Recently I have focused on companies disrupting the financial industry. The mobile boom has allowed companies that decrease friction to flourish. The tagline of this site is Investing for Profit and Joy. The software companies I like to back should help all of us invest for profit and joy from all corners of the world. I believe everyone should invest; I believe people can take control of their own financial life; I believe opportunities present themselves every single day.
Here are a few investments that I’m particularly focused on right now.
Robinhood is fantastic. It is the fastest growing financial app of all time. I use it everyday. The company and product has reimagined stock trading and investing for the mobile era. It’s not just the free trades that matter, but it sure is genius. I believe the millennial generation will choose new brands when it comes to their finances. I expect Robinhood to be one of those brands.
I started Stocktwits in 2008 and our vision was to create the largest community of traders and investors. Today, nearly 100,000 people log in daily to share ideas, banter about stocks and even trade using the Robinhood app integration. I am really proud of our team and investors for their continued commitment to the vision.
SparkFin is a mobile app that dispenses stock ideas in real time, all day every day. In a mobile world of free trading (Robinhood) and 24/7 conversation (Stocktwits), we believed an app that organized all the world’s market data into lists would be extremely valuable. Download the app and give it a try.