The number of publicly traded companies has skyrocketed over the past two years. This was largely due to low interest rates and the impact of the pandemic.
With investor appetite set to continue and valuations high, there are several companies that may be ready to go public in 2022.
eToro – social trading platform
The social trading platform is ready to debut on Wall Street via SPAC.
Its IPO was initially scheduled for 2021 with a valuation of around $ 10.4 billion, but regulatory hurdles for SPACs have caused the delay.
eToro will not complete its SPAC merger with US SPAC Fintech Acquisition Corp by the end of 2021.
It should be listed on Nasdaq.
Stripe: launching financial services
With a valuation of $ 95 billion, Stripe is the most anticipated IPO of 2022. The company reported revenues of approximately $ 7.4 billion in 2020.
When Stripe started operating, it served other startups, such as DoorDash, which were ignored by banks. As these startups grew, so did the company, showing that its business strategy has paid off.
The company has grown quietly but rapidly, delivering hundreds of billions of services to companies around the world. Its customer base now includes giants like Amazon.
The pandemic has helped increase their popularity, and the company’s investments in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have helped them start new businesses with ease.
Discord: chat app
Discord is a hugely popular chat application in the gaming world, with over 150 million monthly active users worldwide. Members can communicate in real time via voice calls or video chat, share media files, and talk to other members on their own server.
Founders Jason Citron and Stan Vishnevskiy wanted a better communication tool to connect with their remote developer teams. They devised a service to chat with staff members, which eventually became Discord.
Last year, the company was in talks about a possible $ 10 billion acquisition from Microsoft. However, that deal failed. Analysts now expect an IPO in 2022.
The company raised $ 500 million in September 2021, giving it a valuation of $ 15 billion.
Databricks – data engineering tool
As the world’s most popular data engineering tool, Databricks offers the power and flexibility to easily process large volumes of structured or unstructured information.
With the growing weight of data in business, many companies are combining the use of artificial intelligence and visualization tools services.
Databricks has become an industry leader by providing sophisticated services that help companies manage databases, implement AI and visualize data.
Companies from different countries are doing business with Databricks and revenues are expected to increase by more than 75% to $ 1 billion in 2022.
Databricks recently completed a $ 1.6 billion funding round, giving them a $ 38 billion valuation.
InstaCart – online grocery ordering company
The company allows you to order groceries online and have them delivered to you whenever and wherever you want.
His latest funding round gives him a valuation of $ 39 billion.
In 2020, due to the pandemic, the demand for online groceries, and therefore the company’s services, has soared.
The company partnered with Goldman Sachs to go public through a direct listing.
It should happen in 2022, but it is not known exactly when.
Klarna – Swedish Fintech for deferred payments
Klarna offers a buy now, pay later option for online shoppers.
Klarna hopes the increased revenue and users from the pandemic will translate into a successful announcement.
Despite rumors of Klarna’s upcoming IPO, the company’s CEO, Sebastian Siemiatkowski, recently shared his concerns with CNBC about the public listing.
“The volatility in the market right now makes me nervous about the IPO to be honest,” he said.
“I think it would be nice to do an IPO when it’s a little louder. And right now it doesn’t really look good out there, ”she added.
Impossible Foods – plant-based food company
The company replaces meat products with plant-based alternatives. The goal is to provide people with the taste and nutritional benefits without any negative impact on health or the environment.
Impossible Foods was founded by Stanford Professor Pat Brown and its products have taken off in both home cooking and restaurants. It could be listed on the markets in 2022, as it is growing rapidly
Bloomberg reported that the company is considering a $ 500 million funding round, which would value it at $ 7 billion.