Online game platform Roblox said Monday that on a confidential basis it had submitted a draft registration statement to the Securities and Exchange Commission for a public offering of common stock.
The San Mateo, Calif., company said it hasn’t determined the number of Class A common shares it will sell and at what price.
Roblox said it intends to commence the public offering following completion of the SEC review.
The company is aiming for a public valuation of about $8 billion, Reuters reported earlier this month.
That would double the $4 billion valuation it got in a $150 million fundraising round in February led by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. The VC firm said in February that the platform reached more than 115 million monthly users.
The company hosts millions of games that are built by its users, who then get a share of any related revenue.
“Roblox is powered by a global community of over two million developers who produce their own immersive multiplayer experiences each month using Roblox Studio,” the company said on its website.
“Our popularity is driven purely by the community with millions of people signing up through word of mouth every month.”
Roblox, which was founded in 2004, said that two-thirds of all U.S. kids 9 to 12 years old use the platform.
In July, Roblox said its developer community was on pace to earn more than $250 million in 2020, more than double 2019’s $110 million.
David Baszucki is the company’s founder and chief executive. Prior to Roblox, he founded Knowledge Revolution, which was acquired by MSC Software in 1998.
Last month, Andrea Wong, who was most recently the president of international at Sony Corp., (SNE) – Get Report joined the Roblox board.
Unity paid a Lead Backend Engineer in California a salary of $225,000
Engines require engineers. A majority of the jobs Unity hired for from overseas candidates were engineering positions. These workers help determine the broad swath of what Unity’s software can do. Some were common positions in software development, like backend engineers who work behind the scenes. Others were more idiosyncratic, like a “Robotics Simulations Engineer.”
Backend Engineer: $140,000 – $117,770
Backend Engineer, Monetization: $140,000 – $117,770
Backend Software Engineer, Golang: $159,000 – $137,259
Dev Ops Engineer: $120,000 – $81,141
Engineering Manager: $175,000 – $160,701
Full Stack Engineer, Monetization: $140,000 – $119,122
Full Stack Engineer, Monetization Engineering: $165,000 – $137,259
Lead Backend Engineer: $225,000 – $156,749
Lead engineer: $140,000 – $117,770
Lead Virtual Reality Engineer: $190,032 – $153,795
Machine Learning Engineer: $160,000 – $113,381
Machine Learning Graphics Engineer: $165,000 – $140,670
Robotics Simulations Engineer: $130,000 – $104,291
Senior Data Engineer, Monetization: $205,000 – $168,958
Senior Engineer, Monetization: $200,000 – $156,749
Senior Software Development Engineer in Test: $190,000 – $156,749
Senior Software Engineer, Machine Learning: $185,210 – $137,259
Software Development Engineer in Test: $175,600 – $153,795
Software Development Engineer in Test, Cloud Live Production: $150,000 – $124,134
Software Development in Test, Platform Foundation: $190,200 – $156,749
Software Engineer: $158,000 – $101,546
Software Engineer, Backend: $150,000 – $122,824
Software Engineer, Data: $142,000 – $117,770
Software Engineer, Desktop: $120,000 – $101,546
Software Engineer, Distributed Systems: $132,000 – $82,000
Software Engineer, Machine Learning: $167,500 – $122,824
Software Engineer, Monetization: $145,000 – $117,770
Software Engineer, Monetization DevOps: $140,000 – $117,770
Staff Data Engineer, Monetization: $200,000 – $156,749
UI Tools Engineer: $135,000 – $101,546
Internet giants Flipkart, Paytm, Zomato, Big Basket and others could be in for making their stock market debuts in 2021 and beyond that, said a report by global brokerage and research firm Bernstein. These Indian unicorns are now household names in tier-1 and tier-2 cities across India and have a significant stake in their respective industry. Recently, stock markets have witnessed a rush of initial public offerings, and retail investors have been at the forefront when it comes to subscribing to these issues. Individual investors have oversubscribed all the IPOs in recent months.
With the entry of these internet giants, the IPO market could be on its way to become more appealing to retail investors. Serving the e-commerce, fin tech, ed tech, and food delivery industry these companies are expected to see their business flourish with the augmentation and acceptance of the internet ecosystem in India. However, so far none of these companies have initiated any proceedings with the market regulator that could hint that they are seeking to be listed on bourses.
The leading e-commerce website in India is valued at $25 billion, according to the last round of funding which was in July this year. Backed by US-Retail giant Walmart, Flipkart is battling it out in the e-commerce space with Amazon and now Reliance Jio Mart. “E-Commerce in India has low penetration, but the market is growing rapidly. E-Commerce is expected to grow more than five-fold to US$133 Bn by 2025,” the report noted. Currently e-commerce has a low penetration in India with less than 5% of the market share but the same is pegged to cross 10% by
- In two emails sent internally this weekend, Palantir Technologies blamed Morgan Stanley for a “failure” that left some employee and alumni shareholders unable to sell their shares when the company made its public debut last Wednesday.
- The problem stemmed from a glitch with Morgan Stanley’s trading platform Shareworks.
- In an unsigned email sent late in the evening Sunday, Palantir said it had heard from Morgan Stanley that the bank was in a “war room” all weekend working to determine which shareholders were owed compensation.
- A spokesperson for Shareworks at Morgan Stanley said the issue was a “slowness” that “may have resulted in delayed logins into our system.”
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Palantir placed blame squarely on Morgan Stanley following a glitch in the bank’s trading software Shareworks on Wednesday, according two unsigned emails sent to “Palantirians” on Saturday and Sunday, which were obtained by Business Insider.
That glitch temporarily prevented some employee and alumni shareholders from selling shares during the tech company’s direct listing.
Morgan Stanley “intends to ‘make people whole’ who were affected by the Shareworks failure,” Palantir wrote in the email from Saturday.
“We have and will continue to put the weight of the company behind protecting our hobbits and helping make sure Morgan Stanley is good to its word,” that email said, referring to employees with a reference to “Lord of the Rings.”
“The issues that we encountered with Shareworks are very frustrating. And while it was a successful listing (we pulled off the near impossible in getting the company listed and out in less than 6 months) it was blemished by Shareworks’ failure,” that email added.
A spokesperson for Palantir declined to comment on the emails.
A spokesperson for Shareworks by Morgan Stanley told Business Insider that it had “experienced slowness that may
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NEW YORK – October 3, 2020 – ( Newswire.com )
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