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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 
[email protected]

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

Kapitall celebrates funding with some great tunes at City Winery

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So no rack of lamb or drag – but we at Kapitall still know how to party, especially when funding comes in. The Kapitallist crew headed over to City Winery last night and enjoyed an amazing performance by Booker T. In addition to all the fantastic wine we enjoyed, we had a lovely dinner, and dined on steaks and scotch. We even got a tour of the barrel room and wine vault. Apparently, you cannot take a barrel home. No matter how much funding you get.

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Kapitall: Not Your Typical Internship

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Kapitall – an investing platform built by gamers – wants interns.

Kapitall (www.kapitall.com) is creating a new category of personal finance to liberate the financial experience and make the markets accessible to an emerging community of creative and independent minded investors.

Interns will gain access to financial experts, designers, software developers, writers, and marketing pros with a passionate new vision for personal finance. As part of our team, interns will work on projects that actually matter.

Most importantly they will be working with senior staff who care about their opinions, and who will want expect them to contribute. At Kapitall, our interns learn by doing.

From finance, design, product development to social media, they will help shape a company that’s out to change the world. Oh, and did we mention we’re based in SoHo, NYC? Sound cool? Details below.

Responsibilities:

Social Media and Acquisition Interns 

Day-to-day implementation of all acquisition marketing initiatives.

Work with creative/tech/editorial and project management teams on design and new creative asset requirements -

Track and report on advertising campaign results

Work with agency/marketing team to brainstorm, plan and execute social media campaigns

 

Analytics Interns 

Analyze platform traffic and present findings to senior staff.

Work with marketing team to develop new ways to raise Kapitall’s profile.

Help product development team and marketing team to ensure coordination.

Monitor social media presence and reputation among key demographics.

 

Brokerage Interns 

Assist in Mutual Fund administration and relationships

Work with Operations on New Account on-boarding initiatives

Assist in Project Management initiatives within Brokerage Operations and Technology

Develop Reports and analysis

 

Graphic Design/illustrator Intern 

Designer with strong illustrator / typography and vector based illustration skills.

Will work closely with creative and marketing team to create illustrations for various projects.

Some knowledge of HTML would be helpful but not required.

 

Requirements: 

A desire to learn about marketing, design, finance, gaming, or technology. Bonus points if your answer includes all of the above.

We want team players. But we also want motivated self-starters who can create their own projects (and execute them).

Excellent writing and research skills. If you don’t know the answer to something, you know how to figure it out.

Impeccable social media skills. You post status updates and tweet with ease, and you have some really cool ideas about other platforms we don’t even use yet.

Start-up personalities. Good people skills, confidence, leadership and an eagerness to learn are all a given.

 

To apply: 

Please submit your resume and a brief explanation of your interest in Kapitall to [email protected]

This can be a short writing sample, video, or other feature that demonstrates your creativity and curiosity about what we do.

IN THE SUBJECT LINE please note which internship you are interested in. Please also include your availability.

We are looking for interns to start immediately and who can commit to at least six (6) months.

Where: SoHo, New York, NY Deadline: Until position is filled Pay: Unpaid, but flexible scheduling and you can earn college credit.

 

About Kapitall, Inc.

With an intuitive and playful user experience, Kapitall is the next generation investing platform where modern investors can learn about the market, research stocks and funds, share investing ideas, and build virtual and real brokerage portfolios. Interacting with company stocks is as easy as drag, drop and trade℠.

Read about us:

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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, as the leading investing platform for emerging investors. Jarrett Lilien, former E*TRADE President and COO, joined the team as CEO in 2012.

Based in SoHo, New York, Kapitall has more than 170,000 community members, and in 2013, was awarded a Webby Honoree in Financial Services. For more information, go to 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, Google+, and LinkedIn.

Kapitall Secures $13 Million In Financing

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New funding will drive product offerings and community growth in 2014

New York – February 19, 2014 – Kapitall, the next generation investing platform, today announced it has raised $13 million from a group of new and existing investors. The new round of financing is led by Linden Venture Fund LLC and includes Bendigo Partners, an early investor and provider of services to Kapitall. In combination with previous funding, Kapitall has now raised nearly $25 million, as the startup continues its mission of making the world of investing accessible, fun, and rewarding for all. Kapitall will use the financing to develop new products, drive community growth, and push forward with its goal of becoming the investing platform of choice for young and modern investors.

