> When is the Patreon IPO date?
> The official date for the Patreon IPO has yet to be announced, but it will become public information once Patreon publicizes their paperwork with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). As of February, they maintained a confidential filing to keep investors out of the loop for as long as possible. While it sounds malicious, it’s quite common—particularly during an era of extreme unpredictability in the market and economy alike.
> *What investors need to know ahead of the Patreon IPO *
> Regardless of what method the company uses to get to market, investors ought to act with caution and ensure they do adequate research before putting money into any company or security. This is called doing your due diligence, and it is truly up to every individual investor to do so.
> While a direct listing may seem “easier” to access for retail investors when compared to a traditional IPO, that doesn’t mean that it makes it a guaranteed better investment than other companies.
> In regards to Patreon, the platform has seen extensive growth over the past years, and has brought on plenty of new talent to the platform as well. Their loyalty lies with the content creators that call Patreon home, as evidenced by their recent hire of Joe Budden as head of creator equity. In this role, Budden will act as a liaison of sorts between the platform and creators. It shows that Patreon is committed to a just corporate structure that benefits their creators rather than solely uplifting the executive chairs.
> You might be wondering what the difference between Patreon and a GoFundMe-type platform is. Honestly, it’s a valid question whether or not you’re an investor.
> Patreon’s market niche lies within their offering of month-to-month subscription services, much like a cable television subscription or other monthly subscription boxes that have gained in popularity as of late. Whereas a GoFundMe centers largely around a one-time donation, Patreon gives fans the opportunity to receive exclusive content for a monthly premium. Exclusive, a word that is usually just for show, holds substantial value on Patreon.
> Creators post content that their fans won’t be able to find anywhere else, things like exclusive podcast episodes, tutorials, or access to merchandise. This adds another layer to Patreon’s appeal for both creators and fans alike.