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Kapitall Welcomes Baby Teddy Kenton to the Family

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On Friday, June 19th, our newest Kapitallist joined the family when Editorial Director Will Kenton welcomed his second son, Theodore (nicknamed Teddy) into the world.

Teddy joins big brother Simon and wife Robin in the Kenton’s expanding family. We hope you will join us at Team Kapitall in wishing the Kenton’s heartfelt congratulations.

Kapitall’s Jarrett Lilien on the Street

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On Thursday, May 22nd, our CEO Jarrett spoke with The Street’s Gregg Greenberg about Kapitall and its future.

Jarrett fielded a round of tough but thoughtful questions from Greenberg about Kapitall and its future. At point during the interview Greenberg asked “is it really a good idea for people to be playing against Warren Buffett? Won’t they lose?” Jarrett replied that Kapitall’s customers would “be able to educate themselves” through Warren Buffett’s example.

Throughout the interview, Jarrett reiterated Kapitall’s strong message about market accessibility, and made clear that Kapitall is designed to recruit and educate a new generation of investors in market literacy.*

 

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Kapitall Meets with #FutureLeaders at Microsoft’s Annual CSNY

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Kapitall Summer Intern John Foley poses with students at CSNY

Kapitall Summer Intern John Foley poses with students at CSNY

On Friday, Kapitall’s own Jessi, Peter and Tarana attended the annual Computer Science Fair of New York and networked with some of the city’s brightest and most promising youth. The fair is sponsored by Microsoft every year as a way of connecting high schoolers who excel in science and technology with possible mentors at some of the nation’s top technology firms.
Speaking to a large number of very receptive and curious students, Kapitall’s Product Manager Peter de Florio explained the trade platform, how Kapitall makes trading easy and accessible, and why millenials need to pay attention to personal investment.
Along with Kapitall, CSNY received delegates from Google, Buzzfeed, Tumblr and Gilt, among others. The fair featured a large number of panel speakers, including Tumblr founder and CEO David Karp.
The Kapitall team was very impressed by the bright questions, curiosity and genuine enthusiasm expressed by students for personal investment. They define #Futureleaders

Three Cheers For Top Student Investors!

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Kapitall congratulates Michael Hartigan, an MBA student at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Business, who has won the 2013-2014 All-America Student Analyst Competition. The winning undergraduate was Joel Cohen from the University of Cincinnati, while the leading school was Fordham University, with nine students in the top 100.

In its second year, the All-America Student Analyst Competition pitted undergraduate and graduate students from all over the U.S. against one another in the hunt for investment returns using a professional-style trading engine. More than 2,100 students from 81 schools participated in the competition, which is supported by ALPHASEAL®, a software platform developed by Stamford, Connecticut–based Mark My Media. The platform measures the daily performance of participants’ portfolios, calculating six investment factors — net benchmark outperformance, volatility, balance sheet impact, net exposure impact, long alpha and short alpha — employing the Russell 3000 Index as its benchmark. Three times as many students competed than did in the inaugural year, with more than double the number of participating schools.

The results suggest that it’s not easy to beat the market. Not many — only 345 participants, or 16 percent — outperformed the Russell 3000 benchmark, which gained around 9.3 percent over the course of the competition. Read more and see the full results of students and schools here.

Kapitall partner Mark My Media, based in Stamford, Connecticut, produces league tables for the financial services industry and has a sophisticated software platform to track portfolios. The company’s ALPHASEAL® online simulator helps business students bridge the gap between what is taught in the classroom and what is expected on the job in financial services by giving them a tool to track risk-adjusted portfolio performance along similar metrics as those used by investment professionals.

Learn more about ALPHASEAL®  here.

Revolutionary Investing Destination Kapitall Launches First Mobile App Available Now For Windows 8.1

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Free App Offers On-the-Go Access to Kapitall Portfolios

New York, New York, April 24 – Kapitall today announced the launch of its first free mobile app in collaboration with Microsoft.  The new app will allow members to access Kapitall’s unique online trading platform on all Windows 8.1 devices.

To celebrate the launch and new collaboration, Kapitall is also launching an in-app stock tournament for all Windows 8.1 users. Prizes will include Microsoft Surface tablets and Kapitall Koins.

“Kapitall is excited to launch its first mobile app with Windows 8.1 and we believe that our trademark drag and drop functionality lends itself beautifully to the cloud, connectivity, and great hardware of Windows 8.1,” said Serge Kreiker, Kapitall Co-founder.  “Kapitall’s mission to revolutionize investing seamlessly aligns with Windows’ ability to provide access anytime, anywhere.”

