Klaviyo has become a go-to startup for those seeking to automate their marketing efforts, and its impending IPO is sure to bring in plenty of money. With the market in flux, now might be the perfect time for Klaviyo to share its secrets with potential investors.
Although the company has not yet released any official statements, it is possible that Klayvio is working on a listing with one or more investment bankers. A successful IPO could be the catalyst needed to open the doors for other tech startups and help invigorate an economy that has been sluggish of late. If anything, this would be a notable move by Klayvio as its competitors often wait until later stages to go public in order to take advantage of favorable market conditions.
Klaviyo is a company that has raised a boat load of cash. It has amassed a massive $9.5 billion valuation and last August it raised another $100 million from Shopify, per Crunchbase. With this capital injection, Klaviyo will be able to continue its rapid growth and expansion into new markets.
While many of the layoffs we are seeing at major tech companies are a result of operational costs savings, investors are viewing them with a much more skeptical eye. This is largely due to the slower pace of economic growth seen over the past few years, and the fact that many investors no longer equate growth with profitability. Instead, they want operational discipline from their investments in order to avoid falling short on returns.
Klaviyo laid off 140 employees last month and is streamlining costs in preparation for an IPO. This could be a sign that the company is trying to make itself more appealing to jittery investors. In order to keep costs down, the layoffs may have been necessary, but they may also signals Klaviyo’s intentions to remain competitive in the ever-growing market for voice and messaging applications.
However, Slacker’s profitability could be hampered by its high cost of expansion. The company has only added 12 employees in the past year and those costs likely eat into its profits. To compound matters, the company doesn’t have a lot of free cash flow – it burned through nearly $60 million last year.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Turo and Reddit are two of the many tech companies that could go public this year. Turo has kept its public offering documentation warm as TechGround recently reported, while Reddit is a collection of online communities that could be worth billions of dollars. Other potential candidates include big-data company Databricks and scooter unicorn Lime. Although it’s unclear if either company will be able to break the IPO logjam, they’re nonetheless among the most closely watched in 2015.
The company responded to the report by stating that they do not condone sexual harassment in any form and will take any measures necessary to prevent it from happening. This statement shows that the company is committed to preventing harassment and taking necessary steps to ensure a safe work environment for all employees.