IPO

Voi scooters raises $115M Series D round as it preps to enter new cities — and for an IPO

The European e-scooter market is currently the main battleground for companies playing in the micromobility space, taking advantage as they are of Europe’s relatively compact cities and the desire o

A few questions about the impending Reddit IPO

Social hub Reddit filed to go public. You know what that means: It's time to ask questions.

China’s AI giant SenseTime postpones IPO after US blacklisting

SenseTime, one of China’s most valuable AI solution providers, is putting its $767 million public listing on hold, the company said Monday. The announcement came three weeks after the Hong Kong

Samsara could become a decacorn in upcoming IoT-themed IPO

No matter where it prices or how we count shares, Samsara is set to crush its final private price. But is it expensive at those valuation marks?

LG Energy Solution gets Korea Exchange’s nod for planned IPO

LG Energy Solution, the battery unit wholly owned by LG Chem, has received preliminary approval for an initial public offering, the Korea Exchange said in a statement on Tuesday. LG Energy Solution is

China’s AI giant SenseTime readies Hong Kong IPO

One of China’s biggest AI solution providers is a step closer to its initial public offering. SenseTime has received regulatory approval to list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, according to med

Investors bet that Sweetgreen will make sweet amounts of green

Getting a nearly 9x revenue multiple for running a food business is wildly good. That's what, 2015 software prices for salads? How can we call it anything but a win?

Electric automaker Rivian valuation pops above GM, Ford in biggest IPO of 2021

The euphoria around Rivian kicked into overdrive Wednesday as it debuted as a publicly traded company, with an opening share price of $106.75. If that sticks, it would give Rivian an implied valuation

Indian fashion e-commerce Nykaa makes stellar market debut

Fashion commerce firm Nykaa rose as much as 89% on its Indian market debut Wednesday, gaining a valuation of $13 billion in the nation’s first women-led unicorn listing. Shares of FSN E-Commerce

Rivian raises $12B in one of the hottest IPOs of 2021

Electric automaker Rivian has priced its initial public offering at $78 a share, pushing it far above its targeted share price as investors dove in the year’s most highly anticipated IPO. Update

Sweetgreen’s IPO pricing guidance illuminates valuation range for tech-enabled companies

Sweetgreen's IPO pricing is fascinating because it fits neatly into our budding thesis regarding the value of tech-enabled companies when they go public.

Paytm raises $1.1 billion from anchor investors in India’s blockbuster IPO

Paytm has raised $1.104 billion in India’s largest-ever anchor round as part of its initial public offering, which is also shaping up to be the nation’s largest, as the poster child of the Indian

Korean online payment service Kakao Pay surges nearly 114% on the first day of trading

Shares in Kakao Pay, the fintech unit of South Korea’s largest messaging app operator Kakao Corp, closed up 114% in its market debut on Wednesday. The Ant Financial-backed company ended day one of t

Backblaze’s IPO a test for smaller tech concerns

Backblaze's IPO is a harkening back to the time when it was somewhat difficult to convince private-market investors to value your company in the nine-figures, let alone 10.

Kurly, the Korean online grocery startup, plans June IPO at estimated $5.9B valuation 

Kurly, a South Korea-based online grocery startup that provides next-day delivery services across the country, will go public by June next year.  The startup, which declined to comment on how much it

Rent the Runway’s IPO pricing indicates bullish market for unicorns of all stripes

We can't help but read Rent the Runway's IPO pricing as not only good news for unicorns, but also for tech-enabled unicorns.

Paytm seeks $20 billion valuation in India’s biggest IPO

Paytm, one of India’s most valuable startups, is seeking to raise as much as $2.4 billion in what is shaping up to be the biggest initial public offering in the country at a valuation of $20 billion

Nubank files to go public

This morning Brazilian neobank Nu, better known as Nubank, announced that it has filed to go public. Today its F-1 filing remains private, but the announcement of its existence implies that Nu is on t

Heavily VC-backed salad chain Sweetgreen heads toward public markets

Sweetgreen is an incredibly well-backed unicorn that just happens to make salads instead of, say, enterprise software.

NerdWallet, Gen Z and the value of the written word

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show, the time of the week when we niche down t
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