Initial Public Offer or IPO is a process by which a private Company goes public by sale of stocks to the general public. When a Company issues shares to the general public for the first time, it’s called an IPO.
Let’s take a look at 7 of the most anticipated IPOs; the World is looking forward to. Want to know more on IPOs? We at IndianMoney.com will make it easy for you. Just give us a missed call on 022 6181 6111 to explore our unique Free Advisory Service. IndianMoney.com is not a seller of any financial products. We only provide FREE financial advice/education to ensure that you are not misguided while buying any kind of financial products.
Most countries are familiar with Uber. If you are running errands for a friend or exploring a city far from home, go by Uber.
Uber is a transportation network Company, headquartered in San Francisco, California, USA. Uber offers peer-to-peer ride sharing, cab hailing, food delivery and a bicycle-sharing system.
With Uber platform, the location based app makes hiring on-demand private drivers, easy. Uber is a convenient, cheap and safe way to hire a car. Private drivers can be a part of the Uber platform, and enjoy high pay, be your own boss, and get tips.
With Uber, fare is automatically calculated and charged to the payment method, which is linked to Uber account. You can even pay in cash. Uber app asks you to rate driver with 1 to 5 stars. Uber Eats is the food delivery arm of Uber. Currently Naspers-backed Swiggy is in talks to acquire Uber Eats. This is part of Uber’s strategy as it cuts down losses to prepare for the IPO.
Uber has raised $24.2 billion and could seek a valuation of as much as $120 billion in its eventual IPO. Uber operates in 60 countries across the World. Look out for the Uber IPO in 2019.
Lyft is an on-demand Transportation Company based in San Francisco, USA. Lyft operates in US and Canada and is a car transportation mobile app. Lyft operates in 300 US cities.
Lyft follows extreme safety standards. They do thorough criminal background checks and go through US National sex offender’s registries.
Lyft plans to list on Nasdaq. Lyft has a valuation of $20 -25 Billion. Lyft’s roadshow will begin in March. Expect Lyft IPO before Uber.
Pinterest is a free website which requires registration. Think of Pinterest as a web-based pinboard. It’s just like a bookmarking tool. Pinterest has a feature which allows search with words, instead of images.
Pinterest is a social media site which allows you to organize and share images/videos across the web. The images uploaded are called Pins and these Pins are organized into pinboards. These pinboards can be customized and themed and other users may follow them. You can repin content by other pinners.
Just like other social networks, you can perform standard social networking functions like following pinboards of friends, liking them, commenting on other pins, sharing friends pin’s on Facebook or Twitter and repining content of friends. Currently, 50% of Pinterest users are from the USA. Pinterest has 25 Crore monthly active users.
Pinterest is hiring underwriters and seeks a valuation of $12 Billion for its IPO. Pinterest is a scandal-free social media site.
Slack is a collaboration hub where you/team work together and get things done. You can kickoff projects and budget discussions on slack.
Slack is a messaging service for teams. It brings all communication at a single place and integrates tools you use. Slack organizes team conservations into channels.
Slack had an interesting beginning. The idea behind Slack was developed from a gaming Company called Glitch. There was a struggle in team communication while developing the gaming Company, Glitch, and Slack came into being. Slack is office software that allows teams communicate effectively.
Slack has hired Goldman Sachs as lead to public offering. Slack seeks valuation of $10 Billion for its IPO. In the mobile-era, Slack has done extremely well, and is valued at over $7 Billion.
Airbnb is an online marketplace which allows people rent out properties and spare rooms to guests. Airbnb takes 3% commission on booking from hosts and around 6-12% from guests.
Airbnb has photos of property, hosts/guests and a full map listing. You can find shared rooms, an entire house, property with swimming pool and washing machine on Airbnb.
Why Airbnb? You get value accommodation at competitive prices and often at prime locations, where hotels cost much more. All you must do is create a verified profile (this could be on social media), send a message to the host and book instantly. Hosts will show calendars of availability and inform on facilities you get at the place.
Airbnb was valued at $31 Billion. Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky has said that Airbnb will go public in 2019.
Palantir builds software which connects data, technology, humans and environment. Palantir Technologies specializes in data analytics. The Palantir IPO can be one of the biggest IPOs this year.
The data-mining specialist Palantir Technologies has hired Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley to go public. Palantir could be valued at $41 Billion.
How valuable is Palantir? Palantir’s technology is valuable. It helped the US Government hunt Osama Bin Laden responsible for 9/11 attacks on World Trade Center and the Pentagon. It has helped disrupt several terrorist networks.
WeWork has transformed several buildings into beautiful collaborative workspaces. WeWork offers shared workspace to startups at lower costs than they would have to spend on their own. It’s an office-leasing Company.
So how does WeWork make money? WeWork buys real estate space; this could be just a floor or two in an office building. It also rents desks to individuals/groups of people, who want the benefits of a fully stocked office, without opening one of their own. WeWork was valued at $45 Billion and has Softbank as its largest investor. Expect the WeWork IPO in 2019.
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