This post is part of our live coverage of FinovateSpring 2015.
Our next demonstration comes courtesy of TickerTags. The company helps investors spot opportunities in the market by connecting trending themes with underlying companies and stocks:
TickerTags is a public taxonomy comprised of 250,000 keywords and phrases (tags) that are associated to 8,000 public tickers. The TickerTag library is monitored by select crowd-sourced investors who leverage their knowledge to help refine, broaden, and update tags across sector and stocks. Frequency and sentiment of tag-mentions across conventional news and social channels are historically indexed for benchmarking, comparison, charting, and alerting. The TickerTags taxonomy evolves news monitoring from view-limited tickers to social-monitored tags that serve to parse the world’s data streams without human bias.
TickerTags’ presenters: Co-founders Chris Camillo, CEO; Jordan McIain, CTO
Product Launch: May 2015
Metrics: $2M raised; 10 employees
Product distribution strategy: Direct to Consumer (B2C), Direct to Business (B2B), through financial institutions, through other fintech companies and platforms, licensed.
HQ: Dallas, Texas
Founded: August 2013