Venture investment is now available to individual traders. To buy shares of well-known private companies before they go public, huge capital is no longer needed. You can invest in rapidly growing companies directly from your Metatrader.
The so-called Pre-IPO companies are also available. These are large projects that have already successfully completed several rounds of financing and are preparing to go public.
At each of these stages, company shares grow by tens and hundreds of percent. A couple of examples:
- Snowflake – the IT company, in which Warren Buffett himself invested, brought hundreds of percent of the profit. At the Pre-IPO stage, Snowflake shares could be bought for $15-$30. Immediately before the IPO, analysts estimated 1 share already at $70-$80. The shares were placed at $120 and rose to $253.93 on the first day of trading. The capital of investors who invested money at the Pre-IPO stage increased by 10-15 times.
- Another interesting example is the well-known cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase. Before the company went public, Coinbase shares could be bought for $40-$50. But on the first day of trading on the Nasdaq, the share price rose to $328.28.
What’s more, multiple price increases don’t just happen on the day of the IPO. With every successful funding round, new investors come into the business. The capitalization of the company is increasing, and everyone who has invested before is making money on it.
As mentioned above, you now have access to the venture investment market. Moreover, in a convenient and familiar terminal. This is a new product for traders, so in this article we would like to share a list of Pre-IPO companies worth investing in now.
The first private company to launch its own spacecraft into space orbit. SpaceX and its projects are so famous that hardly anyone needs to describe their activities.
But SpaceX is also a very interesting investment project. Over the past 7 years, the company’s capitalization has increased more than 14 times. We have already given the example of Snowflake above. So, SpaceX shares showed the same growth even without the IPO. The company is still non-public and continues to steadily raise capital through successful funding rounds and grants.
Therefore, even without an IPO, SpaceX continues to increase in capitalization and bring profit to investors.
The well-known British financial service has been demonstrating a steady growth in key indicators for several years in a row. If we speak about the company’s valuation, then it has grown by 3-6 times each of the last years.
This applies not only to market valuation, but also to other key indicators: the number of customers, the volume of processed transactions, revenue, etc. Here is the data on annual revenue, here you can also see a stable annual growth.
Revolut founder Nikolai Storonsky has repeatedly said that the company is planning an IPO over time. But even without this, Revolut has no problems with funding. Several successful funding rounds have been held in recent years.
Payment service Stripe could well become the biggest IPO in history. As the company approaches its IPO with a valuation approaching $100 billion.
2020-2021 has been a very successful year for the company. It multiplied its revenue and profit due to the popularization of online payments during the covid years. Then she held 2 consecutive large rounds of financing ($600 million each).
The founders of Stripe have publicly announced several times that the company is preparing for an IPO. It will probably happen as early as 2023 (the exact date is still unknown). Therefore, now is a very good time to invest in the company.
The game studio Epic Games, which developed the famous game Fortnite, is in great demand among investors. The company has already raised $6.4 billion in investments. Over the past 3 years, Epic Games has held 3 large rounds at once for $1 billion, for $1.5 billion and for $2 billion.
There is no specific news or approximate dates for the IPO. The management of Epic Games has not yet given hints about the imminent entry into the exchange, but even without this, investors can earn on the company’s shares. Revenue figures are growing from year to year. In addition, the company attracts new investors even without an IPO.
Another major FinTech service that is already very close to its IPO. Klarna is a Swedish company that helps businesses set up online payment acceptance. It is a global service with over 140 million users serving over 250,000 online stores. The company shows stable growth. Revenue increases by about 1.5 – 2 times annually.
Klarna regularly holds successful investment rounds. The last one is worth $800 million. Therefore, the Swedish financial service now looks like a very interesting story for venture investments.
In fact, there are many promising companies in the OTC market that show similar results. Every year, they improve business performance by several times, attract billions of dollars of investments and are already approaching their IPO.
And if earlier venture investments in fast-growing companies were available only to large investors with large capital, now all these companies are in your terminal. You can participate in this super profitable market conveniently.
Choose companies that you believe will grow and try your hand at venture capital investment.