Briefly:

  • Warby Parker has filed for a direct listing of its Class A stock.
  • WPs snapshot: 33% (net revenue growth), $487M ( net revenue), 83 (net promoter score), 2M+ (active customers), 60% (gross margin), 145 (stores)
  • The firm sells eyewear products and eye care services direct to consumers via its retail store network and online.
  • $WRBY has proven its omnichannel business model to be resilient during the pandemic and its revenue growth has rebounded impressively.
  • Warby Parker intends to raise capital through DPO under the ticker, “WRBY”.

Founding Story


Briefly:

  • Offer proceeds to be used for increasing capitalization, maximization of financial flexibility.
  • As of June 30, 2021, the company reported $494M in ARR indicating a 118% growth Y/Y; it boasts of operations in 48K locations and has a $15B U.S. Serviceable Addressable market.
  • Trailing 12M gross payment volume (GPV) stands at $38B while annual net retention rate is greater than 110%.
  • For the six months ended June 30, 2021 revenue stood at $704M compared to $344M in the year ago period and $823M for year ended Dec.31, 2020.
  • During the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2021, we incurred…


Every beginner, before diving into the article, would like to see some profs. Who is the author?

With a 99,99% probability, I can afford to answer the question from the topic, since for almost 10 years of my life I have been engaged in private /venture transactions in the tech industry.

At the age of 7, I started programming, at the age of 13 I created a super-local forum and social network, which became popular in the Eastern part of Europe. Then I founded and co-founded several startups (Slinky [Acquired by $SOHU in 2013], Teleport [Acquhired by $SNAP in 2018]…


  • India could see a whirlwind of new initial public offerings (IPO), this year.
  • At the moment, 17 companies have filed their prospectus with the market regulator Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI).
  • In total, these companies intend to raise over ₹40,000 crore.
  • Last year, 14 companies got listed on the stock exchange, raising over ₹25,000 crore.

2021 could be an even better year than 2020 for companies looking to go public. While some companies have already listed on the stock exchange, there are over a dozen more who are in the process of rolling out their initial public offerings (IPO).


After months of speculation about its imminent IPO, Oatly’s stock will be available to the public sooner than anyone anticipated, according to reports filed with the SEC. Oatly filed to go public on the NASDAQ at a potential valuation of $10 billion, as early as the beginning of May. Get ready for the oat rush.

  • Oatly has filed to raise $100 million in a U.S. IPO
  • The company sells oat-based dairy alternative products in numerous countries
  • OTLY has grown quickly during the 2020 pandemic but is generating high and increasing operating losses

The plant-based milk pioneer filed to start the…


Venture capital (VC) and angel investing is an exciting arena of high risk and potential for high reward. Investors can invest in a private company during a round of raising capital, or investors can acquire these shares later from another investor. VC investments thus can be broadly categorized as either a primary investment or a secondary investment.

In a primary investment offering, investors purchase shares directly from the company, or issuer, which provides fresh capital for the company. …


Tonal is a smart home gym that uses artificial intelligence and expert-led coaching to provide strength training.

It manufactures and provides Tonal, fitness training equipment. The equipment is installed on walls and offers personalized workouts through it. It also provides workout plans, such as build muscles, balancing strength, and athletic. Performance-based on individual requirements. It also offers live-recorded classes by coaches.

Tonal is unique in this field for its focus on weight training instead of cardio. Think of the machine like a slimmer, low-profile Bowflex that mounts flush against the wall rather than taking up an entire corner of your…


So far in 2021 there have been quite a few Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) available on the market. There are a number of major upcoming IPOs that you need to watch out for the next 2 quarters. Many companies will not be known to everyone, since so far only those who are involved in the secondary market are talking about them often.

👀Previously ➡️ Part 1️⃣, Part 2️⃣

Over ~170 companies are expected to go public in 2021

Here are the ones to watch 👇

✅Confluent IPO (Forecast June 2021)


Another quarter. Another part. Another list.

In the past, I’ve mostly covered venture-backed tech and tech-ish IPOs or pre-IPOs companies going public. You can easily find more articles before,

➡️ Read Part 1

So far this year, we have seen some high-profile late-stage startups hitting the stock markets including Coursera [COUR], Zymergen [ZY], Digital Ocean [DOCN], UiPath [PATH], Playtika [PLTK], DoubleVerify [DV], AppLovin [APP], Alkami [ALKT], TuSimple [TSP] and OLO[OLO]. We are definitely not done yet, there are still more interesting public listings that are likely to take place this year.

Occasionally, a direct listing here and there would make the list, but the vast majority…

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