Today I read in an article that Reddit picked the New York Stock Exchange for its initial public offering. Reddit is a social platform that allows users to create digital communities based on niche user interests. It’s probably best known to mainstream America for the events of 2021, when a community named WallStreetBets played a role in the GameStop saga. I visit Reddit periodically and find it helpful. I enjoy being able to get the unfiltered, crowdsourced views of others on specific topics.
Reddit is a well-known tech company. Picking an exchange is a sign it’s seriously considering going public soon. But anything could happen. The company could decide not to list (as it did in 2021). If it does go forward with a listing, that could be helpful in gauging public-market investor appetite for new technology companies. If it lists and is successful, other companies might follow its lead.