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I assume Rivian is private and not publicly traded. Is that right?

Or can you buy Rivian stock?
 

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I assume Rivian is private and not publicly traded. Is that right?

Or can you buy Rivian stock?
Unfortunately you can't but Rivian stock yet, it's a privately owned company. But who knows that could change in the future.
 

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I actually checked for IPO information but there's none out yet. Given what going public can do for them it's bound to happen eventually. I know many who would LOVE to have Rivian as part of their portfolio.

Early fundamentals like Amazon and other big players investing into Rivian will drive the IPO push.

Anyone want to guess what Rivian's IPO could be?
 

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I actually checked for IPO information but there's none out yet. Given what going public can do for them it's bound to happen eventually. I know many who would LOVE to have Rivian as part of their portfolio.

Early fundamentals like Amazon and other big players investing into Rivian will drive the IPO push.

Anyone want to guess what Rivian's IPO could be?
I'd for sure love to have Rivian in my portfolio, but I couldn't begin to guess what their IPO could be. Who knows, they could still get more private investors before going public.
 

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In 2010 Tesla did it at $17. I wonder if that has some predictive value for Rivian's IPO?
I feel like the IPO will be higher than that because Rivian is in a completely different position than Tesla was when they went public.
 

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Yeah, Tesla was breaking new ground. Rivian, if/when it has an IPO will face a market that is more comfortable with EV start-ups. The IPO will be for a LOT more than $17.

Still, I do want some in my portfolio. (y)
 

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Yeah, Tesla was breaking new ground. Rivian, if/when it has an IPO will face a market that is more comfortable with EV start-ups. The IPO will be for a LOT more than $17.

Still, I do want some in my portfolio. (y)
Yeah hence me keeping it vague, "predictive value" can have many layers to it when you consider all that goes into deciding on a price to IPO at. Before that happens we should see some events take place that further drive up Rivians value.
 

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I think there's going to be at least one more private investment for Rivian before they go public. That's my guess.
 

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E for Electric posted a video a couple of days ago about whether or not Rivian would do well as a public company. Alex believes Rivian shouldn't go public since they already have strong partners with Amazon, Ford, and Cox. Also, staying private allows them to have more control over what to do with the company rather than deal with stockholders.

 

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Some good reading below on Rivian's IPO possibilities.


The idea of a Rivian IPO excites investors. The electric vehicle (EV) market is growing and they want a piece of the action.
For decades, scientists and politicians having been using the phrase “climate change.” And with that idea comes the need for eco-friendly solutions like future EVs. While Tesla is the leading electric automaker, the younger and less-known Rivian is making waves. The company recently revealed new vehicles. Now, investors are wondering if a Rivian IPO will follow.
The company hasn’t yet manufactured its vehicles for retail. Still, Rivian is turning heads. Big-name investors are putting money toward the project. And when someone like Jeff Bezos invests, people want to know why.
If Rivian decides to go public, investors should be ready. Here’s what we know so far…

