Robinhood Choses Goldman Sachs to Lead 2021 IPO
According to Coinspeaker, Robinhood company would go public before the end of 2021 Q1.
Trading platform Robinhood Markets Inc has chosen investment banking company Goldman Sachs to lead its initial public offering (IPO) in 2021. The trading app also hopes that the IPO would push the company’s valuation to over $20 billion.
The New York Post said in a report that the time and valuation of the offering will be subject to market conditions. The report noted that the company had already secured more than $2 billion from private investors.
Now, more sources noted that the company has hired Goldman Sachs to lead the upcoming Robinhood IPO.
Despite that Robinhood had not officially announced the IPO, the sources stated that the trading company would go public before the end of 2021 Q1. Also, the anonymous sources added that Robinhood may decide to go against the IPO plans.
Over the past months, Robinhood has been raising major cash injections from several investors. Some of the company’s investors are 9Yards Capital, Index Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Ribbit Capital, DST Global, and Andreessen Horowitz.
As of May, Robinhood’s valuation jumped to $8.3 billion after the company secured $280 million through cash investments. Shortly after the $280 million cash investment, the company added $320 million, pushing its valuation further to $8.6 million. Furthermore, Robinhood raised $200 million from D1 Capital Partners, increasing the trading company’s valuation to $11.2 billion.
In addition to Robinhood’s significant cash investments in 2020, the company secured an additional $660 million in a Series G funding round in September. Robinhood spokeswoman noted that the funding raised the company’s valuation to $11.7 billion. At the time, Robinhood said the secured funds would be used to develop customer experience and support its core business.
In addition, Robinhood plans to broaden its employees base in Arizona, Temple, Southlake, and Texas.
Founded in April 2013, Robinhood has about 13 million users, according to its most recent filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).