Interested in the Pinterest IPO? You’ve come to the right place.
Latest News: Pinterest nears $1 billion in ad sales and valuation rises as it looks to go public in mid-2019 – via CNBC
Kurt Wagner of Recode reports that Pinterest expects more than $500 million in revenue in 2017. In a statement, the company had this to say about a Pinterest IPO:
With regard to an IPO, we don’t have any current plans for an IPO right now because we’re focused on growing the business.
That statement suggests we won’t see an IPO until at least 2018.
Pinterest is a social media platform. It’s a place where its users go to discover, share, and organize content. Content creators use the platform to showcase their designs, photography, ideas, recipes, and advice in the form of “pins” which are organized by topics onto boards.
Images from any website can be pinned to a Pinterest board for future reference.
Content creators active on Pinterest create pin-friend images so that website visitors pin content onto their boards. Doing do exposes the content to followers of the pinner. Content is also discovered through browsing and search.
What makes Pinterest unique is it is far more visual than other social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. It’s an easy place to share art and photography, but also blog posts, recipes, and home DIY ideas.
The platform is predominantly used by women, 71% at last check. But 1/3 of all new users are men and growing. At least 75% of all Pinterest traffic takes place on mobile devices.
From A Pinterest User
As a content creator myself, I use Pinterest to share articles and blog posts that may appeal to its user base. It’s not as intuitive as Twitter or Facebook, but the reach is far more powerful because content stays active and accessible longer. Users go to Pinterest specifically to find content and to organize it.
One expert Pinterest content creator told me it’s where people go to find blog posts. So that’s where the bloggers and influencers go too.
Of course, once there’s an audience, companies will follow.
Pinterest makes money from advertising. Companies, brands, and content creators can boost content by promoting pins to certain users who are targeted by interests, keywords, and demographic.
As of early 2017, the Pinterest advertising capability is nowhere near the sophistication of Facebook. However, as the company approaches the Pinterest IPO, expect to see improvements in this area.
Pinterest IPO Fact Sheet
No filings have been submitted to the SEC. As such, we have no formal financial information regarding Pinterest. As a potential IPO date nears, we’ll see an initial Form S-1 filing submitted followed by amendments.
Click here to see daily S-1 filings via RSS feed from the SEC.
|Founders:||Ben Silbermann, Paul Sciarra and Evan Sharp|
|Estimated IPO Date:||2018|
|Latest S-1 Filings||None|
|Known Participating Brokers:||NA|
|Number of Shares:||NA|
|Venture Capital Investors:||Click Here|
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