Reddit IPO: $748M Raise! Valued at $6.4B

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By  Jacks Money

Highly awaited IPO

After careful consideration spanning over three years, Reddit has finalized detailed strategies for its upcoming initial public offering (IPO) scheduled for March.

What is an IPO?

An initial public offering (IPO) is the process of introducing shares of a privately held company to the public through a new stock issuance.

Stiff competition

Reddit represents the inaugural IPO of a social media company since Pinterest's introduction in 2019. It is anticipated to face significant competition from both TikTok and Facebook.

Meme rallies fueled enthusiasm

Reddit's IPO serves as a litmus test for user enthusiasm surrounding its stock market debut, given that platform investors have previously fueled "meme" stock rallies such as GameStop and AMC over the past three years.

Meme rallies fueled enthusiasm

While enjoying widespread recognition, Reddit has yet to achieve profitability, primarily depending on advertising and a $5.99 per month premium access subscription for its revenue.

Founders opinion

Steve Huffman, Reddit's Founder, acknowledged the company's losses, attributing them to investments that, in turn, caused a delay in the launch of the IPO.

API access to generate avenue

In a bid to boost revenue, Reddit revealed its intentions to impose charges on companies seeking access to its application programming interface (API).

Controversy on API

The choice to implement charges has generated discontent among users who rely on third-party apps for accessing Reddit.

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