VANCOUVER, CANADA, Voleo Inc. (“Voleo”, the “Company”), is pleased to announce strong growth in both user activity and trading. Trading activity, in particular, increased by 43% on our social stock-trading platform from December 2018 to January 2019 and has seen impressive month-on-month assets under management (AUM) growth of nearly 12% from a completely organic user base since January 2018, during a period where markets were effectively flat.
Voleo is a fintech company that lets users trade and share investment decisions either as individuals or through investment clubs. Voleo is the first and only investment app to truly combine the online brokerage model with social media. On the Voleo app, users can virtually create and manage an investment portfolio and make trade decisions by majority vote. In addition, the collaborative investment model gives users access to more capital in order to build diversification in their portfolio. Voleo’s wholly-owned broker-dealer US subsidiary is a FINRA member registered with the SEC in the United States. Voleo offers its equity investment platform for white-label to financial institutions both in the US and internationally.
Voleo’s CEO, Thomas Beattie, commented, “Four years of R&D have gone into the development of our iOS and Android apps, and we’re proud to have seen steady user growth since soft-launch in 2017. Currently, we have amassed thousands of users across mobile platforms with a 70% conversion rate on invitations and each club having an average of 9 members and growing. Voleo’s emphasis on teamwork and collaboration has allowed the platform to become an excellent referral engine for building and achieving financial goals amongst social cohorts.”
Voleo’s Marketing Director, Alana Levine, added, “Our solution is completely unique in the market and has identified an opportunity which no other brokerage directly addresses. We’ve validated our product-market fit and confirmed that users want to share financial knowledge in a safe place through their personal networks. When it comes to user engagement, we couldn't have asked for more.”
The nature of Voleo’s capabilities has also sparked the interest of financial institutions globally who risk losing customers and market share to digital-first incumbents. Nicky Senyard, Voleo’s newest board member and former CEO of Income Access (Acquired by Paysafe for $30M US), has been brought on to lead strategic partnerships and business development. According to Nicky, “What originally attracted me to Voleo was the versatility of the platform and its powerful engine. Having established B2B partnerships with banks, we’ve seen that we can help address a real point of pain in the financial services space. This is the starting point for the mainstream adoption of Voleo’s social trading capabilities.
About Voleo Inc.
Voleo is a Canada-based mobile fintech company that is transforming the retail investing space through its powerful, collaborative investing platform. Voleo's equity trading platform operates on native iOS and Android devices, as well as a companion web application. Voleo has increased retail investor participation in the stock market by breaking down barriers to entry, facilitating trust and improving financial literacy. The product is being white-labeled by major financial institutions around the world as an innovative product to engage and retain a new category of investors.
For more information on Voleo, please visit our Investor Relations website at https://ir.myvoleo.com.
Voleo has entered into an agreement, dated January 29, 2018, with Logan Resources Ltd (LGR: TSX-V) with respect to a business combination as more fully described in Logan Resources Ltd’s news release dated January 30, 2018. Further details regarding the timing for the closing of that transaction and the associated financing will be announced when finalized.
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Voleo Inc. is part of the King & Bay group of companies. King & Bay is a merchant bank that specializes in identifying, funding, developing and supporting growth opportunities in the technology, resource, aviation, and sectors.
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