In the lead up to our proposed direct listing, Coinbase has released videos with information on our business; we are also launching a Reddit “Ask Us Anything” to engage with investors of all types
As Coinbase prepares for our upcoming proposed direct listing, we are committed to providing investors with the best information we can to inform their investment decisions. With this in mind, today we’re sharing two new resources that we believe will offer additional insight into our business.
As part of our proposed direct listing, we’ll be spending time educating institutional investors about Coinbase and crypto in general. This is the standard process for all companies going through a public listing, but it leaves out a sizable audience: everyday investors. We want a process where all investors, regardless of affiliation or size, have equal access to information and have the opportunity to engage with us.
So we’re trying something new. Over the next three days, finishing 7pm PDT on Friday, we’ll be taking questions from anyone about our business, the cryptoeconomy and our vision via a Reddit “AUA” (Ask Us Anything). Hosted here, the AUA will allow anyone that’s considering investing in Coinbase to ask our executives relevant questions. Like other AUAs, we’ll look to the community to upvote questions. The Coinbase executive team will then answer as many of them as we can.
Alongside our investor “AUA” and in lieu of a traditional Investor Day, we have released a series of investor education videos explaining Coinbase’s business, our products and the cryptoeconomy:
- Introduction to Coinbase with Brian Armstrong, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
- Our competitive advantage with Emilie Choi, President and Chief Operating Officer
- Our business model with Alesia Haas, Chief Financial Officer
- Our products and customers with Surojit Chatterjee, Chief Product Officer
It’s Coinbase’s mission to create an open financial system for the world. As we progress toward our proposed public listing, our goal is to make information about our business available in a way that’s equitable for everyone — from the largest Wall Street institution to the everyday investor. Please continue to check back as we share more announcements.
Our preliminary prospectus for the proposed direct listing can be found at here.
Coinbase has filed a registration statement (including a preliminary prospectus) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the offering to which this communication relates. Before you invest, you should read the preliminary prospectus in that registration statement and other documents Coinbase has filed with the SEC for more complete information about Coinbase and this offering. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC web site at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, a copy of the preliminary prospectus may be obtained from Coinbase through investor.coinbase.com. The registration statement relating to Coinbase’s Class A common stock has not yet become effective and the Class A common stock may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.