Wikinvest

Wikinvest is just as it sounds; a wiki for investing. The company seeks to take advantage of the large numbers of investors and investing savvy people who are looking to the web to get better trading tips. Like most wikis, Wikinvest will face a few problems including spammed/tampered entries, lack of incentive to create content and the dubious authority of users generating content. These problems exist for Wikipedia as well, yet Wikipedia continues to have as high an accuracy rating as Enyclopedia Britannica while generating millions more pages. Wikinvest hopes to capture a similar "prosumer" audience for the investing niche. Wikinvest is meant to be a research portal where anyone can contribute information on company profiles, investment concepts, or chart analysis. The site is a competitor with financial profiles and news listed on Yahoo and Google Finance, as well as Wikia's investment portal and company profiles on Wikipedia. Wikinvest faces the stiffest competition from the financial sites themselves, which offer real time news along with their professionally edited content. Wikinvest, however, has a wikis advantage of nimbleness, by quickly adjusting to new trends and interlinking across concepts. Other competitors involved in p2p investing include, Vestopia, Stockpickr, People And Picks and Cake Financial, a TechCrunch40 Company
Company Growth (employees)
Type
Private
HQ
San Francisco, US
Size (employees)
6 (est)
Wikinvest is headquartered in San Francisco, US

Key People at Wikinvest

Roger Fong

Roger Fong

CTO
Mark Britto

Mark Britto

Director

Wikinvest Office Locations

Wikinvest has an office in San Francisco
San Francisco, US (HQ)
1085 Mission St

Wikinvest Data and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Total Funding

$20 m

Latest funding size

$15 m

Time since last funding

about 4 years

Investors

Wikinvest's latest funding round in July 2013 was reported to be $15 m. In total, Wikinvest has raised $20 m

Wikinvest Online and Social Media Presence

Wikinvest Company Life and Culture

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