Startup Terms Glossary
What is a Public Offering?
When a startup takes the initiative to make new shares of equity available for sale to the public, it is called a public offering. Public offerings are created to raise money for many different objectives of startups, such as expansion or to cover any outstanding operating costs that cannot otherwise be funded.
Public Offering Examples
Key points of a public offering include:
- Example 1. Must be approved by the Securities Exchange Commission
- Example 2. Can be stocks or bonds
- Example 3. A startup’s first is called an initial public offering
This page also discusses a public offering.