Skillz is going public this fall on the New York Stock Exchange through a special public acquisition company (SPAC). This has become a popular way for fast-moving companies to go public without all the hassle of a traditional IPO. SPACs are set up by managers who raise money in a blind shell company, and the investors don’t know what they’re putting their money into.
Yesterday, as my wife and I were doing a biweekly Target-run, I was attracted to an end-cap display, looking very much like a new Target private label brand. Its simplicity, and elegantly designed packaging, great presentation, along with the slightly cheeky name Hims & Hers looked very on-brand for Target. Make no mistake, it is not theirs.