One of the most anticipated IPO`s lately has been Airbnb. Airbnb, Inc. is an American vacation rental online marketplace company based in San Francisco, California, United States. Airbnb has resisted the pandemic and was able to stay in the business. It even managed to rebound a little by little in the second quarter by the rise of domestic travel. Airbnb is expected raise around $3 billion during the IPO. Right now Airbnb revenues are not back to pre-pandemic levels, however as the situation gets under control, it is expected that Airbnb revenues will be going up drastically meaning investors can see great profits in a long run.
Instacart is an American company that operates a grocery delivery and pick-up service in the United States and Canada. Instacart has partnered up with Goldman Sachs to help it to go public. We are expecting the delivery app company to be valued at around 30 Billion USD when it goes public, even though it was just valued at $17.7 billion last month when it raised $200 million in a private fundraising round. Delivery services have been one of the winners during the pandemic and lockdown times, so it is expected that there will be huge interest from investors for Instacart IPO.
UiPath is a global software company that develops a platform for robotic process automation. It`s valued at around $10.2 Billion after closing the first round of funding. This valuation is up more than 30% from the last year’s $7 billion. The company has benefited from the pandemic and the rise in remote work because the demand for automation has skyrocketed, and UiPath has shown time and again that it can give clients fast returns on their investment. The Company revenue has been growing steadily and the company founder Daniel Dines has said that they will be going public in 2021.
Petco, is an American pet retailer in the United States which sells pet products and services, as well as certain types of live animals. Petco operates more than 1,500 stores in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Mexico, offering pet care products, veterinary services, an e-commerce presence, and an online health advice service called PetCoach. The company reportedly had $4.4 billion in annual sales at the start of February. On Nov. 5th Petco announced that it has filed for IPO. There are not many details know about the initial public offering, However, Bloomberg has reported that Company will be seeking a $6 Billion valuation.
Bumble is a dating app, on which women have to make the first move. According to the latest news the app is working with Goldman Sachs and Citigroup to go public. It`s expected for the Bubmle IPO to happen as early as the first quarter of 2021 according to Bloomberg. Bumble will be seeking a Valuation of $6 to $8 billion during its IPO. Bumble was started back in 2014 by Tinder Co-Founder Whitney Herd. Online dating has been another field that gained a lot of users during lockdown times.
Roblox is an online game platform and if you have not heard about it just ask your kids. As of August 2020, Roblox has had 164 million active users on its platforms and most of these users are under the age of 13. Roblox has exploded during pandemic times when most of the kids are studying from home and have even more free time to spend on video games. Before lockdown, Roblox was rumored to be valued at around $4 billion however not even a year after it has doubled in value and is believed to be valued at around $8 billion right now. Roblox wants to cash on this amazing growth and is planning to go public soon. IPO is being led by Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase, and stocks will be listed on the New York stock exchange under the ticker: RBLX