StockTwits (https://stocktwits.com/), founded by Howard Lindzon and Soren Macbeth in 2008, is a social media platform designed for sharing ideas between investors, traders, and entrepreneurs. It is currently headquartered in New York City, New York. The current CEO of StockTwits is Ian Rosen.
Stocktwits is the largest social network for investors and traders, with over five million community members and millions of monthly visitors. StockTwits has a mission to connect regular investors and traders with each other so they can profit, learn, and have fun.
While Stocktwits started as a simple app built on the Twitter platform, the first to organize conversation around tickers using the cashtag (e.g. $AAPL), it has since grown into its own standalone social network of traders, investors, media, public companies, and investment professionals. As the defining voice of “social finance,” Stocktwits is the best way to find out what is happening right now in the markets and stocks you care about, and is reimagining financial media for the next generation of investors.
Stocktwits has over 5 million registered users and over 5 million monthly audience. The site generates over 7 million monthly messages. StockTwits has over 150,000 posts per day.
In addition, StockTwits has a wholly owned subsidiary named ST Invest LLC. This subsidiary creates a commission-free mobile trading app, named Trade App. Trade App is a social, commission-free brokerage app that makes it easy to share the trades you love with the people you want. With Trade App, investors can invest commission-free in full and partial shares of the companies you care about. With fractional investing, investors will be able to invest in nearly 1000 US equities with as little as $5.