The visual, mobile investing platform was honored for its innovative approach to trading and education

CHICAGO, Oct. 31, 2014— dough, Inc., a newly formed company that includes tastytrade, the fastest growing online financial network and dough, a financial trading technology firm, has been named a winner of the 13th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards. dough, Inc. was honored for dough, which is the first visual trading platform with fully integrated educational and investable content for real people. Last year, dough, Inc. was awarded the “People’s Choice” Award for tastytrade.

“It is such an honor to be chosen as the winner of the Chicago Innovation Awards. dough is the realization of our revolutionary vision to transform the way people invest. Since we launched the dough.com platform in January 2014, the reception has far exceeded our expectations,” said Kristi Ross, co-CEO and President of dough, Inc. “Our expansion in development resources and content creation have been validated by tens of thousands of investors. The 2013 People’s Choice Award and now winning in 2014 is a great recognition for all our hard work.”

The Chicago Innovation Awards was presented to dough at the annual winner event on Thursday, Oct. 30. The Chicago Innovation Awards, in their 13th year, are Chicago’s foremost recognition of the most innovative new products or service brought to market or public service each year.

Since the launch of tastytrade in 2011, dough, Inc. has been disrupting the financial media and trading space. Its latest innovation, dough.com, mixes entertainment with education to make investing engaging, fun and mobile. Using dough, new do-it-yourself investors can learn as they trade, while more experienced traders can hone their skills by following real traders in real-time. dough is the only trading tool that allows investors to learn, watch and do, all from one visual and mobile platform.

“dough is the most natural extension of our work at tastytrade. Each day, we distill complex models down into easy to understand methods and offer a logical, mechanical approach to investing,” said Tom Sosnoff, co-CEO and founder of dough, Inc. “dough takes our teachings and analysis from tastytrade and allows new and experienced traders to apply our methods on a highly visual trading platform.”

As part of its Chicago Innovation Award, dough will receive a variety of honors including the opportunity to ring the NASDAQ Bell in New York City, a profile in Crain’s Chicago Business, meetings with the Mayor, Governor and Cook County President, and a three-day business and innovation training seminar at the Disney Institute in Orlando, with tuition and accommodations included.

“Chicago is an innovation hub with talented business leaders who have the vision to see things differently and set themselves apart from the competition,” said Tom Kuczmarski, co-founder with Chicago journalist Dan Miller of the awards. “Every winner of the Chicago Innovation Awards embodies this mindset, and each one has found a unique way to solve a previously unmet need in the market.”

To learn more about dough, Inc.’s latest innovation, visit www.dough.com.