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hi!stocks: Germany’s Best Finance Product of 2023
The world of finance is a mystery to many, and the German Institute for Service Quality (DISQ) is on a mission to change that. They recently analyzed 261 financial institutions to provide consumers with guidance on useful products that are new to the market. After conducting independent competition analyses and customer surveys, the institute announced hi!stocks, the social trading app we have developed together with comdirect, as a Financial Product of the Year award recipient.
StockRepublic Selected to Demo at FinovateEurope along with other Industry Trailblazers
Thirty-five companies are selected to showcase their latest financial services technologies via demos at the event in London, March 14-15, 2023.
Season’s Greetings from StockRepublic & a Snowy Stockholm
As we get ready to ring the final bell of 2022, it’s time to reflect on another exciting year and some of our major milestones. 🎉
The Placera Forum is now Powered by StockRepublic
Placera, one of Sweden's largest financial sites and a wholly owned subsidiary of Avanza, with approximately 1,000,000 visitors per week, has partnered with us at StockRepublic to upgrade their popular investment forum with new-generation social trading tooling.
StockRepublic Fuels Growth With InnoFintech Funding
InnoFinTech, a program that supports Hamburg startups and provides grants for innovative FinTech companies, has awarded StockRepublic 200,000€ funding to help fuel our growth and strengthen our position in Germany.
Growth in Germany Leads to new Legal Entity
In an important effort to build a closer relationship with our German customers and continue to conquer the second-biggest FinTech market in Europe, we are now setting up a legal entity in Germany. This has been a long time coming, as StockRepublic has taken many steps to strengthen its foothold in the country.
When the DAX Goes Down, Social Trading Goes Up
Here at StockRepublic, we have some unique insights from hi!stocks; the social network specifically made for comdirect and their customers. Last week we pulled some data to showcase the correlation between DAX movements and engagement rates for social trading.
Using hi!socks to celebrate hi!stocks heroes
As Johan Hartikainen (Head of Sales) and Max Knopp (Country Manager of Germany) brainstormed ideas for how to reward the most engaging members of the hi!stocks community, the hi!stocks heroes program was born.
White-label design update: Quicker from Trade Post to Action
We always have the social traders in mind when we look to improve the user experience and increase meaningful engagement in our customers' apps. That is why we recently decided to alter the feed experience in an effort to maximize community involvement around trades.
Design Updates in our Whitelabel App
To make the app more dynamic, we have improved the post-login landing page with an emphasis on social connectivity and improved engagement. Gone are the days of strictly seeing a portfolio overview. With this update, the end-users can access insights, the community, and their portfolio right from the get-go.
StockRepublic selected for the Access Germany Program!
We are delighted to join a handful of other Swedish scaleups in this accelerator program, and look forward to taking advantage of market-specific insights and company-specific meetings to further fuel our ambitious goals for the German market.
Summer, solstice, snaps, and the future of StockRepublic
It’s officially halftime for 2022, and we are excited for the summer here at StockRepublic. Midsummer, an immensely popular Swedish celebration of the summer solstice, has come and gone. However, the memories of eating pickled herring, drinking snaps, and singing traditional songs with friends and family will live on.
hi!stocks is live! 🎉
In collaboration with comdirect, we are excited to launch a new investment community, called hi!stocks. In catering to the rapidly growing digital-first audience, we are setting a new standard for the user experience and social trading.
The brand new Explore view
We are excited to announce that we have a new and improved Explore view. Now, you can see all lists, categories, and entities on the first page, all at once.
The New StockRepublic for Developers Page
Would you like to get to know how our platform works in an easy-digestible and structured way and learn everything you need to get started with your Social Trading development? We have some great news for you.
Fintech investments have reached an all-time-high during 2021 🚀
According to Dealroom, fintech startups raised a total of 125 billion dollars in VC funding globally during 2021, which is almost three times more than the year prior. Early-stage funding is also on the rise, especially in Europe and emerging markets. In 2021, almost 1.8k early-stage fintech rounds were completed.
Social Trading in 2022: Sustainability, crypto and digital campfires
What’s on the agenda for 2022? 🗓
Welcome to the team Daniel Ekberger
Fintech really is Daniel Ekberger’s thing. He’s worked as both CFO and CEO of several exciting tech companies, and rocks both the financial and the technological side of business. StockRepublic is lucky to have him!
We are live in Germany!
Earlier this summer we announced that we’ve raised new capital with the purpose of accelerating our growth journey and expanding the launch of our social trading platform for banks and partners globally. We can now proudly announce that we’re one step closer to our mission to democratize savings and help the next generation of investors make more sustainable choices – thanks to our ongoing project with comdirect – eine Marke der Commerzbank AG. Integration of data is done and users within a closed testing group are now onboard in the internal pilot.
Swedish fintech company StockRepublic raises new capital and forms partnership with Germany's second-largest bank
The Swedish fintech company StockRepublic is raising new capital to accelerate its growth journey and expand the launch of the social trading platform for banks and partners globally. StockRepublic now receives 2 million EUR, and Commerzbank Group's early-stage investor enters as the lead investor. The investment round is led by the Swedish venture capital fund Uequity and Commerzbank Group's early-stage investor main incubator, together with well-known business angels with a background from, among others, E-Trade, Yubico and Minna Technologies. In total, 2 million EUR is invested.
Sustainable investment is very much a thing of today.
Sustainable investment is no longer a utopian dream for a distant future. It is very much a thing of today. The EU wants to implement a series of new terms called EU taxonomy for sustainable activities, or “green taxonomy”, in order to encourage companies to become more sustainable. All to help us reach the objectives of the European Green Deal and take a leap towards reaching a sustainable, circular economy.
Data – the currency of the future
The Internet, cookies and social media have made it easier for organizations to track the behavior of their customers. As Wilhelm Sporrong says: “It is no longer enough to ask the customers what they want” – because their behavior is what tells you what they really want, not their answers.
Explore green portfolios and follow climate friendly profiles!
“Investing in climate solutions can help investors mitigate the systemic risks of climate change, hedge against risks to their carbon intensive investments, and provide opportunities for diversification and strong returns as the world transitions to a low carbon, clean energy economy.” – Climate Solutions Investment Initiative
“It’s time to level up the digital customer experience”
Digitalization has brought with it a myriad of changes. Change in society as a whole and changes in human behaviors. More and more experiences – from shopping, banking to dating – are moving online. StockRepublic caught up with Wilhelm Sporrong, CEO and founder of Gamifiera, to get his take on cynical KPIs, social trading, and the importance of creating engaging customer experiences.