Snowflake’s buzzy IPO just got a little more buzzy
Cloud-data software maker Snowflake priced its initial public offering at $120 a share, above the marketed range, according to a person familiar with the matter who asked not to be identified.
The San Mateo, Calif.-based company planned to sell 28 million shares for $100 to $110 each, a range that was boosted from $75 to $85, according to filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Snowflake, founded in 2012, is a rare challenger to Amazon as a provider of public cloud storage and services. In the fiscal year that ended Jan. 31, Snowflake’s revenue soared 174% to $264.7 million compared with the previous fiscal year, the company reported. In the sixth months that ended July 31, sales were $242 million, a 133% year-over-year increase.