TAMPA, Fla. (June 24, 2021) – Florida Funders
, a hybrid of a venture capital fund and an angel investor network that’s recognized as the top VC in the Southeast region by Pitchbook, announced its investment in vigtec.io
, the affordable investing discovery platform built for investors of all experience levels.
vigtec.io is a retail-focused investing platform with a mission to develop and deliver the richest market tools, powered by the best data, to help DIY market traders and investors gain an unprecedented edge. In addition to rich premium market tools, new investors use vigtec for its powerful research, games (coming soon), and investor education resources to practice investing and learn how to make smarter, more data-driven investment decisions.
Florida Funders has invested $250,000 into vigtec.io, supporting the vigtec.io’s finalization of its Android mobile application and data visualization tools in order to target breakeven levels of revenue and continue growing its global user base.
Unlike many of today’s investing apps, vigtec.io understands that investors’ experience levels vary, especially among DIY investors. The platform’s monetization approach is a free or premium subscription, with each user having the ability to add more products via in-app purchases.
“Millennials and Gen Z distrust typical financial institutions and at the same time, want to be active managers of their finances. vigtec.io is bridging the generational shift in investing and delivering the environment these generations seek,” says Tom Wallace, Managing Partner at Florida Funders. “We’re excited to be able to get in on the ground floor of this educational, discovery platform that is delivering a new and improved alternative for the future of investing. While the company has a global focus, we’re proud to be alongside them on this journey in Tampa.”
Florida Funders was especially impressed by Tampa Bay-based serial entrepreneur Jonathan Gibbons, Founder and CEO of vigtec.io. In 2011, Jonathan founded Compass HRM which became one of the top regional HR and payroll service bureaus in the Southeast and was acquired in 2017 by Asure Software (Nasdaq: ASUR) in 2017 for $6.5M. In the fall of 2019, Jonathan formally started vigtec.io and has been building the platform ever since.
“The unprecedented retail investor activity we’ve seen over the past year and a half is here to stay,” says Jonathan Gibbons, Founder and CEO of vigtec.io. “With our platform, we’re giving the next generation of investors “explorification,” the process of learning by doing and discovering on their terms – they need to have tools to help them make more confident decisions with their money and identify appropriate investing opportunities.”
vigtec.io’s real-time exchange data covers 5+ million daily options trades, 1.3+ million daily options contracts, 1 billion+ data endpoints for 11,000+ stocks & ETFs, and 20,000+ mutual to power its core features which include:
- Options Strategy Lab
- Explore Search
- Dynamic security comparisons
- Algorithm-powered Live Charts
- Interactive Watchlists
- Premium Market Indicators
Florida Funders is constantly and actively looking to grow and add investors to their network. They have fully deployed their Fund 1 and are hard at work seeking new investment opportunities. For more information on Florida Funders, please visit www.floridafunders.com. Keep up with the latest news from Florida Funders on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.