Last September, we launched Hatch to give Kiwis easy and affordable access to world-class investment opportunities – starting with the US share markets. We've recently passed $25 million in investments, which is proof that investors want a sophisticated, yet intuitive way to invest in the largest, most liquid share markets in the world. We're thrilled that we've been able to inspire so many to engage with the share markets. It’s clear to us that people have been waiting for a platform like Hatch.
Invest in what you know
We're told to invest in what we know. We surround ourselves with the world's largest companies' products and want to benefit from their success. Just look around you - you likely use Netflix, Facebook, Microsoft and Slack, to name a few brands. How do you get in at the ground level of emerging trends like electric vehicles, meat substitutes, renewables, or cannabis? These opportunities are primarily available on the US share markets.
2019 Unicorns IPOs are sizzling
Technology companies have stayed private longer than they have in the past, and are now seeking deeper pools of money to fund big appetites for growth. After years of sporadic initial public offerings (IPOs), 2019 is set to be a stellar year for well-known billion-dollar companies hitting the US share markets. The benefit of going public is that everyday investors can share in their success as a company. When companies stay private, they leave out ordinary investors, and this contributes to a deepening wealth divide.
With Hatch, investors are excited about having access to these companies and the plans they have for the future. When companies show they have a clear path to profitability and have a clear addressable market for growth, investors naturally want to be a part of it. Hatch has welcomed recognisable Silicon Valley businesses such as Uber, Lyft, Pinterest, Zoom, Beyond Meat, and most recently, Slack.
Barring any unforeseen market blips, analysts expect the 2nd half of 2019 to be just as strong. Over 200 private companies worth over $1 billion are in the backlog, signalling record highs that the market has never seen in history.
*A unicorn refers to any tech startup company that reaches a $1 billion-dollar market value as determined by private or public investment.
Anticipated IPOs on their way to a Hatch platform near you
Airbnb: Online hospitality marketplace.
WeWork: Shared office spaces.
Peloton: Exercise equipment and live-streaming media company.
Palantir: Big data analytics.
SoFi: Online personal finance company (lending).
Stripe: Online payment systems.
iHeartMedia: Largest radio conglomerate in the US.
10 Most Popular Shares on Hatch
The most popular shares for Hatch investors continue to be companies and ETFs that are technology-focused, and emerging sectors such as cannabis, meat alternatives, and mass media entertainment:
Advanced Micro Devices
Berkshire Hathaway B
Canopy Growth Corp
(Lucky 11: Beyond Meat)
Thanks to our Hatchlings who have supported our journey. We look forward to building our platform with you. For those of you still on the sidelines, maybe now’s the time to join the revolution.