Gatsby gets $1.5m funding for social trading
Gatsby raised a $1.5 million seed fund from SWS Venture Capital, Plug and Play Ventures and Irish Angels.
Gatsby is a simple, social options trading for everyday investors, which has raised a total $2 million in funding.
Ryan Belanger-Saleh and Jeff Myers are Co-CEOs and cofounders of Gatsby, which was founded in January 2018 and is based in New York.
Kirby Ryan, COO of SWS Venture Capital, says: “Gatsby brings a complex and difficult to grasp product to the masses through an intuitive, easy to use platform. With options’ ability to generate returns in both bull and bear markets, we think the Gatsby platform could unlock tremendous value and opportunity for the masses,”
Gatsby recently brought on Alex Wohl, former MD at Goldman Sachs as their chief strategy officer and Jeffrey Kleiss, formerly at Apex Clearing Corporation and Amazon as their VP of engineering.
Due to high demand, Gatsby has kept their waitlist, gradually letting more and more users onto the platform each week, with plans to open up the platform to the public later this year.