Robert “RJ” Scaringe founded Rivian in 2009. The company develops vehicles, products and services for sustainable transportation. Although Rivian is an American company based in Michigan, it also operates in the U.K. and British Columbia.
It’s taken Rivian nearly a decade to introduce its two vehicles. It wasn’t until 2018 the world got a glimpse at the Los Angeles Auto Show. And just recently customers were able to preorder.
But despite the long waiting period, Rivian has an exciting mission:
“We believe there is a more responsible way to explore the world and are determined to make the transition to sustainable transportation an exciting one. We designed our emissions-free Electric Adventure Vehicles to challenge what’s possible.”
And it’s not just the “possible” the company is challenging. Analysts have referred to Rivian as the “Tesla killer.” It’s rapidly moving in on Tesla’s EV market, and the company has some big names to back it up.
However, investors should ask…
Can Rivian Catch Up to Tesla?
Elon Musk’s Tesla has led the charge to EVs. The company has sent promises of more eco-friendly cars for years. So it’s no surprise the company’s stock recently hit an all-time high.
Tesla is expanding across the globe. It recently got a new factory in China up and running in less than a year. And not only did the company have an impressive time frame, the Chinese government is fully backing Tesla’s operations. In a push to green vehicles, China’s government offers subsidies and exemption from the 10% purchase tax.
But Rivian is making strides in taking Tesla head-on. And it has major support.
In 2019, Rivian raked in $2.8 billion from investors…
  • $350 million from Cox Automotive
  • $500 million from Ford
  • $700 million from Amazon
  • $1.3 billion from funding round led by T. Rowe Price
Not only did Jeff Bezos invest in Rivian, he’s already hired the company. After visiting the facilities and getting an exclusive look, Bezos ordered 100,000 delivery vans designed for Amazon. The first vans are expected to hit the road in 2021. Bezos hopes to have all 100,000 by 2024.
As shown above, big-name investors are getting in on Rivian. That demonstrates the demand for EV companies. It also shows that a Rivian IPO could be successful. But can the company be more successful than Tesla?
Rivian IPO vs. Tesla IPO
Back in 2010. Tesla debuted on the public market. The company released 13.3 million shares of common stock for $17 apiece. The Tesla IPO raised $226 million for the company.
However, Tesla had already released products. Its first car was the Roadster in 2008. It had enough power to travel 224 miles when fully charged.
That’s why analysts speculate a Rivian IPO will come in the next few years. Rivian revealed its two EVs in November of 2018. And with the recent preorders, the company plans to get the vehicles out within the year.
The two vehicles are the R1T pickup truck and the R1S SUV. Both EVs share some great characteristics…
  • Up to 400 miles or more per charge
  • From 0 to 60 in three seconds
  • Quad-motor system
  • Wading depth over three feet
  • Up to 750 HP
  • Max towing capability of 11,000 and 7,700 lbs., respectively
Compared with Tesla’s truck, Rivian has kept a more traditional design. On the other hand, there’s a large price gap between the two companies. Tesla’s truck has a target price of $50,000 whereas Rivian’s starts at $69,000.
But Rivian does have one advantage: it can learn from Tesla’s mistakes. One example is Tesla’s post-sales service. Tesla’s cars are expensive to maintain, comparable with BMW. Scaringe mentioned that Rivian is “spending a huge amount of time solving service.” Post-sales service is an important part of car ownership. It could be the difference in keeping customers in the future.
So in summary…
When Will Rivian IPO?
If Rivian goes public in the next few years, an IPO will likely be successful. But if it waits too long, Tesla may dominate too much of the market.
Analysts are eyeing Rivian because of its potential. It’s a company with almost $3 billion to spend from some of tech’s biggest names. That kind of support could cause a shift in the EV industry. Rivian needs to challenge Tesla at the right time, and investors are looking forward to it.
If you want to learn about more investment opportunities, sign up for our daily e-letter below. Our experts provide the best tips and trends so you can reach your financial goals.
Investors won’t know if an IPO will be successful until after the launch of Rivian’s EVs. But if the product is everything the company claims, then investors should keep an eye out for a Rivian IPO.
 

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Some good reading below on Rivian's IPO possibilities.


The idea of a Rivian IPO excites investors. The electric vehicle (EV) market is growing and they want a piece of the action.
For decades, scientists and politicians having been using the phrase “climate change.” And with that idea comes the need for eco-friendly solutions like future EVs. While Tesla is the leading electric automaker, the younger and less-known Rivian is making waves. The company recently revealed new vehicles. Now, investors are wondering if a Rivian IPO will follow.
The company hasn’t yet manufactured its vehicles for retail. Still, Rivian is turning heads. Big-name investors are putting money toward the project. And when someone like Jeff Bezos invests, people want to know why.
If Rivian decides to go public, investors should be ready. Here’s what we know so far…

Robert “RJ” Scaringe founded Rivian in 2009. The company develops vehicles, products and services for sustainable transportation. Although Rivian is an American company based in Michigan, it also operates in the U.K. and British Columbia.
It’s taken Rivian nearly a decade to introduce its two vehicles. It wasn’t until 2018 the world got a glimpse at the Los Angeles Auto Show. And just recently customers were able to preorder.
But despite the long waiting period, Rivian has an exciting mission:

