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2017 IPO Prospects: Instacart Getting Ready to Deliver on the Stock Exchange

Posted on Wednesday, Apr 5th 2017

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According to a recent report by Food Marketing Institute and Nielsen, the online grocery shopping market is expected to grow five-fold over the next decade. American consumers will spend more than $100 billion on food-at-home items by 2025 compared with $20.5 billion in 2016. The number of shoppers buying groceries online has already increased from 19% in 2014 to nearly a quarter as of 2016. It is expected that by 2025, more than 70% consumers will be shopping for groceries online. The industry has attracted the likes of Amazon and Google, both of which have their versions of grocery shopping services. Then, there are others like San Francisco-based Instacart that focuses only on this market. After Snap’s successful recent IPO, analysts believe that Instacart may now be next on the table.

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Billion Dollar Unicorns: Airbnb is in no Rush to IPO

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 4th 2017

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Earlier this month, Snap became among the first few Billion Dollar Unicorns to go public this year. Many anticipated that its successful IPO will prompt some of the other bigger Unicorns, like Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb to test out public waters as well. However, the companies are still cautious. Recently, San Francisco-based Airbnb announced plans that it will go public, but not soon.

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Billion Dollar Unicorns: Alteryx has a Successful IPO

Posted on Monday, Apr 3rd 2017

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After a disappointing year, the IPO market for tech companies has got off to a strong start in 2017. Alteryx recently became the second enterprise software company to go public this year after Mulesoft>>>

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2017 IPO Prospects: Okta Files in Red Hot Identity Management Sector

Posted on Friday, Mar 31st 2017

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A Markets and Markets report published earlier last year estimates the Identity and Access Management Market to grow 13% annually over the next five years to be worth $14.82 billion by 2021. The market was estimated to be worth $8.1 billion in 2016. The impressive growth rate has helped companies like San Francisco-based Okta deliver strong revenue growth. The company recently filed to go public.

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Oracle Takes On AWS Next

Posted on Thursday, Mar 30th 2017

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Nearly three years ago, tech giant, Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) began its transition toward the cloud. Since the change in gear, Oracle has seen both revenues and profits fall. Finally, it now appears that the worst is over. As Jefferies & Co. analyst John DiFucci puts it, the “clouds are clearing”.

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2017 IPO Prospects: Zuora Thinks it Will be a Good Time for an IPO

Posted on Wednesday, Mar 29th 2017

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Over the past few years, the rise of cloud-based services has also resulted in the growth of a subscription economy. More and more enterprises are looking to transition from a traditional product sales model to a pay-as-you-go service relationship. Analysts estimate that global subscription economy will be a $100 billion market by 2020.

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Competition Heating up in Online Travel

Posted on Tuesday, Mar 28th 2017

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According to a Phocuswright report, the total travel market is expected to reach over $400 billion in 2020. US online travel agents’ (OTA) market share will reach 41% by 2020. The online travel market has seen much consolidation over the years and the duopoly of Expedia and Priceline now dominates the industry. >>>

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2017 IPO Prospects: Elevate Credit may Finally List this Year

Posted on Monday, Mar 27th 2017

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A report published last year estimated the global consumer lending balances outstanding at the end of 2015 at $42.3 trillion, recording a growth of 3.3% since 2011. Within the sector, residential mortgage accounted for $32.9 trillion and non-mortgage consumer lending accounted for $7.5 trillion, excluding credit card loans and credit card balances of $1.8 trillion. Over the past few years, this non-mortgage lending industry has seen the emergence of newer, non-traditional banking institutions such as Lending Club, OnDeck, Prosper, and Elevate Credit. Elevate Credit is now looking to list on the stock market after delaying those plans for over two years.
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