How they describe themselves: StockTwits is a real-time, open, community-powered idea and information service for investments. Users can eavesdrop on traders and investors, or contribute to the conversation and build their reputation as savvy market wizards. The service takes financial related data and structures it by stock, user, reputation, etc. With premium content from the StockTwits blog network, StockTwits TV, data products from the StockTwits Store and official company news from verified corporate accounts, no one brings you more raw, real-time trusted financial ideas than StockTwits.
How they describe their product/innovation: The StockTwits Blog Network will provide all members of our community with a platform to share longer form financial content, and build their personal financial brand. At first, users will be able to apply for a blog on the network, but we will quickly follow that up with a downloadable blog kit that automatically adds your blog to the network.
StockTwits will also be demoing StockTwits Connect, which provides a set of APIs that enable the developer community to leverage our APIs in forming customizable social experiences on their financial sites.
Key Executives: Howard Lindzon (Founder & CEO), Ben Weiss (VP of Business Development), Chris Corriveau (Chief Technology Officer), Mike Kasten (Chief Financial Officer)
Key Board Members: Tony Conrad (Venture Partner, True Ventures), Seth Levine (Managing Director, Foundry Group)
Key Advisory Board Members: Michael Parekh (former Managing Director, Goldman Sachs)
Key Investors: Foundry Group, True Ventures, Social Leverage, Roger Ehrenberg
Key Partnerships: Yahoo! Finance, CNNMoney, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, Dow Jones Marketwatch
Key Customers: Active retail traders, institutional traders, and research professionals
Bus. Dev., Sales: Ben Weiss, VP Business Development, email@example.com, 917-620-7624
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