Another year, another list.
In past years, we’ve mostly covered venture-backed tech and tech-ish IPOs in this perennial list of startups going public. Occasionally, a direct listing here and there would make the list, but the vast majority of companies going public were doing so through a traditional IPO. This year looks like it will be a bit different, with the increasing popularity of SPACs and new rule changes making direct listings more favorable, now that companies can raise capital through that route.
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So, we’ve adapted our ever-updated Here’s Who’s Gone Public list to fit more with the times, and are including both traditional IPOs and other methods of going public. So far this year, that means IPOs, direct listings, and SPACs.
While SPACs are going public at a more frequent pace than traditional IPO companies, we’ve included only the ones that have completed a merger with a target company and begun trading as a combined company.
This list will be updated regularly to keep up with the robust IPO and SPAC pipeline coming up this year, so be sure to check back.
Most recently updated: April 16, 2021
- IPO date: Jan. 13, 2021
- IPO price: $49
- IPO valuation: $11.9 billion
- Initial post-IPO arc: Positive
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