글로벌 여론조사기관 ‘서베이몽키(SurveyMonkey)’가 미국 증권거래위원회(SEC)에 나스닥 상장을 위한 기업공개(IPO)를 신청했다.
서베이몽키는 최근 타이거 글로벌, ICONIQ 캐피탈, 소셜+캐피탈 파트너십으로부터 $250 million(약 2천7백억 원)의 투자를 받으며, 기업가치가 $2 billion(약 2조 2천억 원)으로 상승했다.
이번 IPO를 통해 회사는 최대 $100 million(약 천백억 원)의 자금을 조달할 것으로 보인다.
서베이몽키는 올해로 창업한지 19년이 지났지만, 연이은 손실을 기록하고 있는 것으로 알려졌다. 2018년 상반기에만 $27.18 million(약 300억 원) 순손실을 기록했다. 지난해 같은 기간 대비 손실 규모가 $19 million(약 210억 원)으로 크게 늘어났다.
서베이몽키는 최근 주식을 활용해 투자자들로부터 $600 million(약 6천6백억 원)의 자금을 조달했고, 투자사인 타이거 글로벌이 주식의 29.3% 지분율을 보유하고 있는 것으로 알려졌다.
한편, 서베이몽키는 연내 스마트시트(Smartsheet), 주오라(Zuora), 드롭박스(Dropbox), 도큐사인(DocuSign) 등과 함께 기업공개 대열에 합류할 것으로 예상된다.
SurveyMonkey, which helps businesses gather feedback through its survey platform, has submitted paperwork to the SEC for its upcoming NASDAQ public offering. The company plans to raise $100 million in the IPO, per the filing, though that’s likely a placeholder amount.
The company, which will list under the symbol SVMK, has yet to price its shares. Most recently, SurveyMonkey brought in $250 million from Tiger Global, ICONIQ Capital and Social+Capital Partnership. The financing valued the company at $2 billion.
SurveyMonkey didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
At the ripe age of 19, San Mateo, Calif.-based SurveyMonkey has been prepping an IPO for years now, finally filing confidentially with the SEC via the JOBS Act, which lets companies test the waters before they formally release an S-1, in mid-June.
Despite its age, the company still isn’t profitable. SurveyMonkey reported a net loss of $27.18 million on $121 million in revenue in the first half of 2018. During the same period last year, it had a $19 million net loss on $106.5 million in revenue. In all of 2017, SurveyMonkey posted a $24 million net loss on $219 million in revenue.
The filing lists J.P. Morgan as the lead underwriter for the IPO.
The online polling company has raised some $600 million across several rounds of equity funding from investors, including Tiger Global, which owns a 29.3 percent pre-IPO stake. Its board includes Serena Williams and Sheryl Sandberg.
Sandberg’s late husband Dave Goldberg was the former CEO of the company; he passed away in 2015. She owns 10,318,577 shares, but plans to “donate all shares beneficially owned by her (or the proceeds from the sale thereof) to the Sheryl Sandberg and Dave Goldberg Family Foundation as part of fulfilling their philanthropic commitment to the Giving Pledge,” the filing states.
SurveyMonkey joins a herd of unicorns that have announced plans to transition into the public sphere this year. Eventbrite, for example, submitted its IPO paperwork last week, with plans to raise $200 million from selling Class A shares.
Smartsheet, Zuora, Dropbox and DocuSign have all completed their public debuts this year.
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