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    Search software
    Medium risk

    The company's revenue from 2017 to 2018

    Invest in Elastic

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    Investment Idea Details
    The Company

    Elastic created and commercialized the Elastic Stack (previously known as the ELK Stack), which is a set of software products that ingest and store data from any source, in any format, and perform search, analysis, and visualization in milliseconds or less.

    Developers can also build on top of the Elastic Stack to apply search to business problems and data. Given Elastic’s open source distribution strategy, where developers download the software directly from their website, their growth has been incredibly efficient and Elastic has created a large community.

    Market Opportunity

    According to IDC that represented a market opportunity of $3B in 2012, and since then their market has grown to $45B based on the following segments:

    1. Search, content analytics, and cognitive/AI software, an $8B market in 2018

    2. IT Operations management, a $9B market in 2018

    3. Big data and analytics software, a $23B market in 2018

    4. Security analytics, a $5B market in 2018


    Given the broad range of use-cases and solution the company offers, Elastic’s market is highly competitive.

    For their app, site and enterprise search solutions they compete with Solr, various Google search products, Endeca (acquired by Oracle), FAST (acquired by Microsoft), and Autonomoy (acquired by HP).

    For logging and security analytics, they reference Splunk and ArcSight.

    IPO Other Companies In The SaaS Segment

    The cost of attracting customers is paid off at Elastic in 15 months. The company is a leader in this indicator in comparison with similar companies while growing faster than anyone else.

    Number of payback months for other SaaS companies that have recently entered the IPO:

    Avalara 41.6 (+77% for 3 months)

    Pluralsigh 30.5 (+80% for 3 months)

    DocuSign 30.1 (+79% for 3 months)

    How IPO Investments Work
    1. Collection of funds

    2-3 weeks before the start of the company publishes information about the opening of trading: financial statements for 3 years, a description of the company's business, plans for the future, as well as the risks that management sees in their own business. We analyze such offers and publish the best ones. Investors apply for deposits. Before the deadline for applications, you can change the request or cancel it.

    25 Sept
    Threshold amount
    5 000 $
    2. Buy shares

    We submit one large application for the purchase of shares by pre-subscription with reduced price to large investors. The application may be rejected in part or in full. Over the past three years, our applications have been rejected only three times. The next day, or every other day, we'll know at what price and at what percentage the order is executed, and we'll post it on «The my investment page».

    Submit applications before
    2 oct
    3. Start Bidding

    The price of shares is rising from the first day due to the demand of investors deprived of the opportunity to buy shares before trading. Most of the stocks we've been recommending buying over the past three years have been starting to trade on the stock exchange at tens of percent higher than the price at which customers bought the shares. There comes a Lock up period when it is forbidden to sell shares purchased by subscription. Typically lasts 3 months.

    Start Bidding
    5 oct
    Annual return forecast
    + 200%
    4. Receiving profit

    After the expiration of the Lock Up period, the investment is automatically closed and the investor receives a profit on account of the deduction commissions UT. You can always view the results of your past investments in investment archive.

    8 jan
    Early profit fixation

    Although no shares are allowed to be sold during the lock-up period, our traders seek to offer investors fixed profit by way of using various financial instruments, including forwards, options, short positions etc.

    From the investor’s point of view this means that he or she may close an investment by paying a certain part of its value (as a rule, approximately 15 percent). This is due to high prices for the instruments which are employed to ensure availability of fixed profit. As such, you shall press any relevant button in the Investor Account as soon as it is active.

    The closing procedure is similar to commencement of investment business. You shall file a bid which is executed within a business day by UT. So, your investment is closed at the price currently prevailing on the stock exchange. However, we rarely recommend using this feature, since upon expiry of an applicable lock-up period the average performance is higher.



    3 per cent of the share price. This fee is charged as soon as your investment bid is confirmed.


    1.75 per cent of the purchase price paid for your shares as soon as trading is closed. This fee is charged upon closure of any relevant investment.


    20 per cent of the profit your derive. This fee is charged only if you show positive performance as of the moment any relevant investment is closed.


    Usually, 15 per cent (depends on the stock exchange environment). It is calculated per each investment individually.

    Advantages Enjoyed by Those Investing with United Traders


    Our risk managers ensure proper support throughout the entire transaction. Moreover, you may call them on +7 495 646-15-57 or 8 800 333-66-81 or visit our office, if a more detailed discussion is needed.


    Such an approach allows it to limit extra risks related to bankruptcy of start-ups and considerably increase profit vs investors purchasing shares on open Market.


    Millions of dollars are required to buy shares on a subscription basis. We have generated a pool of traders and investors which enables any newbie to participate in any transaction as aforesaid by investing just USD5,000 or more.

    Invest in Elastic

    This investment idea is no longer available. New applications are not accepted

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