Facebook and Google both later offered non-voting stock, but not when they IPOed. Not sure if it really makes a difference overall, but unlike Facebook and Google there is no public Snap Inc. voting stock.
SNAP is coming out immediately and saying you are not going to have ANY say in how SNAP is being ran.
Facebook, Google and others have shown that general investing public does not care about having voting rights.
Why anyone would pay a similar price for non-voting stock versue a regular stock/super voting stock is something that I have trouble understanding.
I understand buying bonds, preferred shares, but this apparent anomaly in non-voting share pricing is beyond me.
In my view when you buy a share with diluted or non-existing voting power you are getting the worst of all worlds, no real say in the company and still you are the last in the line should something go bad with the company.
Basically you are placing infinite faith in those with the voting stock without any recourse. (Build a ten billion campus, sure, build a new base on the moon, build a mega dungeon, sure, etc etc)
Is there a good book out or coming out on the rise of non-voting stock?