I’m an active investor in technology companies with a long track record. I do most of my investing through my firm Social Leverage, but I’ve been known to invest personally in a deal as well.
Recently I’ve focused on finding companies that are disrupting the old school financial industry by using technology to increase knowledge and decrease friction. The tagline of this site has been Investing for Profit and Joy since its beginning, and that’s what it’s all about to me. 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.
Introduction: Other Projects
In addition to my investments, I am personally involved in a number of projects all aimed at empowering individuals to become investors and take control back from the entrenched players in the financial industry.
Held annually since 2012, Stocktoberfest is an event where I try to get the best trading minds in the same room to exchange ideas, discuss strategies, and get a heads up on new technologies and startups in the space.