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What to know about Roblox before investing

Roblox said in its last S-1 amendment that the public should be able to invest in common class A shares on March 10th. We explore this filing and what you should know about the gaming company before investing. #Know-what-you-buy

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What is a SPAC? The secret of these "blank check companies"

Special purpose acquisition company, synonym of “mountain of cash waiting for a merger”, has become an increasingly popular way for companies to go public. But how do they work, why do we use them, and what are their inherent risks?

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Rocket company Astra Space is going public via SPAC

Space investors, beware, because you will soon have a new toy to play with. The Special Acquisition Company Holicity is bringing Astra Space public on the Nasdaq, making it the first publicly-listed space rocket launcher company.

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Kuaishou IPO prospectus breakdown

Started in 2011 as a GIF-maker app, Kuaishou became TikTok’s rival in the Chinese short video streaming industry. The app now blends e-commerce, livestreaming, short-form video, and gaming distribution and is preparing for an IPO on Friday with hopes to raise $5.4 billion at a HK$115 price.

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Online dating app : table is set for a bumble IPO

The advent of social media has changed the way we meet and has brought the dating world directly to our fingertips. We explore how Bumble is monetizing relationships through its mobile apps and navigating its competitive industry.

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Israel's Playtika is 2021's biggest IPO. Will you be buying?

International diversification matters in asset allocation, and doing so in one of the world's most innovative start-up hubs, Israel, is now an option with the upcoming Playtika IPO. This Friday, the online mobile gaming company was listed on the Nasdaq under the symbol PLTK for what is a $1.88 billion raise. The company's business operations and risks are explored in this article:

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Dr Martens will move to public markets

There is not a shoe more iconically British than the classic Dr Martens. According to a filing on Monday, the company will soon go public. It would be one of the first big initial public offerings for 2021 on the London Stock Exchange.

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Affirm Holdings is the latest hot FinTech IPO company

FinTech IPOs are becoming the norm with e-commerce and online payments booming from Covid-led consumer online demand. Affirm specializes in "buy now pay later" solutions. Its system enables consumers to get items today, but pay over time. APRs start at 0% for short 3 month terms and grow to incrementally higher rates with longer repayment terms.

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Student loan pioneer SoFi IPO through SPAC

Based in San Francisco, SoFi is a leading online lending platform founded in 2011 to tackle the U.S. Student debt crisis through student loan refinancing. In 2011, the average American student had $26,600 in loans, and today the national debt has surpassed the $1.6 trillion mark. SoFi grew into a giant through the innovative marketing and financial practices explored in this article. 

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Upstart IPO and the online lending space

San Francisco is the mecca of online lending, and so it is no wonder that we are seeing Upstart successfully raising cash in the public markets. Upstart is the FinTech company leveraging Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technology to improve consumer access to credit.

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Is the Airbnb & DoorDash IPO frenzy sign of a market top?

Airbnb and Doordash just blew the roof off their public listings. Insiders netted huge returns but is it a sign broader market returns are about to end?

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Petco's IPO: Woof

Petco announced its IPO, following high sales due to the dog adoption trend we have seen this year.

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