New Investors Want New Companies

June 9, 2021

IPOs are more attractive to new investors than ever before. For most of investing history, private equity and IPOs have been harder for retail investors to be a part of, but information and fintech are increasing access for retail investors. Novice investors are also drawn to these types of investments, driving the fintech innovation into IPO launches, but by and large many IPOs remain closed off to retail investors. This has forged and cemented a place for alternative launch platforms or companies that have broadened their investment availability. Firms in this market are mostly new businesses but they have drawn an impressive amount of capital from reputable banks and investors. Younger investors see themselves as planting the seed for future companies and getting in on the ground floor of a large potential upside. However, many investors should be cautious as a significant proportion of newly listed companies can pose an increased risk. 
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