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We’re pretty big fans of Chipotle here at Kapitall.  In fact, here are 17 Awesome Facts You Didn’t Know About Chipotle.

Steven Ells, Chipotle’s founder, started the first restaurant as a way to fund his dream of opening a fine-dining restaurant. The first restaurant opened on July 13, 1993 in Denver, Colo. Fortunately for us, his small taqueria started to make a ton of money and the rest, as they say, is burrito history.

Check out the rest of the list for more fun facts, like discounted “Booritos” to those who come dressed up for Halloween.

Good thing for us he started the chain. How else would we be able to get our daily fix of burrito bowls covered in not-so-secret menu items, like nachos and extra corn. Here’s a quick snapshot of how Chipotle’s stock is currently doing, up  +70.3% over the year.  We’re guessing it’s because of the quesarito.

Cheers,

Team Kapitall

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Source of list: Buzzfeed

Kapitall and Stockr CEOs go Head-to-Head in the Market Master’s Tournament

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CEO MM Battle SM_1600_2Jarrett Lilien and Stockr CEO Vinny Jindal are going head to head this month in the Market Master’s Tournament.

Like Kapitall, Stockr aims to “democratize the financial system” by connecting all types of investors to the CEOs, companies and investments trends they need to be informed participants in the marketplace.

Follow and compete against Jarrett and Vinny for your chance to win $100K and become this month’s Market Master!

 

Kapitall Introduces Boosts!

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Boosts 2Last month Kapitall launched a beta version of Boosts. Boosts allow Kapitall members to buy tools that allow them to get ahead in the Market Master’s Tournament. These tools include the following:

Out of this World: This boost allows you to buy any stock from the S&P 500 for your tournament portfolio even if it is not part of the specified tournament universe.
Wipe Portfolio: This boost will completely reset and replace your tournament portfolio.
Trade Reload: This boost will give you 10 more trades across your tournament portfolios.
Trade Rewind: This boost will undo your most recent trade action within a tournament portfolio and credit you the difference in virtual cash.
Add Virtual Cash: These boosts add $1,000, $5,000, $10,000 or $100,000 in Virtual Cash to your Tournament Portfolio.
Additional Tournament Portfolios: In addition you can now purchase multiple tournament portfolios in the Store.

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.

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