IZEA Goes Public – Trades Under Symbol “IZEA”

IZEA, the company that brought you Pay Per Post and turned every mommy blogger in the land into brand spokeswomen, has gone public. They will trade under the stock symbol “IZEA” on the OTC Bulletin Board.

“This represents a major milestone for our company”, said Ted Murphy, CEO of IZEA. “I am pleased to have completed this transaction, as it enables us to broaden our investor base and create a liquid market for our stock. As a publicly-traded company, we believe that we will be in a better position to take advantage of the growing opportunities emerging in our industry.”

Along with the public listing, the company raised $3.3 million through the sale of common stock and warrants. The financing will be used primarily for expansion of IZEA’s outside sales and marketing operations in target markets. “We have spent the last few years focused on the development of our technology platforms and building our publisher network. The company is now in a position to more aggressively expand our strategic sales efforts with agencies and brands,” said Murphy.

IZEA used to put on some killer parties during their growth phase. With the new public listing and new funding, I’m looking forward to the return of those glory days, or at least one big party to celebrate the public milestone. Huge congratulations go out to Ted and IZEA.


38 thoughts on “IZEA Goes Public – Trades Under Symbol “IZEA””

  1. That sounds good because I use Pay Per Post and love it so when I am older I will for sure by some new stocks from IZEA.I will now also tell my dad and he will for sure buy some stocks.

    Thanks For Sharing,
    Bradley Nordstrom

    1. Kevin Kimes says:

      Is it a ‘ pay people to post ‘ operation, similar to Paid Forum Posting? Did you make some good money posting? 🙂

      Investments should be weighed only on their numbers, it’s dangerous for an investor or trader to buy stock because of an emotional attachment to a company, brand or service.

    2. So Izea got its future share buyer …. Interesting.

    3. That’s cool, wish you luck

    1. So you never used their tweeter based products … That one is quite interesting …

  2. Graham Lutz says:

    That just all sounds like mumbo jumbo to me.

    1. Kevin Kimes says:

      It’s a sign of continued growth in the “make money online” industry. An IPO is not a small achievement.

      1. PPC Ian says:

        That’s true! No small achievement. Anyone going to buy shares? John?

      2. Yes this is the result of their continue hard working in the right direction.

    2. What exactly is mumbo jumbo to you?

      1. That’s the same question I have.

  3. PPC Ian says:

    So cool! Thanks for sharing, John. I had no idea. I’m an investment fanatic and will check this out for sure. Congrats, Izea!

  4. Mate Hegedus says:

    Facebook is going public as well soon. Should be interesting to see how much it will be worth.

    1. I am sure facebook will be over subscribed.

      What do you think guys …

  5. fazal mayar says:

    thanks for sharing. I should start investing for profits, lots of profits to be made in stock market but its risky!

    1. Old people said … No risk No gain

      1. γ̲̣̣̥h! If you can’t risk something then you’re not ready to have more

  6. Most IT or IT relevant shares are totally overvalued, as the development and our dependent changes so quickly, what is popular now may be totally out in 2-3 years and the shares are in the bottom then.

  7. Yeah, the above mentioned information are all helpful,It’s a beautiful post and video too thank you for this effort.

    1. The video is very explanatory, I love it

  8. Useful clip indeed.

    1. Yh! Was really useful to me

  9. Tom says:

    Do your homework. If available:
    -look at the financials for the company
    -research about the company itself
    -what other stock analysts are saying about the stock, etc.

    Once invested
    -have your exit plan set up
    -are you investing Short term vs long term

    My two cents .

    1. So Tom are you into stock market business ?

  10. Constantine says:

    I hope this new round of internet companies going public will not end in tears like the last dot com bubble. Like Tom says, have your exit plan set up.

  11. fas says:

    When is JOhn Chow going public?

  12. John says:

    He says: a liquid market
    I hear: wet stock
    It still amazes me how a website, a file with a bunch of scribblings in it, can be the source of mega bucks on wall st.

    So easy a 14 year old can do it!

  13. Forex News says:

    Well its not concerning me..

  14. Virtual Tour says:

    Congratz goes out to Ted Murphy, he’s one crazy guy but gets the job done!

  15. Thanks for the nice video

  16. Nice video love to see more like this in your blog john

  17. if we get the chance we should grab for the business

  18. Technary says:

    $3.3 million is really huge. Impressed with the hard work!

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