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2023 IPO Check-in

2023 IPO Check-in

As we are now halfway through 2023, it is time to check in on the status of the 2023 IPO Outlook and see which companies have made progress or extended their IPO timeline, and which companies to keep an eye on as they begin the IPO process.

Current 2023 IPO Outlook

2023 has seen 93 companies go public so far via traditional initial public offerings, direct listings, and completed SPAC mergers[1]. While this is slightly above this time last year which had recorded 75 public listings, it is still significantly below the record 516 that occurred in 2021[2]. However, many companies are confidentially filing for IPOs, selecting or hiring investment banks to assist in the process, or updating their IPO documents, poised and ready for when market conditions improve.

Companies that have gone public in 2023

(MicroVentures’ portfolio companies are noted with an asterisk.)

Current prices are reflected below as of market close on 6/29/2023.


Cava – IPO

Industry: Food & Beverage

Date: June 13, 2023

IPO Price: $22.00

Current Price: $43.60

Cava (NYSE: CAVA), a Mediterranean fast-casual culinary brand, went public in June 2023, which many recognized as the “end of the IPO drought”. The company sold 14.4M shares, raised nearly $318M, and pushed the company valuation to roughly $2.45B. Their shares reached as much as 117% in its market debut and closed at $43.78 per share[3]. The shares are currently trading at 98.18% above the IPO price.

ATS Corporation

ATS Corporation – IPO

Industry: Automation Solutions

Date: May 23, 2023

IPO Price: $41.00

Current Price: $45.61

ATS Corporation (NYSE: ATS), an automation solutions provider, went public in May 2023. They offered 6M common shares to raise $246M. The shares are currently trading at 11.24% above the IPO price.


Nextracker – IPO

Industry: CleanTech

Date: February 8, 2023

IPO Price: $24.00

Current Price: $38.10

Nextracker (NASDAQ: NXT), a developer of solar tracker systems, conducted their IPO in February 2023. With shares priced at $24, it raised $638M in their IPO, considered at the time to be the largest IPO of 2023[4]. The shares are currently trading at 58.75% above the IPO price.


Kenvue – IPO

Industry: Private Equity Firm

Date: May 4, 2023

IPO Price: $22.00

Current Price: $25.99

Kenvue (NYSE: KVUE), Johnson & Johnson’s consumer health business, went public in May 2023. Shares were priced at $22 and the company aimed to sell more than 172M shares, bringing in $3.8B[5]. Kenvue ended up selling more than 198M shares and brought in $4.37B, the largest IPO so far in 2023[6]. The shares are currently trading at 18.13% above the IPO price.

TXO Energy Partners

TXO Energy Partners – IPO

Industry: Oil and Gas

Date: January 27, 2023

IPO Price: $20.00

Current Price: $21.82

TXO Partners (NYSE: TXO), formerly known as the oil and gas company MorningStar, went public in January 2023 at an initial price of $20 per share. The IPO aimed to raise $100M[7]. The shares are currently trading at 9.1% above the IPO price.

Potential Public Listings



Industry: FinTech

Last Round: $6.5B Series I in March 2023

Stripe is a developer-oriented commerce company helping small and large companies accept web and mobile payments.

Stripe has been stating its intentions to go public since July 2021[8]. The company is considering going public through a direct listing or private market transaction and has hired Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan to advise on the deal. In January 2023, Stripe told its employees that it will make a decision on its plans to go public within the next year[9].



Industry: Cloud Data Management and Cybersecurity

Last Round: $261M Series E in January 2019

Rubrik is a cloud data management company that focuses on zero trust data security.

A new addition to the IPO list, Rubrik has not yet filed for their initial public offering, but hired Goldman Sachs, Barclays, and Citigroup in June 2023 for its planned stock market flotation. Sources report Rubrik may raise more than $750M in its IPO with a potential timeline of 2024, pending a more welcoming IPO market[10].



Industry: Marketing Automation

Filed: May 2023

Last Round: $329M Series D in May 2021

Klaviyo is a multichannel marketing automation platform for email, SMS, and push.

Klaviyo is another new addition to the IPO list, with sources first reporting the potential IPO in April 2023[11]. We didn’t have to wait long for the official news, with Klaviyo confidentially submitting their IPO paperwork in early May 2023. Contemplating a raise of at least $750M, they’ve hired Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, Barclays, Mizuho Financial Group, and William Blair to assist in the listing[12]. Klaviyo could participate in their market debut later this year.


Navan (Formerly TripActions)*

Industry: Travel and Expense Management

Filed: September 2022

Last Round: $154M Series G in October 2022

TripActions is a corporate travel and expenses company that helps companies manage bookings, corporate cards, and provides expense management software.

TripActions confidentially filed for an IPO in September 2022 at a targeted $12B valuation. Initially planned for the second quarter of 2023, the company has not provided any new information regarding timing of the initial public offering[13].



Industry: Social Networking

Filed: May 2022

Last Round: $500M Series H in September 2021

Discord is a channel based voice, video, and text social platform with dedicated servers for different communities.

