Here are the Top 5 Unicorns Flirting with a Public Offering in 2020

December 27, 2019 9:23 am Published by
2019 has been an absolutely historic year for initial public offerings, with many investors ending the year much more well off than headlines would initially lead you to believe. 2020 is expected to be much of the same.

This list was put together utilizing the following report from CNBC.

This year accounted for a record number of offerings, with more money raised in total than any year prior. 2019 also has the notoriety of having the world’s largest IPOs to date take place, with Saudi Aramco becoming the world’s most valuable business. The offering itself was able to raise sums passing records set previously by Alibaba and Uber, despite the fact that only a small percentage of shares found their way to public investors.

The year’s biggest news surrounding IPOs came when WeWork attempted and failed to list shares publicly, all in extravagant fashion. The company saw its near $50 billion valuations dwindle down to a measly $5 billion, resulting in the company’s founder being ousted and the firm’s largest investor assuming control of the failing office-sharing company.

Other 2019 headlines saw the pair of rideshare giants, Uber and Lyft list shares publicly, only to see their stock prices take a nosedive that they have yet to recover from many months later.

Only time will tell if 2020 has the same ups and downs that we have experienced throughout 2019. Whatever the case may be, here are the top five unicorn startups that are rumored to be exploring an initial public offering sometime in 2020:

  • Vacation and rental property revolutionary Airbnb
  • bed-in-a-box startup Casper
  • Chinese ride-hailing and delivery giant Didi Chuxing
  • Worldwide food delivery service DoorDash
  • App-based brokerage firm that ended trading fees industry-wide, Robinhood