Although the market for tech IPO offerings is being called a “s—show” in 2019, it hasn’t stopped some startups from taking steps toward going public anyway.
But thanks to market volatility at the end of 2018, as well as the government shutdown in January that put public filings on hold, 2019 as a “banner year” has started out slow. The down market has left many highly anticipated tech IPOs to be delayed, and bankers are now anticipating an inundation of IPOs in the second quarter of 2019, beginning in March.
Through the first two months of 2019, there have been only a handful of tech startups that have taken official steps toward going public. Some of the most highly anticipated startups have made their first moves already: Uber and Lyft are dueling it out to be the first of the two multibillion-dollar ride-hailing platforms to go public.
Here are the tech startups that have taken steps toward going public, and those that are rumored to make their first moves in 2019:
(Valuations and funding raised courtesy of PitchBook.)