Discord has been a highly anticipated IPO on many investors’ radars since late 2021, but no filing has occurred, bank hired, or lawyer selected as of June 2023. However, they’ve turned down acquisition deals from Microsoft, Twitter, and Amazon in addition to making other moves that indicate the company could be preparing for an IPO[14].



Industry: Short Term Car Rentals

Filed: January 2022

Last Round: $35.2M Venture Round in April 2022

Turo is an online car sharing platform that allows car owners to rent out their vehicles for short-term rentals.

Turo filed for an IPO in January 2022[15], with little new information released since then about their IPO plans. The company updated its filing in May[16], September[17], December 2022,[18] March 2023[19], and June 2023[20] showing continued interest in getting to a public offering. Based on the original IPO filing, the deal could raise up to $300 million.



Industry: Social Networking

Filed: May 2023

Last Round: $410M Series F in August 2021

Reddit reported that it had filed a preliminary IPO registration statement with the SEC in December 2021, but did not initially specify a timeline[21]. Sources reported in February 2023 that the company was targeting the second half of 2023 and has been keeping its paperwork up to date. However, in a recent attempt to become profitable, many Reddit users engaged in a blackout to protest Reddit’s newly unveiled charges for third-party developers, like Apollo, to access Reddit’s applied programming interfaces (APIs)[22]. So far, it is unclear how the Reddit blackout has affected the company’s IPO plans.



Industry: Carsharing

Last Round: £628M (≈$797M) Series F in January 2022

Bolt is an Estonian Uber and Lyft rival that primarily operates in Europe, Africa, and Mexico.

Bolt’s CEO stated their IPO intentions in May 2023 and that a final decision will hinge on market conditions. They have put a tentative timeline on a 2025 IPO and expects to be profitable by May 2024 in advance of IPO efforts[23].

Impossible Foods

Impossible Foods*

Industry: Plant-based Meat Substitutes

Last Round: $500M Series H in November 2021

Impossible Foods makes plant-based alternatives for beef, sausage, chicken, and pork.

Another anticipated IPO, Impossible Foods has not filed their S-1 yet. In February 2023, the company’s CEO said the industry is still in its infancy and that an IPO will happen, just “probably not this year”[24].

Going Public

While the IPO market is far removed from immense growth it experienced in 2021, hope is on the horizon with many companies continuing to update their IPO documentation, reviving plans, or beginning to take the first steps. It will be interesting to see if the IPO market continues to change through the rest of 2023 and which companies could debut in the public market.

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:

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[1] MicroVenture Marketplace Inc. using data retrieved 6/21/23 from https://spactrack.io/despacs/ & https://www.iposcoop.com/current-year-pricings/.

[2] MicroVenture Marketplace Inc. using data retrieved 6/15/22 from https://site.warrington.ufl.edu/ritter/files/IPO-Statistics.pdf & https://spactrack.io/despacs/.

[3] https://www.cnbc.com/2023/06/15/cava-group-ipo-cava-starts-trading-on-the-new-york-stock-exchange.html

[4] https://www.axios.com/2023/02/09/nextracker-years-largest-ipo

[5] https://www.cnbc.com/2023/05/03/jj-kenvue-ipo-what-to-know.html

[6] https://www.davispolk.com/experience/kenvue-437-billion-ipo

[7] https://fortworthbusiness.com/business/bob-simpsons-morningstar-files-to-go-public-with-100-million-ipo/

[8] https://nypost.com/2021/07/08/online-pay-firm-stripe-reportedly-hires-law-firm-in-first-step-toward-big-ipo/

[9] https://www.cnbc.com/2023/01/26/stripe-tells-employees-it-will-decide-on-an-ipo-within-the-next-year-.html

[10] https://www.reuters.com/markets/deals/microsoft-backed-rubrik-hires-banks-ipo-sources-2023-06-05/

[11] https://techcrunch.com/2023/04/03/report-klaviyo-to-ipo-later-this-year/

[12] https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/klaviyo-files-confidentially-for-u.s.-ipo-sources

[13] https://techcrunch.com/2022/09/29/tripactions-ipo/

[14] https://www.mlq.ai/discord-ipo/

[15] https://techcrunch.com/2022/01/10/peer-to-peer-car-sharing-company-turo-files-ipo-to-go-public/

[16] https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1514587/000119312522156266/d145731ds1a.htm

[17] https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1514587/000119312522236530/d145731ds1a.htm

[18] https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1514587/000119312522304828/d145731ds1a.htm

[19] https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1514587/000119312523078252/d145731ds1a.htm

[20] https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1514587/000162828023021706/turoinc-sx1a5.htm?mod=article_inline

[21] https://www.inc.com/sam-blum/reddit-faces-a-crossroads-as-it-considers-an-ipo-later-this-year-and-users-are-still-in-open-revolt.html

[22] https://www.inc.com/sam-blum/reddit-faces-a-crossroads-as-it-considers-an-ipo-later-this-year-and-users-are-still-in-open-revolt.html

[23] https://www.coinspeaker.com/bolt-profitable-ipo-2025/

[24] https://finance.yahoo.com/news/impossible-foods-ceo-ipo-will-happen-but-probably-not-this-year-163945190.html


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