16 Nov 2015 Spotlight on Voleo
This week’s Spotlight on Tech is focused on Voleo, a Vancouver-based mobile application company that is evolving the concept of traditional investment clubs into a fun, social, and accessible experience for today’s investor. Read on to learn more about them!
Describe your company and your primary product.
Available on iOS, Android and BlackBerry, Voleo’s proprietary social investment network technology will give users the opportunity to tap into the shared intelligence of their network to discuss and vote on trades, create and manage group portfolios, and follow the moves of top tier investors, all on one user-friendly app.
As Voleo transforms investment from a confusing and frustrating chore to an accessible and enjoyable social experience, we are driven by the realization that we are breaking down barriers to investment and creating a new generation of connected financiers who feel informed, empowered, and confident in their strategic financial decisions.
How many employees currently work at your company and where are you located?
Voleo currently has 12 employees, one of whom is located in Toronto while the rest of the team works in our Head Quarters in Vancouver situated on the cusp of beautiful Coal Harbour at 1140 West Pender.
Describe the culture at your company.
The Voleo work environment is fun yet focused, with collaboration and teamwork infused into all that we do. We’re a tight-knit team who works hard towards our common goal, and enjoys each other’s company to boot.
As a group, we bring together all different types of professional backgrounds, blending our experiences and expertise to do something great. CEO Thomas Beattie is at the helm, leading by example as he spearheads our highly anticipated launch while remaining involved with organizations like Junior Achievement to promote financial literacy to seventh and eighth graders.
When your employees talk about your company, what do they brag about?
Voleo employees brag about how awesome the Voleo application really is, and the tangible change they are making by introducing a whole new generation to investing better, together. It’s inspiring to be a part of a company that is so passionate about tackling real problems through innovative technology, turning something traditional directly on it’s head, and seeing the benefits of saying “They all see it one way, let’s do it another way”.
Describe your most recent achievement or milestone.
Our biggest milestone yet is the recent launch of our national competition in a unique collaboration with the TSX. The Voleo TSX Equity Trading Competition is intended to encourage strategic financial investment and deeper market understanding amongst Canadian Millennials. We are inviting graduate and undergraduate students nation-wide to join forces with their classmates and create tactical investment groups in which they will develop and manage a simulated equity portfolio via the Voleo application. At the end of six months, the top performing group will be awarded the grand prize and national bragging rights.
What kinds of roles are you hiring for?
Voleo is currently looking to hire an experienced Sr iOS Developer to join our talented team of experts.
What is your company goal for the coming year?
We are excited to bring Voleo to the public with our launch next year in both Canada and the States!
To learn more about Voleo, visit them online at www.myvoleo.com
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