Most of today’s online investing platforms are geared towards experienced, traditional traders. Kapitall is revolutionizing investing with a unique user experience that draws on game mechanics. The platform is visual, social, educational, and especially appealing to the 85 million-strong men and women of Generation Y. Now the largest population segment in the United States, these up and coming investors will be the beneficiaries of history’s largest generational transfer of wealth, estimated at more than $40 trillion.

The Kapitall community experienced record growth in 2013 and ended the year with more than 170,000 registered members. Today, members execute more than 15,000 real and virtual trades each month and have built over 115,000 portfolios tracking real and virtual assets in excess of $10.6 billion.

“We are excited to continue building on the momentum we have today,” said Kapitall CEO Jarrett Lilien.  “Kapitall is a new investing platform that offers a unique learning and trading experience through game mechanics and a proprietary graphical user interface. Our revenue model is also disruptive in that we acquire, engage and profitably interact with emerging investors – individuals that the traditional firms don’t handle well. We want these investors and we have an experience tailor made for them.”

“We are impressed by Kapitall’s track record to date, and know the leadership team has a winning combination of expertise in investing, gaming and interactive design to spark a true revolution among emerging investors,” said Oksana Malysheva, Linden Venture Fund LLC. “We also see their platform and user experience as unique and disruptive in ways that can make online investing both educational and enjoyable for modern investors.”

About Kapitall, Inc.

With an intuitive and playful user experience, Kapitall is the next generation investing platform where modern investors can learn about the market, research stocks and funds, share investing ideas, and build virtual and real brokerage portfolios. Interacting with company stocks is as easy as drag, drop and trade℠.

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, as the leading investing platform for emerging investors. Jarrett Lilien, former E*TRADE President and COO, joined the team as CEO in 2012.

Based in SoHo, New York, Kapitall has more than 170,000 community members, and in 2013, was awarded a Webby Honoree in Financial Services. For more information, go to 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, Google+, and LinkedIn.

Kapitall Generation, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kapitall, Inc.  Securities products are offered through Kapitall Generation, LLC, member FINRA/SIPC.

 

Media Contact

Jason Abrams

North 6th Agency

212.334.9750

[email protected]

Kapitall now with Mint-y freshness.

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Some people don’t want to touch personal finance with a ten foot pole. Assets, liabilities, net worth… is this even English anymore? Still, we all know how important it is to keep an eye on your bank account. How else will you know if you can afford to throw your monthly fondue parties?

We understand this fear of finance, share in the universal love of melted cheese, and are in the business of helping your money work for you, so we teamed up with Mint to help you master personal finance.

Mint

The well-known service for tracking your cash has been helping millions of users avoid the awkward moment when your card gets declined at the coffee shop. By linking all your financial accounts, Mint allows you to easily see how your checking, savings, and frequent spending habits affect your overall financial health. Forget the ten foot pole, you might feel a sudden urge to get hands-on with your personal finances.

Even better, you can now use Mint to check on your Kapitall account, and see how your most recent trades might affect your ability to host your monthly cheese-in-a-pot parties. Drag, drop and trade with Kapitall, and stay in the black with Mint. It’s the best invention since… well, fondue.

Fellow NYC startup Alleywire stopped by Kapitall HQ

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Alleywire came by our office and we showed them what drag, drop, and trade is all about!

They checked out a few awesome features we have in development, and we’ll share those with you guys soon.

Alleywire met the Kapitall team, including our CEO Jarrett Lilien and a few real live users, who helped show our unique mix of gaming and finance.

Shoutout to Alleywire – it was a great way to kick off the New Year. You can see it all in the video below:

Kapitall is ready for the holiday season!

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It seems like people break out the holiday decorations earlier every year. But what’s wrong with a little holiday cheer to brighten up the office? Kapitall certainly got into the spirit this week, making paper snowflakes, snacking on candy canes and even decorating a real tree. Christmas can’t come soon enough!

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