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Public.com

Stocks, ETFs & crypto investing app

201-500 employees
  • B2C
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Personal finance
  • Investing
  • Learning
  • Community
1 State Street Plaza, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10004

Company mission

Public.com's mission is to make the public markets work for all people.

Top investors

Few candidates hear
back within 2 weeks

43% employee growth in 12 months

Otta's take

Sam Franklin headshot

Sam Franklin

CEO of Otta

The stock market can be a confusing place unless you work on Wall Street, making investing a pretty daunting experience. Public.com brings accessibility to the stock market, helping people invest regardless of experience or available funds.

This is done through a commission-free platform that allows users to own fractional shares of stocks, funds, and crypto, making it easier to get started. It has created a safe space for a broad audience, with educational and social features that help users become more familiar with investing. These include "ask-me-anything" sessions with public company CEOs, and Public Live, a daily in-app live audio that helps contextualize market news.

The concept of making investments more accessible is not unique to Public.com, with its most notable competitor being the larger and more established Robinhood. One draw that Public has over the competition is its focus on creating a social community; and it has also been quick to innovate, such as with the launch of investment research tool Alpha, powered by GPT-4. Its UK launch, ahead of Robinhood, should also help cement its position in the market.

Benefits

  • In-office meals
  • Fully paid health, dental, and vision premiums
  • 401(k) matching - ongoing 4% company match
  • Paid time off - vacation days and additional sick leave
  • Wellness stipend - up to $750/year on gym memberships, massages, and more
  • Paid parental leave - up to 3 months of paid parental leave and additional time to care for your children
  • Flexible spending account
  • Citi Bike membership
  • Reproductive care - $5,000 travel stipend if reproductive care is unavailable where you live

Company values

  • Honesty kills bullshit
  • Feedback comes from a place of care
  • Loyalty through care
  • Autonomy through alignment
  • Work fast through organized speeding
  • Embrace urgency
  • We are directly responsible
  • We don't make excuses
  • What could go right?
  • Find a way

Funding (last 2 of 6 rounds)

Feb 2021

$220m

SERIES D

Dec 2020

$65m

SERIES C

$309.5m

Total funding

This company has top investors

Founders

Previous Head of Product in the founding team at CFH Group, and co-founder of Tradable.

Leif Abraham

(Co-CEO)

Previously co-founded and was CEO at AND.CO. Also co-founded Pay with a Tweet, and has worked as Director of Product Experience at West.

Previously a Trading Associate at Dominick & Dominick.

Sean Hendelman

(Board Member)

Founder and CEO at T3 Companies.

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