The new mobile app will offer access to Kapitall’s three modes: Practice, Tournament and Trade, along with the ability to use the platforms intuitive tools, store and social features.  Once users download the Kapitall app in the Windows Store, they will be prompted to sign in with their username/password before accessing their portfolios and other app features.

“Apps come to life on Windows with features like Live Tiles for quick access to information, the ability to run multiple apps on devices at the same time via Snap and app to app sharing” said Todd Brix, General Manager, Windows Apps and Store, Microsoft Corp. “Kapitall takes advantage of these unique features to enable users to easily access their unique online investing platform and engage with fellow users.”

For more information on Kapitall and the newly launched mobile app, please visit Kapitall.com.

 

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About Kapitall

Kapitall is the new way to invest, opening up the next category in the marketplace for engaging and accessible investing. Founded in 2008 by video game entrepreneur Gaspard de Dreuzy and financial technologist Serge Kreiker, Kapitall uses the gaming experience to break the established online trading mold. Jarrett Lilien, former E*TRADE President and COO, joined the team as CEO in 2012. Based in SoHo, New York, Kapitall has more than 200,000 members. For more information, visit www.kapitall.com, learn more about the team here, or visit Kapitall Wire for education and investing ideas. For the latest news, follow Kapitall on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. For more info on Kapitall’s virtual stock tournament and cash prizes, see the T&C here.

2014 All rights reserved.  New Kapitall Holdings, LLC (“Kapitall”).  Kapitall Wire is a division of New Kapitall Holdings LLC. Kapitall Generation, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of New Kapitall Holdings, LLC.  Securities products are offered through Kapitall Generation, LLC, member FINRA/SIPC.

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Say Hello to our New Windows App

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Access your portfolios anytime, anywhere – and make the most of Kapitall on the go – with our newly launched Windows Store app.

How does Kapitall work perfectly with any Windows 8.1 device? Our CEO Jarrett Lilien tells all.

And since we love having an excuse to celebrate, we’ve launched a custom Windows 8.1 Tournament, and are giving away Microsoft Surface Tablets to the top three Kapitallists.

Start playing with the new app today for your chance to win!

Download our free app and show us some love in the rate & review section.

 

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Kapitall Disrupts Investing Marketplace Again With Revolutionary Loyalty Program: Klub Kapitall

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First-Ever Brokerage to Offer a Customer Loyalty Rewards Program

NEW YORK, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Kapitall, the next-gen investing destination, today announced the launch of ‘Klub Kapitall,’ the first-ever customer loyalty program within the brokerage industry. Emulating popular frequent flyer programs, Klub Kapitall rewards active users with lower trade commissions and reduced pricing on items in the Kapitall store, including the ability to buy commission-free trades.

“As a company, we are focused on disruptive innovation in an attempt to revolutionize the investing experience and reward our customers,” said Kapitall CEO Jarrett Lilien. “Klub Kapitall is our latest innovation.”

All active brokerage accounts qualify to join Klub Kapitall, beginning at Member Status. As points are earned and accumulated through engagement with the platform, members can upgrade to Bronze, Silver, and Gold Status — and ultimately the highest status upgrade: Diamond.

Diamond members receive greater benefits and rewards, including a lifetime benefit of $5 commission — saving close to 30% on every trade. As Kapitall CMO Pascal Ehrsam points out: “Diamonds are forever, so is our Diamond Status.” Additionally, members can acquire any of the five statues via thirty-day passes through the Kapitall Store by using the platform’s virtual currency, Koins.

This announcement follows several company milestones over the past few months in addition to having several more celebrations in the pipeline. Kapitall just passed the 200,000th member mark, having added over 14,000 new members in the month of March. The increased membership comes on the heels of a 700% increase in added members from January to March.

Kapitall also launched an innovative brand campaign in early April, featuring history’s most iconic revolutionaries, which is running nationally through the summer, and is expected to generate over 50 million monthly impressions through YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo! and Google.

Kapitall also offers themed and celebratory free trade commission promos regularly. For Earth Day, Kapitall is offering one commission-free trade for stocks that are listed in the ‘Earth Week Lists’ on Kapitall.com.

For more information on Kapitall and their loyalty rewards program Klub Kapitall, click here.

About Kapitall
Kapitall is the new way to invest, opening up the next category in the marketplace for engaging and accessible investing. Founded in 2008 by video game entrepreneur Gaspard de Dreuzy and financial technologist Serge Kreiker, Kapitall uses the gaming experience to break the established online trading mold. Jarrett Lilien, former E*TRADE President and COO, joined the team as CEO in 2012. Based in SoHo, New York, Kapitall has more than 200,000 members. For more information, visitwww.kapitall.com, learn more about the team here, or visit Kapitall Wire for education and investing ideas. For the latest news, follow Kapitall on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

2014 All rights reserved.  New Kapitall Holdings, LLC (“Kapitall”).  Kapitall Wire is a division of New Kapitall Holdings LLC. Kapitall Generation, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of New Kapitall Holdings, LLC.  Securities products are offered through Kapitall Generation, LLC, member FINRA/SIPC.

