,” Weber’s IPO prospectus is the...
Jacob Cohen • July 15, 2021

China’s Uber, DiDi, files its US IPO

DiDi — the ride-sharing company that holds 90% of China’s market share — filed for its US IPO last week. Its valuation could hit...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 16, 2021

LinkedIn love child Confluent files to go public

Source: Confluent Believe it or not, LinkedIn is good for something: starting other businesses. Last week, software provider Confluent — which started as an internal …
Kolby Hatch • June 9, 2021

IP-Oatly: The oat milk startup preps for a $10B public debut

Oatly’s cutesy bus stop and billboard ads declaring it “milk for humans” are everywhere. People hated CEO Toni Petersson’s odd Super Bowl 55 “wow,...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • May 20, 2021

Digits: Pets, Disney+ subscribers, housing permits, and more

Work in progress (Source: Construction Photography / Getty Images) Note: In this new section, we’ll break down the week’s headlines by-the-numbers. McDonald’s is planning …
Jacob Cohen • May 17, 2021

Coinbase is eyeing a $65B+ public debut

Internet browser Netscape went public on Aug. 9, 1995. In the decades since that date, the phrase “Netscape moment” has been used to signal the...
Trung T. Phan • April 14, 2021

Media and talent giant Endeavor Group is going public… with an interesting board addition

Endeavor Group — which owns talent powerhouse WME and MMA league UFC — filed to go public on Wednesday. As reported by Variety, this was...
Trung T. Phan • April 2, 2021

WeWork is going public via a SPAC

Getty Images / Michael Kovac) Well, this is embarrassing. A few months ago — in the middle of the special purpose acquisition (SPAC) craze — we...
Trung T. Phan • March 29, 2021

Coursera’s IPO signals big changes ahead for higher ed

At certain points in 2020, Google search volume for “masterclass” surpassed that of “business school.” Folks are increasingly questioning the value of traditional higher …
Jacob Cohen • March 9, 2021

Everyone thought Toast was toast. Now it’s planning an IPO.

You know the satisfying feeling you get when a toaster pops up two slices of beautifully crisp, golden-brown toast? That’s probably how Toast is...
Jacob Cohen • February 23, 2021

Helbiz is scootin’ onto the NASDAQ

Micromobility will make its stock market debut next quarter. Per TechCrunch, Helbiz ($HLBZ) — an electric bike and scooter company with a pretty incredible name...
Trung T. Phan • February 12, 2021

Bumble: An IPO to swipe right on?

Today, 40% of US couples meet online. To contextualize how significant that is, in 2020, some 150m messages were sent through the dating app Bumble...
Shelley Tang • February 8, 2021

TikTok’s parent company ByteDance is valued at $180B. It’s worth way more.

Most of us know ByteDance as the China-based parent company of video app TikTok, which was supposed to be banned in the United States. It’s...
Trung T. Phan • January 27, 2021

Going public madness: Affirm, Robinhood, Roblox, SoFi

Following the gangbuster IPOs of DoorDash and Airbnb at the end of 2020, 2 other firms with public listing plans — Roblox and Affirm...
Trung T. Phan • January 8, 2021

For the very first time, Reddit revealed its user numbers

Reddit is like the person who can’t stop talking about how different they are. And to be fair, when the book about your company...
Trung T. Phan • December 3, 2020

A wave of bargain shopping IPOs are coming. Why now?

For the longest time on the internet, the best places to lowball-offer your way to a great bargain were eBay and Craigslist. But things changed...
Trung T. Phan • December 2, 2020

The video game Roblox is eye-ing an $8B+ IPO

Two groups of people will be very familiar with Roblox, the sandbox game in which users build virtual worlds: Kids under the age of 13,...
Trung T. Phan • November 25, 2020

5 things you need to know about the DoorDash IPO

There have been a number of high-profile public listings this fall: Asana, Palantir, Snowflake, Unity Software. Delivery app DoorDash is joining the fray and there’s...
Trung T. Phan • November 16, 2020

Airbnb survived the pandemic and is on the cusp of an IPO

Photo: Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images for International New York Time / Illustration by The Hustle Airbnb is back from the brink. Seven months removed from one of...
Trung T. Phan • October 30, 2020

Corporate people getting busted for stuff they say

The WeWork drama keeps on keeping on. Last October, SoftBank tried to salvage WeWork’s failed IPO by making an offer to take over the beleaguered...
Trung T. Phan • October 30, 2020

What Root’s IPO says about the future — and potential ills — of personalized insurance

(Editor’s Note: A previous version of this article referred to insurtech firm Lemonade as “Lemon”. Sorry!) Today’s a big day for insurtech (AKA “insurance …
Trung T. Phan • October 27, 2020

It’s IPO Season: Fun facts you need to know

It’s IPO Season: Fun facts you need to know Last week, 7 private US companies collectively worth $44B filed to go public. And that doesn’t...
Trung T. Phan • August 31, 2020

Slack follows Spotify’s lead with a direct listing, and now IPO fundraising is optional

Slack, the workplace messaging and productivity giant, plans to go public with a direct listing later this year. Slack will become only the 2nd large...
Conor Grant • January 14, 2019

Unprofitable companies are IPO’ing like there’s no tomorrow

New research from University of Florida professor Jay Ritter shows that a whopping 83% of IPOs in 2018 have been filed by unprofitable companies. Why...
Zachary Crockett • October 3, 2018

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