The list included companies that were mentioned as the most likely candidates for an IPO in the reports of the analysts at CB Insights, Renaissance Capital and funds traded on the exchanges. According to estimates from CB Insights, in 2016, the IPO had only 14 tech companies, while in 2015 their number was 19, and in 2014 exceeded 30. Analysts expect that in 2017 the number of projects that will place the shares on the stock exchange, will begin to grow. For eight years the company, which specializiruetsya short-term rental housing, attracted from investors about $4 billion.
Among investors service funds Capital G (formerly Google Capital), Sequoia Capital, General Atlantic and Tiger Global. In the summer of 2016 assessment Airbnb reached $30 billion. American company develops eponymous Anaplan cloud platform for corporate and financial planning. In January 2016, the company raised $90 million in the course of the round, its valuation has reached $1.09 billion. Among the project investors Coatue Management, DFJ Growth, Salesforce and Workday.
The services of an advertising platform AppNexus are Bloomberg, Dow Jones and ESPN. In September 2016, the company raised $31 million, including $10 million from the media company News Corp Rupert Murdoch. Total amount of attracted AppNexus investment is $319,2 million. Apttus provides SaaS solutions for trading companies, helping sellers to set prices for products.
In September 2016, the head of the Apttus kirk Krupp (Kirk Krappe) spoke about the companys plans to go public in the first half of 2017. According to him, the company has already informed potential investors. In November 2016 broadcasting company NBCUniversal, has invested in BuzzFeed for another $200 million, the total amount of borrowed publication investments were $496 million. According to The Wall Street Journal, during the last round of evaluation of the project totaled $1.7 billion versus $1.5 billion in 2015.
Service to protect and speed sites CloudFlare is often mentioned in the news because it relies on many companies, writes VentureBrat. The last time CloudFlare reported on attracted investments in the fall of 2015, when the company received $110 million. Co-founder and head of Cludflare Matthew Prince said the company can go IPO in 2017. In the summer of 2015 a service for the management loans Credit Karma raised $175 million at a valuation of $3.5 billion.
Startup Domo provides customers with cloud-based business Analytics, the company calls itself a competitor to such corporations as Microsoft and Salesforce. In March 2016 the project has attracted $131 million at a valuation of $2 billion. In 2016, the number of service users to store files Dropbox reached 500 million people.
The last time the company attracted investments in 2014, her assessment then reached $10 billion. In August 2016, Bloomberg sources said that the leadership of the Dropbox already discussed with banks the possibility of holding an IPO in 2017. Provider of integrated solutions for network security to ForeScout enterprises in January of 2016 raised $76 million at a valuation of $1 billion. In September 2016 the interlocutors Reuters said that the company is looking for banks that could act as underwriters for public offerings of shares.
Research firm Glassdoor is known primarily for the storage of the feedback from staff about their work, writes VentureBeat. The company earns mainly on advertising vacancies. Since inception in 2007, Glassdoor has raised $201.5 m.
Gusto startup, formerly known as ZenPayroll, develops service for payroll staff members and the remuneration of freelance workers as well as HR tools. In September 2016 the number of clients the company has reached 40 thousand people. The company Illumio specializiruetsya on information security, its clients include Morgan Stanley, Plantronics and Salesforce. Since inception in 2013, the startup raised $124,5 million, investors in the funds Andreessen Horowitz, Formation 8, and General Catalyst Partners.
The company InsideSales uses big data and artificial intelligence technology to automate the sales process. Since inception in 2004, the company raised $201.2 million, including from Salesforce Ventures. At the end of 2015 service, grocery delivery, Instacart has fired 12 HR-managers, and deciding to suspend an aggressive policy of recruitment. Then the company hired its first CFO. In 2016, the startup announced a partnership with distribution networks Cash & Carry, PlateJoy and Publix.
15-year-old company specializiruetsya on customer support and service. Since inception in 2001, the company raised $255 million. MuleSoft cloud service is designed to integrate between different applications, devices, and APIs. Writes VentureBeat, the company for many years was ready to hold an IPO, but postponed this decision. “There are many benefits to continue to operate as a private company, including business agility,” explained representatives from MuleSoft in 2015.
Developer corporate cloud Okta became “unicorn” in 2015. Now the company employs 800 employees and it plans to open a second office in San Jose, 50 miles from headquarters in San Francisco. Palantir develops services for data analysis.
In December 2015, the companys valuation has reached $20 billion, then part of its famous patrons questioned the need for an IPO. However, in October 2016, the CEO of Palantir Alex Karp said that the company is considering placement of its shares in 2017. In October 2016 audience of the service for collecting images, Pinterest has reached 150 million monthly users. During the year the audience of the service has increased by half in September 2015, this figure was around 100 million users.
In 2015, investors valued the company at $11 billion. Research Agency specializiruetsya Qualtrics for data analysis. In October, the company took the next step towards an IPO by hiring as COO of Serafina Zig (Zig Serafin), who previously worked for 17 years in Microsoft. In 2016, the us manufacturer of gaming hardware, Razer announced plans to invest $30 million in startups.
Also, the company acquired founded by George Lucas project THX. In the spring of 2016 corporate messaging app Slack launched in 2013, was valued by investors at $3.8 billion. During operation, the project has attracted $540 million, among its investors — Thrive Capital, Comcast Ventures, Accel Partners, GGV, Index Ventures, Social Capital, Spark Growth, and other organizations.
The owner of messenger Snapchat has applied for IPO in the Commission on securities and exchange Commission (SEC) in November 2016. According to Bloomberg and Reuters, the company plans to conduct IPO in March 2017, hoping to reach an estimate of $20-25 billion. Snap is now estimated at $18 billion. In March 2016 streaming service Spotify has raised $1 billion on the terms of a convertible loan. In exchange for financing the company pledged to conduct an IPO no later than 2017, otherwise, creditors will receive a large discount on the purchase of shares Spotify.
In July 2016 the online platform Sprinklr, which provides services for managing social networks, raised $105 million at a valuation of $1.8 billion. The company employs more than 1,200 people and its clients include McDonalds, Microsoft, Nike and P&G. In November 2016 rating popular in the US payment service Stripe has almost doubled and reached $9.2 billion. In December 2016, chief financial officer will Gabric (Will Gaybrick) said they were “very happy as a private company”.
Dealing with cyber security startup Tanium in the spring of 2015 raised $52 million from the Fund Adreessen Horovitz at the valuation of $1.75 billion. In October 2016 the companys valuation has reached $3.5 billion, then she started preparations for the IPO. Platform to search for specialists for specific tasks Thumbtack in 2015 reached a valuation of $1.3 billion.
Then the company hired its first CFO. Among the project investors Tiger Global and Sequoia Capital. Service for call cars today is the biggest “unicorn”. According to estimates from CB Insights, the company has raised a total of $12.5 billion investment, according to The Wall Street Journal, its estimate is $68 billion.
In July 2016 the developer platform for creating games Unity Technologies has raised $181 million at a valuation of $1.5 billion. According to the company, in its “engine” of the game played 770 million people.