Revolutionary Investing Goes Green With Lower East Side Ecology Center

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Earth Day is coming up, and Kapitall is going green with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. Based here in New York City, the Ecology Center was one of the first organizations to offer community-based recycling and local composting programs.

Today, the Ecology Center offers free public compost collection and education, electronic waste recycling, stewardship of public open space, and environmental education.There are many ways you can help us give back, starting by making a donation.

And if you live locally, check out some of the Ecology Center’s upcoming events – we’re gathering all our unused and broken electronics to recycle: 

Indoor Composting Workshop
Thu Apr 17 @ 6:00PM – 08:00PM
University Settlement at the Houston Street Center, 273 Bowery, New York, NY 10002

Spring Cleaning & Street Tree Care
Sat Apr 19 @ 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Meet at West 30th Street and 8th Avenue (NW Corner), New York, NY 10001

Electronic Waste Recycling Event at Tekserve (Chelsea)
Sat Apr 26 @10:00AM – 04:00PM
Tekserve, 119 West 23rd Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues), New York, NY 10011

Arbor Day Street Tree Care
Sat Apr 26 @12:00PM – 03:00PM
Joseph C Sauer Park (East 12th Street between Avenues A & B), New York, NY 10009

Electronic Waste Recycling Event (Flatbush)
Sun Apr 27 @10:00AM – 04:00PM
Flatbush Food Coop, Cortelyou Road between Rugby and Marlborough Road, Brooklyn, NY 11226

Electronic Waste Recycling Event (Harlem)
Sun Apr 27 @10:00AM – 04:00PM
Morningside Park, Morningside Avenue between West 113th and West 114th Streets, New York, NY 10026

Electronic Waste Recycling Event (Astoria)
Sat May 03 @10:00AM – 04:00PM
Broadway Library, 4020 Broadway between Steinway and 41st Streets, Queens, NY 11103

Electronic Waste Recycling Event (Hell’s Kitchen)
Sat May 03 @10:00AM – 04:00PM
Manhattan Plaza, West 43rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues, New York, NY 10036

Electronic Waste Recycling Event (Cobble Hill)
Sun May 04 @10:00AM – 04:00PM
PS 29, Baltic Street between Henry and Clinton Streets, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Electronic Waste Recycling Event (Bay Ridge)
Sun May 04 @10:00AM – 04:00PM
Poly Prep Country Day School, 7th Avenue at the baseball field, south of 92nd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11228 

Learn more about the Ecology Center, and stay in the loop, via Twitter @lesecologyctr. And give us a shout out if you make a donation or get involved with one of their programs on FacebookTwitter or Google+!

Kapitall Celebrates Iconic Revolutionaries in New Brand Campaign

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NEW YORK, April 2, 2014 – Kapitall, the next generation investing destination, today announced a new ad campaign with history’s most iconic revolutionaries as its spokespeople. Each celebrated character displays their preference for Kapitall above all other online investing platforms in an all-digital advertising campaign.

The campaign will run nationally through the summer with top media partners: YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo!, and Gawker Network, among others, expected to generate over 50 million impressions monthly.

Kapitall seeks to connect with the self-directed, adventurous, tech-savvy, independent thinker highlighting how progressive and rewarding the investing experience with Kapitall can be. The company counts more than 115,000 virtual and live portfolios, tracking over $10.6 billion in virtual and live assets.

“Kapitall has a cutting-edge user experience, combining gaming principles with a solid brokerage product – think ‘PlayStation meets Bloomberg’; this calls for an iconic campaign,” said Kapitall CEO Jarrett Lilien. “Who better than a group of history’s iconic revolutionaries to get the point across?”

“Our stated mission is to make the world of investing more accessible, fun, and rewarding,” said Pascal Ehrsam, CMO of Kapitall. “We want Kapitallism for all. Through this campaign we want to entertain our audience with something different and unexpected, just like Kapitall.”

“We needed to get the point across that yes, these are historical figures, but they are contemporized, living in the suburbs of today and with everyday questions on investing, just like you or me,” said Pascal Ehrsam, CMO of Kapitall.

The brand campaign will show how each character engages with Kapitall’s virtual stock portfolio, where Kapitallists can win up to $100k in cash prizes. Members will be able to follow the icons, compete against them using practice trades and inquire about their investing philosophies.

