on January 8, 2019
2019 may have kicked off with volatility from listed names, but it could be the yet-unlisted names that make for the biggest stories by year-end.
The year ahead is set to be a massive one for IPO’s that attack the app economy and growing consumer segments.
Household names like Uber, Lyft, Pinterest, Slack, Robin Hood, and Airbnb are all set to make a splash on the exchange during the year, while possibly less popular but no less important names like Palantir also prepare public offerings.
To run down what to expect from the cavalcade of blockbuster IPO’s ahead this year, Real Money’s Kevin Curran sat down with Santosh Rao, Head of Research at Manhattan Venture Partners, to understand how the current market environment might affect expectations for the key companies set to debut this year.
“I think even the investors have become more careful,” he said. “They’ve got burned with [Snapchat] (SNAP – Get Report) . They don’t want to buy into the hype that you get with all these consumer-facing internet companies.”
To make sure you pick the winning unicorn, check out the interview.
For more on some of the most hotly anticipated upcoming IPOs, TheStreet’s Annie Gaus has a rundown of her top targets in 2019 here.
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