20 results for tag: startup


Twitter: What is it, Who wants it, and Why?

There is an old proverb about an elephant and a group of blind men, who are asked to reach out, touch the creature, and describe what they feel. To the man who grasps the tail, it is like a very thick rope; to one who feels a leg, like a tree trunk; and to one who touches an ear, like a huge fan… None are actually incorrect, but no one can agree on what the creature actually is. Twitter (TWTR) is like that: “What the heck is it?” It is.. a utility which allows you to catch the latest headlines? a way to engage potential buyers or clients? a gold mine of data about millions of consumers? And what is Twitter worth, anyway? ...

What Strategy Will Pay Off in the University Challenge?

When investment teams face off, who will use data most effectively? This is exactly what graduate students will learn in the Peeptrade University Challenge when student teams, each managing a $10,000 portfolio funded by Peeptrade, compete for prime results. This challenge, which begins October 3rd and ends December 2,  gives students the actual experience of investment and risk management while also raising money for charities that the students have chosen. Come December 3, teams from these participating university business schools will present final results and defend their investments before a panel of experts:  University of Ch...

Peeptrade’s $1,000 trading contest winner is…

Peeptrade is proud to announce that the winner of our $1,000 trading contest is Allen Lloyd! The contest winner was determined by the Sharpe Ratio, a metric for risk-adjusted return. The competition was very close in this contest, and we would like to congratulate all of the other top contestants below! Trader Sharpe Ratio Allen Lloyd 10.997 Mike Coury 6.229 Pacini Capital Management 5.447 Carl Sera, CMT 5.147 Cyrus 3.766 Dr. Jeff Ross 3.536 Michael Harris 3.425 Brian Lowrance 3.086 Eugen Shluter 3.085 Stoken Asset Management 2.919 Want to see how you would have staked up ...

Stock Picks in a Post-Brexit World

Well, now they’ve done it: the UK public voted itself out of the European Union in late June. After it invokes Article 50 of the EU Charter, the UK has two years to renegotiate its trade deals and treaties as best it can. One can expect clemency to be neither asked of, nor given by, the remaining 27 member states. If these deals cannot be wrapped up in two years, only a “yes” vote by all 27 to extend the deadline will give the UK more time. (Fat chance.) So, what is the cost of all this? What does the UK have in store for itself post-brexit? An estimated loss of 2 percent of GDP in 2017 for starters. “In April, the EY Item Club, a forecas...

Learning from Warren Buffett

Humble Beginnings It started with Coca-Cola: as a boy, Warren Buffett bought six-packs from his grandfather’s Omaha grocery store for 25 cents, then sold the bottles for 5 cents each. By age 11, he had learned to analyze stock price charts and bought his first shares; at 12, he worked two paper routes; and, at 14, he claimed deductions ($35) for his bicycle and watch on his first-ever tax return. Fast-forward a few years. At 19 he graduated from college; at 25, he launched his limited investment partnership firm; and, by 35, had control of a New England textile company named Berkshire Hathaway. The rest, as they say, is history. Warren ...

The End is Near, and so is SXSW!

The end is near for those waiting to join Peeptrade’s social trading community. In the past several hours, Peeptrade has invited nearly 3,000 early access subscribers and plans to open its entire platform to the public at South by Southwest this year in Austin, TX. The decision to open up to the public was prompted by the fact that Peeptrade was chosen as an alternate in the South by Southwest Accelerator this year, where the company will be pitching from March 12 through March 13. Peeptrade will be building hype for the opening by attending events such as the 2016 Pre-SXSW Startup Crawl, the SXSW 2016 Startup Village, and SoFin @ SXSW ...

On the Road: A Recap of Peeptrade’s Travels

In the last several weeks, Peeptrade has been on the road. We traveled out to Las Vegas for trade shows and exhibitions, crawled the streets of Austin with a host of other startups, presented during LaunchPad360 at Money 20/20, and then took Ireland by storm at Web Summit. At each event, we shared our vision for the future of social trading and extended our ever-growing waitlist. Tech.co, October 4 - 6: In September, Peeptrade was recognized by Tech.co as Austin Startup of the Year. So, we travelled to Las Vegas to celebrate with startup winners from across the nation at Tech.co’s Celebrate 2015 event. The event was spectacular, and Tech.co made ...

Don’t Cry, Little Unicorns. Everything Is Fine.

  We noticed quite a few people on the Peeptrade message boards were talking about unicorns, venture-backed private companies with valuations exceeding $1 billion. Specifically, users were talking about Square’s IPO, and how they were recently valued at $4.2 billion despite raising $6 billion in a final round of private capital raised last year. Natasha Aseeva even commented, “Is the unicorn bubble about to burst?” The short answer to that question is, quite simply, no. Now, for the long answer. (more…)

Peeptrade Goes to Las Vegas for Money 20/20

Peeptrade is going to Las Vegas! Not for the casinos and certainly not to see Celine Dion, but to go to Money 20/20 and speak at Launchpad 360°. Like Ms. Dion, we’ll be there all week! (more…)

Private Companies With Potential

  We all have companies that we secretly wish we had shares in. Today, we talked to some different folks over here at Peeptrade to see what company, besides Peeptrade (obviously), they’d invest in if they had the opportunity. (more…)