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PaperTraders: The Robinhood Of Simulated Trading

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The Benzinga Fintech Summit is an event for those interested in finance, entrepreneurship, capital markets, deal-making, networking and accelerating their business.

It's a chance to interact with and learn from founders, C-Suite institutional executives, leaders of the biggest and hottest fintech companies, brokerages, banks, quants, hedge funds and managing directors from VC funds about the future of financial technology through networking hours, exhibiting, panels, and keynote addresses.

To get you prepared for the event, Benzinga will profile each fintech company exhibiting. Want to get involved? Submit your company here.

For this installment, we spoke with PaperTrade CEO John Rourke (answers may have been edited for length and clarity).


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

John Rourke: PaperTraders is a simulated investing platform for consumers to compete in trading stocks, ETFs, cryptocurrencies and other asset classes in the future. PaperTraders advances simulated trading with a modern interface and social, gamified design. Some have called it "the Robinhood of simulated trading."

BZ: Who are your customers?

John Rourke: PaperTrader's target market is Individual investors, investing clubs and partner sponsors in the future.

BZ: How long have you been in business?

John Rourke: PaperTraders is made by Starburst Labs and is launching its private-beta at the Benzinga Fintech Summit.

BZ: Where are you located?

John Rourke: PaperTraders is headquartered in New York City.

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

John Rourke: We have absolutely no experience on Wall Street, which will be a key to our success.

BZ: Anything else Benzinga should know about your company?

John Rourke: Starburst Labs, the makers of, is building a suite of separate but complementary apps that connect investors and financial professionals.

If you’re looking for cool fintech startups and access to top financial institutions, and are sick of attending stuffy corporate conferences, the Benzinga Fintech Summit is the event for you. Visit for more details.

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

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