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Discord Interviews Banks for Possible Direct Listing

  • Social communications platform could go public this year
  • Discord was last valued at $15 billion in private financing
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Discord Inc., a social communications platform that is particularly popular with gamers, is interviewing investment bankers about going public as soon as this year, according to people familiar with the matter.

Because Discord is well-capitalized and has the brand recognition needed to bypass traditional investment pitches, it’s considering a direct listing, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the information was private. The company hasn’t made a final decision, though, and could still pick an initial public offering, the people said. The public debut could also slip to next year, they added.