And it’s not just the “possible” the company is challenging. Analysts have referred to Rivian as the “Tesla killer.” It’s rapidly moving in on Tesla’s EV market, and the company has some big names to back it up.
However, investors should ask…
Can Rivian Catch Up to Tesla?
Elon Musk’s Tesla has led the charge to EVs. The company has sent promises of more eco-friendly cars for years. So it’s no surprise the company’s stock recently hit an all-time high.
Tesla is expanding across the globe. It recently got a new factory in China up and running in less than a year. And not only did the company have an impressive time frame, the Chinese government is fully backing Tesla’s operations. In a push to green vehicles, China’s government offers subsidies and exemption from the 10% purchase tax.
But Rivian is making strides in taking Tesla head-on. And it has major support.
In 2019, Rivian raked in $2.8 billion from investors…
  • $350 million from Cox Automotive
  • $500 million from Ford
  • $700 million from Amazon
  • $1.3 billion from funding round led by T. Rowe Price
Not only did Jeff Bezos invest in Rivian, he’s already hired the company. After visiting the facilities and getting an exclusive look, Bezos ordered 100,000 delivery vans designed for Amazon. The first vans are expected to hit the road in 2021. Bezos hopes to have all 100,000 by 2024.
As shown above, big-name investors are getting in on Rivian. That demonstrates the demand for EV companies. It also shows that a Rivian IPO could be successful. But can the company be more successful than Tesla?
Rivian IPO vs. Tesla IPO
Back in 2010. Tesla debuted on the public market. The company released 13.3 million shares of common stock for $17 apiece. The Tesla IPO raised $226 million for the company.
However, Tesla had already released products. Its first car was the Roadster in 2008. It had enough power to travel 224 miles when fully charged.
That’s why analysts speculate a Rivian IPO will come in the next few years. Rivian revealed its two EVs in November of 2018. And with the recent preorders, the company plans to get the vehicles out within the year.
The two vehicles are the R1T pickup truck and the R1S SUV. Both EVs share some great characteristics…
  • Up to 400 miles or more per charge
  • From 0 to 60 in three seconds
  • Quad-motor system
  • Wading depth over three feet
  • Up to 750 HP
  • Max towing capability of 11,000 and 7,700 lbs., respectively
Compared with Tesla’s truck, Rivian has kept a more traditional design. On the other hand, there’s a large price gap between the two companies. Tesla’s truck has a target price of $50,000 whereas Rivian’s starts at $69,000.
But Rivian does have one advantage: it can learn from Tesla’s mistakes. One example is Tesla’s post-sales service. Tesla’s cars are expensive to maintain, comparable with BMW. Scaringe mentioned that Rivian is “spending a huge amount of time solving service.” Post-sales service is an important part of car ownership. It could be the difference in keeping customers in the future.
So in summary…
When Will Rivian IPO?
If Rivian goes public in the next few years, an IPO will likely be successful. But if it waits too long, Tesla may dominate too much of the market.
Analysts are eyeing Rivian because of its potential. It’s a company with almost $3 billion to spend from some of tech’s biggest names. That kind of support could cause a shift in the EV industry. Rivian needs to challenge Tesla at the right time, and investors are looking forward to it.
If you want to learn about more investment opportunities, sign up for our daily e-letter below. Our experts provide the best tips and trends so you can reach your financial goals.
Investors won’t know if an IPO will be successful until after the launch of Rivian’s EVs. But if the product is everything the company claims, then investors should keep an eye out for a Rivian IPO.
Given the way the auto industry is making the shift towards EVs it's hard for me to see Tesla "dominate too much of the market". I'll be shocked if the Rivian stock does poorly if/when they do decide to go public.
 

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As the market sell-off continues, when buyers come back, Rivian could really benefit from that liquidity.

Thoughts?
 

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Since we can't buy Rivian stock, it might be worth it to invest in the companies that have invested in Rivian.

This site gives a break down of each investor and the companies that the own.


Amazon
Rivian, Deliveroo, LivingSocial, Twilio, Ionic Security, Acquia, Fandom, Reputation.com, Tastemade, Wiliot

BlackRock
Rivian, View, Jawbone, Databricks, Postmates, Domo, Scopely, Prosper Marketplace, Coupang, Acorns

Cox Automotive
Rivian, Ridecell

Ford Motor Company
Rivian, Argo AI, Desktop Metal, Velodyne LiDAR

Standard Chartered Bank
Rivian, Symphony Communication Services, Ripple

Sumitomo Corporation of America
Rivian

T. Rowe Price
Cruise, Airbnb, Rivian, Magic Leap, Vroom, Ginkgo Bioworks, Deliveroo, Pure Storage, LivingSocial, Cloudera
 
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