Post Tagged with: "IPO"

Snap May File for Payments License in U.S.

Snap May File for Payments License in U.S.

by February 3, 2017 at 12:15 pm 1 comment

In the more than 170 pages of Snap’s IPO draft, its P2P payments service, Snapcash, received a mere paragraph. Snapchat’s parent company will look to apply for a payments license in order to “mitigate regulatory uncertainty,” according to an S-1 filing. Although we currently use the service of a third partyRead More

Bitcoin Bursts onto NYSE in $500 Million IPO

Bitcoin Bursts onto NYSE in $500 Million IPO

by January 20, 2017 at 12:11 pm 1 comment

Start the line now, people—bitcoin is now available on the New York Stock Exchange. Grayscale Investments, a New York based subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, today filed to list its fund, Bitcoin Investment Trust (look for GBTC on the NYSE), on the exchange for a public offering of $500 million.Read More

4 Fintechs Eyeing IPOs in 2017

4 Fintechs Eyeing IPOs in 2017

by January 2, 2017 at 11:00 am 1 comment

The fintech world has been going through a sort of an IPO freeze recently. The headwinds created by certain fintechs this year (looking at you, LendingClub) didn’t help much either. Venture capital funding continued to fall in the third quarter, according to data from KPMG Enterprise and CB Insights. Global financingRead More

Fast and Cheap IPO On SGX: Ayondo

Fast and Cheap IPO On SGX: Ayondo

by December 1, 2016 at 1:18 am 1 comment

Are you preparing a roadshow, the conventional way of accessing public markets by selling shares? Are you using an investment bank to take care of the messaging, positioning and pricing of the deal? This capital raising route typically means aiming for a listing on one stock exchange, which is typicallyRead More

Will Stripe’s New Funding Lead to an IPO?

Will Stripe’s New Funding Lead to an IPO?

by November 28, 2016 at 3:40 pm 1 comment

Digital payments startup Stripe, begun back in 2000 by a pair of Irish brothers, has just raised new funding that values the company at just over $9 billion—and incidentally makes its founders the youngest billionaires in Ireland. In all, $150 million in new capital was raised. This brings the company’sRead More

IPO or ICO or IEO (briefing on Colored Coins)

IPO or ICO or IEO (briefing on Colored Coins)

by October 30, 2016 at 1:00 am 1 comment

Image source The new kid on the block is IEO (Initial Equity Offering). I coined that phrase because neither IPO or ICO fits. – IPO (Initial Public Offering) implies listing shares on a regulated Stock Market such as NYSE, Nasdaq, LSE, SIX etc.  – ICO (Initial Currency Offering) implies issuingRead More

Elio shows that Crowdfunding wins when it focusses on real world innovation

Elio shows that Crowdfunding wins when it focusses on real world innovation

by September 7, 2016 at 1:00 am 1 comment

Image source Elio Motors is the poster boy for Reg A+ Crowdfunding in America and Reg A+ could fundamentally change how capital formation takes place. The Elio story shines a light on crowdfunding, but it also shows that Crowdfunding wins when it focusses on real world innovation. Traditional FinServ doesRead More

ID Tree is Raising $1MM To Track Private Companies

ID Tree is Raising $1MM To Track Private Companies

by July 1, 2016 at 10:16 am 1 comment

At a time when startups stay private longer, and fintech investment is at its peak (maybe), where do investors look? Private companies. However, those are known  for being, well, “private” about their financials. Enter ID Tree. The New York-based startup allows investors to discover private companies and track their financial progress.Read More

Three’s a Crowd – 3 Fintech IPOs to Hit ASX in Coming Weeks

Three’s a Crowd – 3 Fintech IPOs to Hit ASX in Coming Weeks

by June 29, 2016 at 3:42 am 2 comments

It’s fintech IPO season down under, with three companies planning to list on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) in the next few weeks; ChimpChange, Kyckr and Coassets. The last two plan on leveraging the services of another Australian fintech startup, OnMarket BookBuilds, to attract investors. OnMarket BookBuilds claim to beRead More

KoreConx: a Global Re-bundling Fintech Case

KoreConx: a Global Re-bundling Fintech Case

by June 7, 2016 at 2:00 am 3 comments

Crowdfunding is real. Whether it is equity or debt platforms, the trend is very much alive with regional variations and adapting regulations. A real global market opportunity The simple explanation is “Capital continues searching for investment opportunities, as deposit rates remain low” & “Companies continue searching for funding as “normal”Read More