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2021 IPO Calendar: These are the IPOs you need to watch

Here’s a collection of some of the most talked-about public offerings for the year ahead.

Last year was reportedly the biggest year for IPOs since the dot-com boom, and 2021 may surpass it. Below you’ll find the available details for some of the year’s potentially hottest initial public offerings.

Note that we’re not recommending these IPOs. Use this guide for your own research and due diligence before making any investment decisions.

Most anticipated IPOs for 2021

Below, you’ll find some of the most anticipated initial public offerings for the coming year. We expect these IPOs to generate a lot of buzz, and several of them have done so already.

Nextdoor

Nextdoor, a neighborhood-oriented social network, is reportedly targeting an IPO in 2021 and seeking a company valuation between $4 to $5 billion. But no official plans have been released and no date has been set.

  • Expected to go public: 2021
  • Valuation: $4-$5 billion

Instacart

The ubiquitous Instacart connects clients with surrogates who shop for and deliver groceries to your door — all through an app. With so many Americans home due to COVID, its sales hit an estimated $35 billion in 2020, putting the company in third place behind Amazon and Walmart.

  • Expected to go public: 2021
  • Valuation: $30-$40 billion

Robinhood

The brokerage firm that introduced no-commission trading benefited from quarantine as millennials and novice traders began using their federal stimulus checks to play the market. Robinhood became the place to trade, gamifying investing and using its appeal to attract tech enthusiasts to the financial services company.

  • Expected to go public: 2021
  • Ticker symbol: HOOD
  • Valuation: As high as $11.7 billion

Stripe

Payment processing and e-commerce giant Stripe has yet to announce plans for an IPO, but speculation abounds and the name appears on several publications’ lists of offerings to watch for in 2021. If it goes it would be one of the biggest of the year.

  • Expected to go public: late 2021
  • Valuation: $95 billion

2021 IPO calendar

Here are some of the other high-profile IPOs our editors are watching. (This is not a complete list of upcoming IPOs.)

