Singapore startup StockFans has created one such platform that allows players to buy and sell stocks with virtual cash.
INDX.guru wants to be the fourth estate of the stock market industry, bringing much-needed transparency to an industry rife with jargon that’s indecipherable to the average investor, and using technology to empower self-directed investors to manage their own investment portfolio.
Sydney-based startup Simply Wall St, which makes the stock market easier to navigate, has just announced the closing of a $600,000 funding round led by Mike Quinn from Innovation Capital, with participation from Sydney Angels and their Sidecar Fund. This brings the total amount raised by the startup to $700,000, including the original investment from AWI ventures.
Entrepreneurs Al Bentley and Nick van den Berg were just as lost when trying to decode the stock market enigma, which is why they decided it was time for a startup-style intervention. Launched last month, their FinTech startup Simply Wall St was designed to make the stock market easier to navigate for Gen-Y investors who are new to the game.