Initial public offerings (IPOs) in the latter half of 2021 included a few highly anticipated big names like Robinhood, Couchbase, and Expensify.
Exit value reached $187 billion in Q3, according to Pitchbook’s Venture Monitor data, smashing $103.9 billion exit value in Q3 2020. So, what companies have all eyes on them as 2022 IPO’s are right around the corner?
Anticipated IPOs for 2021
With an exciting end to 2021, it’s time to look forward to what 2022 might bring. Below are a handful of companies that could go public in the next year or so.
(MicroVentures’ portfolio companies are noted with an asterisk in the list below.)
Last Round: $600M (March 2021)
Estimated 03/21 Valuation: $95B
Stripe is a developer-oriented commerce company helping small and large companies accept web and mobile payments. The Wall Street Journal recently wrote that the company reported around $7.4B in revenue for 2020.
Industry: Social networking apps
Last Round: $600M (September 2021)
Estimated 09/21 Valuation: $17B
Discord is an online voice, video, and text communication platform designed for creating communities. After discussions of selling to Microsoft in Q2 2021, it’s speculated that the company could go public in the first half of 2022.
Industry: Plant based foods
Last Round: $500M (November 2021)
Anticipated 11/21 Valuation: $7B
Impossible Foods focuses on developing plant-based substitutes for meat, dairy, and fish products. In April 2021, the company noted that locations where Impossible Foods’ products can be purchased had increased from 150 stores to more than 20,000.
Industry: Delivery Services
Last Round: $265M (March 2021)
Estimated 03/21 Valuation: $32.9B
Instacart is an online grocery platform that offers same-day delivery and pickup services for retailers and consumers. Instacart’s Q3 revenue reportedly jumped 20% compared to the same period in 2020, with orders increasing 15%.
Industry: E-commerce Fintech
Last Round: $639M (June 2021)
Estimated Valuation: $45.6B
Klarna is an e-commerce payment solutions platform for merchants and shoppers. The company announced in August that number of sites that integrated Klarna had jumped to 250,000. Concerning the impending IPO rumors, CEO Sebastian Siemiatkowski did express his concerns about current market volatility affecting the IPO.
Industry: Data and AI Cloud
Last Round: $1.6B (August 2021)
Estimated 08/21 Valuation: $38B
Databricks is a data and AI company that interacts with corporate information stored in the public cloud. The number two company on Forbes’ 2021 Cloud 100 list, CEO Ali Ghodsi says “In some sense, we’re going public six months at a time.” There is no current timeline or estimated valuation for Databricks IPO, but some expect it could happen within the next year.
Industry: Analytics Software
Last Round: $100M (November 2021)
Estimated 11/21 Valuation: $4.2B
ThoughtSpot is a business intelligence platform that helps anyone explore, analyze, and share real-time business analytics data easily. In November, the company announced that its cloud services ARR saw 250% growth in one year and 85% of new customers purchased cloud products during that same period.
Last Round: $750M (August 2021)
Estimated 08/21 Valuation: $25B
Chime is a fintech company that offers products to help its members avoid bank fees, save money automatically, and lead healthier financial lives. With an anticipated IPO in 2022, the company is reportedly seeking a $35 – $45B valuation at time of IPO.
Industry: Social networking
Last Round: $410M (August 2021)
Estimated 08/21 Valuation: $10B
Reddit is an online platform that enables users to submit links, create content, and have discussions about the topics of their interest. The company announced December 15, 2021, that it has confidentially filed for an IPO with the Securities & Exchange Commission. While the pricing and number of shares were not disclosed, it was reported earlier this year that Reddit hoped to attain a $15B valuation before listing its shares.
If you’re new to terms like “SPAC” and “IPO,” check out a few of our previous blog posts covering different ways to go public:
- What’s the Difference Between an IPO and a Direct Listing?
- SPAC Explained: What is a Special Purpose Acquisition Company?
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