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eCommerce Fraud Prevention Firm Riskified Prices IPO at $21 Per Share

Israel-based ecommerce fraud prevention company Riskified has announced the pricing of its initial public offering (IPO) as it prepares to start trading publicly on the New York Stock Exchange.

Riskified is offering 17,300,000 Class A ordinary shares at $21 per share, which means the company is hoping to raise more than $360 million. It’s also offering underwriters the option to purchase an additional 2,625,000 Class A shares, which could help it raise up to $55 million.

Riskified is expected to start trading on July 29 under the ticker symbol “RSKD.”

Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and Credit Suisse Securities are the lead book-running managers for the offering. Barclays Capital, KeyBanc Capital Markets, Piper Sandler, Truist Securities, and William Blair are joint book-running managers, with Loop Capital Markets, Samuel A. Ramirez, Siebert Williams Shank, and Stern Brothers acting as co-managers.

Riskified’s most recent valuation exceeded $3 billion. The company reported a revenue of nearly $170 million for 2020 and $51.1 million in the first quarter of 2021. Gross profit was $92.8 million for 2020 and $28.6 million in the first quarter of 2021.

“For the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2020, our net loss improved by 20%, from a net loss of $14.2 million to a net loss of $11.3 million,” the company said in a SEC filing. “For the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2021, our net profit decreased $45.9 million, from $2.3 million of net profit to $43.7 million of net loss, primarily due to remeasurement losses related to our convertible preferred share warrant liabilities and convertible preferred share tranche rights due to increases in the fair value of the underlying instruments.”

Riskified provides an ecommerce risk management platform that leverages machine learning to help merchants instantly determine if a transaction is legitimate or fraudulent. The company says its products are used by some of the world’s largest retailers.

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Eduard Kovacs (@EduardKovacs) is a contributing editor at SecurityWeek. He worked as a high school IT teacher for two years before starting a career in journalism as Softpedia’s security news reporter. Eduard holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial informatics and a master’s degree in computer techniques applied in electrical engineering.