In addition to driving big gains in stocks like GameStop, AMC, and Robinhood, it looks like Reddit has managed to boost its own valuation by a couple of billion dollars over the past couple of months too.
How did Reddit boost its valuation?
Ok, so it’s not a public company yet, but all of the attention Reddit has been getting since the start of the year has really started paying off.
Last week, the so-called ‘front page of the internet’ announced that it had raised $410 million in private funding from Fidelity Investments at a valuation of $10 billion. This means that Reddit’s valuation has close to doubled since it last raised money just six months ago at $6.5 billion.
While it might have been seen (by some) as bad for the stock market, the whole WallStreetBets debacle earlier this year was a real boon for Reddit’s reputation. Considering such market-shaking events were driven entirely through one platform — including the collapse of a $13 billion hedge fund — the high-level of engagement and cultural currency the site commands is now clear.
So when will us mere mortals be able to invest?
Would Reddit be a good investment?
Well first of all, it’s worth pointing out that there is still a long way to go for the business. In addition to being unprofitable, Reddit brought in roughly $100 million in advertising revenue for the last quarter. When you compare that with the leviathans of online advertising like Facebook ($28.5 billion) and Google ($50+ billion), Reddit is still just a minnow.
However, management appears keen to eventually go public, with CEO Steve Huffman stating previously: “Though it is fashionable for companies to stay private longer, that is not our goal.”
Watch this space.
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