The IPO of Snapchat's parent company Snap, priced at $17 a share, generated significant amounts of investor attention, not just because of the company itself, but the people surrounding it.

CEO Evan Spiegel has become one of the most well-respected tech executives in recent years, and at such a young age, the 26-year old is likely to attract significant amounts of coverage. Often compared to former Apple (AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs, Spiegel is being pitched as knowing what products will attract the valuable Millennial consumer base.

Jackdaw Research chief analyst Jan Dawson said that while Spiegel "has a knack for creating compelling products," he differs from Jobs in that Snapchat isn't exactly intuitive to users unlike Apple's products. However, Spiegel does have an idea of what will work in the market place, much like the the venerable Apple co-founder (it's no coincidence that Spiegel has a picture of Jobs hanging up in his office.)
"I do think Spiegel has a great sense for what makes for great features and products, and Snapchat's rapid rise in popularity is a testament to that," Dawson added via email. "The big question, though, is whether he can create sustainable innovation, or whether his ideas are all so simple that they're easily copied by competitors, who can then use their clones to steal Snapchat's customers."

Snap debuted Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker (SNAP) . Here's a list of ten facts you should know.

1. It's a Wall Street bonanza

Morgan Stanley (MS) is likely to benefit the most, as it's listed in the left-most portion of the S-1 filing (known as "lead left"), but several other major banks are also poised to cash in.

Goldman Sachs (GS) , J.P. Morgan (JPM) , Deutsche Bank (DB) , Barclays (BCS) , Credit Suisse (CS) and Allen & Co. are also listed on the prospectus. With an IPO this size, these investment banks will generate valuable fees from underwriting the offering.

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