Trading.TV, a NYC-based social livestream and immersive chat platform for traders and financial content creators, raised $8m in funding.
The round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, which will join the Trading.TV board of directors.
The company will use the new capital to expand the team and build the platform.
Led by Tobias Heaslip, CEO and Founder, Trading.TV is a social livestream platform purpose-built for the next generation of traders and financial content creators to stream, chat and trade their way to financial independence.
The platform, which launched out of stealth mode in August 2021, is now publicly available on iOS, Android and desktop.
- Front and back camera live streaming for mobile
- Front camera live streaming for desktop
- Video uploading and short-form recording
- Synchronous voice chat for streamers + 1 participant
- Plaid integration for account funding
- Stock trading with paper trading available today and real money trading coming soon
- Portfolio view of both real money and paper trading
- Digis, Trading.TV’s native digital currency
- Search for trading
The company is also working closely with financial creators to provide a new set of investors with the content and community they need to buy and sell a wide variety of assets beyond traditional stocks. In July 2021, Trading.TV announced a $1M Creator Fund to support the first group of creators joining the platform. Trading.TV has been using this Creator Fund to sign some of the best and most entertaining creators in the space. Some of the creators that have already joined the platform include: Group Chat, Asset Entities, OBR Investing, Nick Black, Bruno Crypto, Kamal Hubbard and Christon “The Truth” Jones. Brands and media companies have also joined the platform including; DeFiance Media, Benzinga, Grizzle, and the Meta Business Podcast. Trading.TV plans to grow the existing $1M Creator Fund significantly this year by funding it with up to 10% of its total platform revenue with the goal of making creators on TTV the highest-paid creators on the internet.