For more information on Kapitall and the newly launched brand campaign, click here.

About Kapitall

Kapitall is the new way to invest, opening up the next category in the marketplace for engaging and accessible investing. Founded in 2008 by video game entrepreneur Gaspard de Dreuzy and financial technologist Serge Kreiker, Kapitall uses the gaming experience to break the established online trading mold. Jarrett Lilien, former E*TRADE President and COO, joined the team as CEO in 2012. Based in SoHo, New York, Kapitall has more than 200,000 members. For more information, visitwww.kapitall.com, learn more about the team here, or visit Kapitall Wire for education and investing ideas. For the latest news, follow Kapitall onFacebookTwitter and LinkedIn. For more info on Kapitall’s virtual stock tournament and cash prizes, see the T&C here.

2014 All rights reserved. New Kapitall Holdings, LLC (“Kapitall”). Kapitall Wire is a division of New Kapitall Holdings LLC. Kapitall Generation, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of New Kapitall Holdings, LLC. Securities products are offered through Kapitall Generation, LLC, member FINRA/SIPC.

Contact 
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Kapitall is Hiring!

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Kapitall is an online investing platform that makes playing the market as easy as drag, drop and trade. Inspired by game design, Kapitall combines an intuitive and engaging user interface with powerful tools, making it easier than ever to research companies, build portfolios, share ideas, compete in virtual tournaments, and get smarter about investing.

See below for available positions. To apply please send a resume and cover letter (or portfolio, if relevant) to [email protected] Internships are available on a rolling basis in marketing, brokerage, and design. To apply to an internship send a resume and explanation for your interest to [email protected]

Currently Seeking:

UX Lead Designer

(New York City, New York)

Description

The UX designer will lead the translation of Kapitall’s unique design concepts, prototypes and compelling experiences for our customers. This position will serve as a leader across development and project management, interacting with those teams to focus on user-centered design principals.

Responsibilities

Identify user interface requirements and help define project approach and user experience strategy for web and mobile products
Generate use scenarios and user experience requirements
Develop conceptual design and suggest product direction based on field research and functional requirements
Define user interaction models and workflows
Work with visual designers to refine the interactive experience and produce designs consistent with Kapitall’s brand
Develop prototypes ranging from paper-and-pencil concepts to HTML wireframes to high-fidelity designs that represent visual identity and interaction behaviors
Develop User Interface Specifications and Guidelines
Work closely with software developers to implement and deliver the final product
Facilitate project communication across a multidisciplinary team throughout all phases of the project

Requirements

5+ years of experience and a solid body of work demonstrating successful delivery of intuitive user interfaces for web applications
Master’s degree in Human Computer Interaction, User Experience, or a design-related field
Ability to develop new approaches to complex design problems and convey these ideas in the form of wireframes, prototypes, and design specifications
Excellent time-management and multi-tasking skills and the ability to quickly prioritize tasks
Must communicate clearly and effectively, have strong analytical and interpersonal skills, and be a self-starter that is able to collaborate actively with others in a cross-functional team
Mastery of leading design software applications, e.g., OmniGraffle, PhotoShop, Illustrator
Experience designing video games or financial service applications a plus

 

Graphic Designer

(New York City, New York)

Description

Kapitall, a New York-based, financial technology start up is seeking a Graphic Designer/ Illustrator to support our creative team.

Responsibilities

As a Graphic /Illustrator, you’ll be responsible for creating graphics and rolling out designs into multiple layouts with brand continuity in mind. Candidates must have a strong understanding of branding, the design grid, and attention to detail. A portfolio of work must be provided for consideration.

Requirements

Strong Illustrator and Photoshop skills are required. Web and gaming knowledge is a plus. Must be a team player, yet able to work independently.

To apply, please email your resume and portfolio to [email protected]

 

Executive Assistant

(New York City, New York)

Description

We are looking for an outgoing, polished Executive Assistant to support two senior level executives in our SOHO office.

Responsibilities

Daily Planning
Heavy Calendar and Schedule Management
Contact management
Task / Follow up management
Expense Reports/File Maintenance
Heavy travel arrangements
Correspondence management
Computer management
Office management
Personal Requests

Requirements

Strong previous administrative/executive support for a C-level executive (min 5 years)
Master organizer “no job too big or small”
Basic knowledge of accounts payable & receivable
Basic knowledge in executing legal documents
Outgoing, genuine & team oriented but can work alone with little or no direction.
Excellent time management skills
Ability to multi-task with ease and awareness of deadlines
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
Available 24/7 via smart phone/cell with respect to your needs outside the office
Financial services background a + but not required

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