Will RL become a publicly traded company?


#1

I got curious about jobs at Rosa Labs today and saw this job posting.

Under “Key Competencies”, it lists:

Experience in transitioning companies from private to public preferred

Is this suggesting that we might be able to buy Soylent stock soon? What do you guys think about RL becoming a publicly held company?


#2

It would be unfortunate and I’d just hope it wouldn’t affect their pricing or ingredient choices. It’s possible to be a publicly traded company and not be partially subservient to investors who only care about their bottom line, but it’s statistically unlikely.


#3

RL has ambitious plans, and it may be that only a big infusion of cash will allow them to do what they need to do. Maybe going public is the easiest route to going mega.

Certainly this is a scary possibility.


#5

Eh, if they go public just to raise capital and don’t become slaves to the shareholders financially riddled demands for higher stock prices it’s not a bad idea.


#6

They’ve already raised investment capital so I doubt they have a need for public funding, unless Rob decides some day that he wants to cash out.

I hope they stay private so that they can keep to the original goal of providing Soylent at as low of a cost as possible to consumers. Going public might interfere with that.