MarketWolf, an innovative ‘intra-day options only’ trading app has raised US$5.5million in a fresh round of seed funding largely from high profile individual investors who hold senior positions in globally renowned private equity firms, investment funds, fintech and consumer Internet start-ups. Some of these investors include Anil Thadani – Chairman at Symphony Asia; Ashutosh Sinha – former CEO of Morgan Stanley Investment Management Singapore; Tomas Urbanec – former CEO of Prudential Assurance Singapore;
Roy van Leeuwen – Managing Director Benelux, Auto1; Anuj Srivastava – Co-Founder & CEO of Livspace and Ramakant Sharma – Co-Founder & COO of Livspace. MarketWolf had raised US$1.7million during its angel round and hasraised a total of US$7.2million to date. This fresh funding will be utilised to build new products, expand user base and attract top talent.
Commenting on this milestone, Vishesh Dhingra, Founder and CEO of MarketWolf said, “This funding announcement is a significant step forward for all of us at MarketWolf, and a testament to the fact that our investors believe in our vision of democratising trading worldwide. We believe ‘Anyone Can Trade’ and are working towards demystifying the complex world of trading, starting with intra-day options. Our global ambitions are backed by a strong group of investors and an experienced, diligent team that is able to deliver under any circumstances.”
MarketWolf launched in India as its first market and is experiencing exponential growth in all business metrics with trading accounts increasing by 4X and monthly active users multiplying to 10X over the last few months. MarketWolf, which is a licensed stockbroker in India has clocked over 1 million app downloads and is available on both Android and iOS.
MarketWolf does not believe in giving tips but instead creating the right conditions and ecosystem for users to make better trading decisions. With this belief, MarketWolf has pioneered the bold model of charging brokerage only when a trade makes profit.
Mr Dhingra added, “We feel very proud of the fact that on MarketWolf, over 60% of trades have made profits for the users. Any feature that gets added in the app has to pass the litmus test of contributing either towards increasing the chances of a trade making profits or minimising the chances of a trade incurring losses. This is the reason we have aligned our business objectives with users making profits. Our aim is to create a global community of MarketWolves – people who learn the psychology, knowledge and tools to trade well in all 2 market conditions, and train each other to become better traders. In an industry which has been largely categorised into only bulls and bears, MarketWolves will be a worthy addition.”
MarketWolf believes that there are a lot of good solutions available to people for long-term investments. However, for people who are interested in short-term trading, there may be limited protection available and they could end up making bad choices, especially as they are starting out their trading journey. MarketWolf helps these people by simplifying trading experience, removing unnecessary jargon and complexities associated with options, and educating them, while protecting their capital with built-in risk management features.