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Collective2: A Crowdsourcing, Crowd-Funding Mash-Up

Collective2: A Crowdsourcing, Crowd-Funding Mash-Up

It's almost that time of year.

The 2017 Benzinga Global Fintech Awards is a competition to showcase the companies with the most impressive technology that are paving the future in financial services and capital markets.

To get you prepared for this year's awards, Benzinga will profile each fintech company that has applied. Want to get involved? Submit your company here. For this installment, we spoke with Collective2's Matthew Klein.

What does your company do? What unique problem does it solve?

Collective2 is a trading and investing web site. Great traders from around the world ask Collective2 to track their brokerage results in real time. Then other investors can “subscribe” to these traders, and automatically follow their trades in their own brokerage account. In an investing landscape starved for idea generation and alpha, Collective2 is a crowdsourcing and crowdfunding mash-up, shaking up traditional models of what’s possible in wealth management.

Where are you located, and how long have you been in business?

Collective2 is headquartered in New York City and was founded in 2001. It has more than 110,000 registered users and 10,000 published strategies. Over $65 million dollars of investor capital is connected to the Collective2 platform.

Who is your company's leadership? What kind of experience do they have?

Matthew Klein founded Collective2 LLC. In addition to leading C2, Matthew is also a novelist. He graduated from Yale University and is a Stanford GSB dropout.

Is there anything else Benzinga should know about your company?

You can find more information about Collective2 at:

If you’re looking for cool fintech startups and access to top financial institutions, and are sick of attending stuffy corporate conferences, the Benzinga Global Fintech Awards is the event for you. From its first year in 2015, the competition grew to over 250 applicants and over 500 attendees in 2016.

Connect with us on social media — use the hashtag #BZAwards and #Fintech to spread the word!

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