Triller, the AI-powered open garden platform for creators, announced its plan to pursue a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) a registration statement on Form S-1 to issue a direct listing and an initial public offering (IPO).
Upon approval by the SEC and Nasdaq stock market (“NASDAQ”), Triller is expected to be listed under the new ticker symbol “ILLR.” by September, subject to market conditions.
“The current market demands clear and disciplined thinking. After much deliberation, Triller has determined that the best course of action is a direct listing for Triller,” said Mahi de Silva, Triller’s Chief Executive Officer. “A Triller IPO is a cleaner transaction, allowing us greater control of our destiny. Today’s news is a clear commitment to our effort to build the world’s best platform for creators; artists, influencers, athletes, thought-leaders, and brands. The Triller IPO will be the largest creator IPO in history.”
Triller is responding to higher than expected demand for its convertible debt offering and a clear preference to go public via a direct listing from its current and future shareholders.
Triller is the world’s leading AI technology platform that empowers global creators and brands to maximize content distribution, cultural impact, engagement, and commerce to deliver the most compelling and tailored content and experiences. We provide exceptional products, services, and experiences that fundamentally rebalance the economic equation for creators, the creator economy, and consumers around the world. Every day at Triller, we surprise and delight the world. Triller’s platform enabled the entire content journey, including content creation, streaming, payment/monetization, PPV, subscriptions, ticketing, social media integration, advertising, engagement, performance analysis, and measurement.
Triller is the AI-powered open garden technology platform for creators. Pairing music culture with sports, fashion, entertainment, and influencers through a 360-degree view of content and technology, Triller encourages its influencers to post the content created on the app across different social media platforms and uses proprietary AI technology to push and track their content virally to affiliated and non-affiliated sites and networks, enabling them to reach millions of additional users. Triller additionally owns VERZUZ, the live-stream music platform launched by Swizz Beatz and Timbaland; Amplify.ai, a leading customer engagement platform; FITE, a premier global PPV, AVOD, and SVOD streaming site; Thuzio, a leader in B2B premium influencer events and experiences, Julius a platform that analyzes and optimizes the creator economy and Fangage an end-to-end platform for creators to engage fans.
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