Instacart’s readiness to go public this year is a little better understood after The Wall Street Journal reported that the grocery delivery giant has no major fundraising plans when it goes public.
Although the mechanism of going public for a company is only very different – in the end direct listing and traditional IPO both lead to a new public company – Instacart’s plan provides us with helpful hints about its recent financial history.
That Instagram is scheduled to go public this year at all a small miracle; The US market for new tech listings has been depressed in the current quarters. The sluggish IPO market is a stark change from the active 2020-2021 period that saw a large number of startups and unicorns – private market companies worth $1 billion. USD and up – listed as investors take the value of tech stocks to new heights.
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Prices have gone down, sometimes plummeting from pandemic highs. Most emerging tech companies are holding back from going public in response, perhaps concerned about matching eventual private-market valuations in an IPO or other form of floating purchase.