Scheduled IPOs

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Name Symbol Exchange Status Price Shares IPO Date
8i Acquisition 2 Corp. LAXXU.US Nasdaq Expected From USD 10 to USD 10 0 2021-07-29
TGPX Holdings I LLC COOK.US NYSE Expected From USD 16 to USD 18 0 2021-07-29
Software Acquisition Group Inc. III Unit SWAGU.US Nasdaq Expected From USD 10 to USD 10 0 2021-07-29
Rallybio Corporation Common Stock RLYB.US Nasdaq Expected From USD 13 to USD 15 0 2021-07-29
Nuvalent, Inc. Class A Common Stock NUVL.US Nasdaq Expected From USD 16 to USD 18 0 2021-07-29
Preston Hollow Community Capital, Inc. PHCC.US NYSE Expected From USD 18 to USD 20 0 2021-07-29
Field Trip Health Ltd. Common Shares FTRP.US Nasdaq Expected - 0 2021-07-29
International Media Acquisition Corp. Unit IMAQU.US Nasdaq Expected - 0 2021-07-29
Robinhood Markets, Inc. Class A Common Stock HOOD.US Nasdaq Expected From USD 38 to USD 42 0 2021-07-29
AxonPrime Infrastructure Acquisition Corp APMIU.US Nasdaq Expected From USD 10 to USD 10 0 2021-07-29
Riskified Ltd. RSKD.US NYSE Expected From USD 21 to USD 21 0 2021-07-29
Dole plc DOLE.US NYSE Expected From USD 16 to USD 17 0 2021-07-29
Icosavax, Inc. Common Stock ICVX.US Nasdaq Expected From USD 14 to USD 16 0 2021-07-29
Kaival Brands Innovations Group, Inc. Common Stock KAVL.US Nasdaq Expected - 0 2021-07-29
Metals Acquisition Corp MTALU.US NYSE Expected From USD 10 to USD 10 0 2021-07-29
Tenaya Therapeutics, Inc. Common Stock TNYA.US Nasdaq Expected From USD 14 to USD 16 0 2021-07-30
Summit Healthcare Acquisition Corp. Class A Ordinary Share SMIH.US Nasdaq Expected - 0 2021-07-30
Global Consumer Acquisition Corp. Warrant GACQW.US Nasdaq Expected - 0 2021-07-30
Golden Path Acquisition Corporation Ordinary Shares GPCO.US Nasdaq Expected - 0 2021-07-30
Rani Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. Class A Common Stock RANI.US Nasdaq Expected From USD 14 to USD 16 0 2021-07-30
Summit Healthcare Acquisition Corp. Warrant SMIHW.US Nasdaq Expected - 0 2021-07-30
Golden Path Acquisition Corporation Warrant GPCOW.US Nasdaq Expected - 0 2021-07-30
XPAC Acquisition Corp. Unit XPAXU.US Nasdaq Expected - 0 2021-07-30
RxSight, Inc. Common Stock RXST.US Nasdaq Expected From USD 16 to USD 18 0 2021-07-30
IN8bio, Inc. Common Stock INAB.US Nasdaq Expected From USD 10 to USD 12 0 2021-07-30
Ocean Biomedical, Inc. OCEA.US Nasdaq Expected From USD 7 to USD 9 0 2021-07-30
Immuneering Corporation Class A Common Stock IMRX.US Nasdaq Expected From USD 14 to USD 16 0 2021-07-30
Omega Therapeutics, Inc. Common Stock OMGA.US Nasdaq Expected From USD 16 to USD 18 0 2021-07-30
Global Consumer Acquisition Corp. Common Stock GACQ.US Nasdaq Expected - 0 2021-07-30
Worksport, Ltd. Common Stock WKSP.US Nasdaq Expected - 0 2021-07-30
Golden Path Acquisition Corporation Rights GPCOR.US Nasdaq Expected - 0 2021-07-30
Clarios International Inc. BTRY.US NYSE Expected From USD 17 to USD 21 0 2021-07-30
Teads N.V. Class A Common Shares TEAD.US Nasdaq Expected From USD 18 to USD 21 0 2021-07-30
Riverview Acquisition Corp. Unit RVACU.US Nasdaq Expected - 0 2021-07-30
Worksport, Ltd. Warrant WKSPW.US Nasdaq Expected - 0 2021-07-30
MAXCYTE, INC. MXCT.US Nasdaq Expected From USD 11.5 to USD 13.5 0 2021-07-30
BETTER BEING CO., LLC BBCO.US NYSE Expected From USD 15 to USD 17 0 2021-08-04
Cadre Holdings, Inc. CDRE.US NYSE Expected From USD 16 to USD 19 0 2021-08-05
European Wax Center, Inc. EWCZ.US Nasdaq Expected From USD 15 to USD 18 0 2021-08-05
Weber Inc. WEBR.US NYSE Expected From USD 15 to USD 17 0 2021-08-05
WCG Clinical, Inc. WCGC.US Nasdaq Expected From USD 15 to USD 17 0 2021-08-05

Here are some of the other high-profile IPOs our editors are watching. (This is not a complete list of upcoming IPOs.)

Expected IPOs

Stock Tentative date Status Exchange Symbol
Instacart 2021 Rumor - - Learn more
Rivian Fall 2021 Rumor - - Learn more
Nextdoor 2021 Rumor - - Learn more
eToro Q2 2021 Rumor Nasdaq - Learn more
Nerdwallet - Rumor - - Learn more
Joby Aviation - Rumor - - Learn more
EVgo - Rumor NYSE EVGO Learn more

What’s an IPO?

Companies stage an initial public offering (IPO) to raise capital and to reward early investors, officers and workers who’ve been given ownership shares. In a public offering, shares are sold via an underwriter, with most going to large institutional investors and select high-net worth investors.

In rare cases, the average retail investor may be invited to participate, but most will have to wait until shares are trading on an exchange.

On this page you’ll see two other kinds of initial offerings:

  • Direct listings: In a direct listing, a private company sells existing shares held by employees or private shareholders on an exchange with no intermediary. The price per share depends upon how willing existing shareholders are to part with their shares.
  • SPACs: In a SPAC merger, a company seeking to go public merges with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), a blank check company with no operations other than to bring a private company public. This saves the private company time and effort, and it may increase its eventual share price. Public investors can buy into SPACs before the merger, but they rarely know what company a SPAC will take public.

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Pros and Cons

  • If you can get in before a stock is traded on the exchange, you get a fixed price that often moves up quickly when the stock enters the market.
  • You get in early on new companies with big plans for growth that can lead to big stock-price gains.
  • Interest is likely to be high, particularly with a brand-name company, which will raise the stock price.
  • The share price can be volatile around the time of an IPO, and if you buy on the market, you may be overpaying.
  • Even the pre-IPO price may be too high, and the price may fall instead of rise.
  • New companies can be risky as big plans for growth often do not work out.

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