Tom Sosnoff, CEO and co-founder of tastytrade and dough, recently gave a TEDx talk at the University of Chicago about the importance of learning to take a risk and build a legacy. See the video here!
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Excerpt from the Forbes article:
The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 US Program may have come to a close, but I’m always excited to profile some of the men and women who’ve had such a stake in bettering our economy, their communities and their people.
“Each day, we deliver new financial content, offer excellent visual resources for making trades, and share unique and informative insights with our viewers,” said Tom Sosnoff, co-CEO and founder of dough, Inc. “It’s great to see Best in Biz recognize our hard work and achievements as we change the way people think about investing and financial media.”
The Chicago Innovation Award 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. The visual, mobile investing platform was honored for its innovative approach to trading and education at the 2014 Chicago Innovation Awards.
“This funding is further validation of our vision, which is to transform the way people invest their money with our content and technology,” added Tom Sosnoff, co-CEO of dough, Inc. “Our network delivers matchless financial content, our development team creates cool technology with a fast delivery cycle, and we support our viewers like no one else. We’re poised for incredible growth, and it’s great to put the band back together.”
Ross and Sosnoff received the Emerging Entrepreneur award, which honors companies that are less than five years old. An independent judging panel made up of previous winners of the award, leading CEOs, private capital investors and other regional business leaders, selected Ross and Sosnoff for the award.
“The long-term goals of both tastytrade and dough align so closely that growth can be maximized by bringing the two teams together,” said Kristi Ross, CEO of dough.com and co-CEO of the new entity, dough, Inc. “Future product and content development, acquisitions, and support for our viewers/users will be more streamlined and comprehensive under the combined company.”
“This year, tastytrade has experienced enormous growth, and we’re excited to be selected by the Chicago Innovation Awards as a top Chicago company,” said Kristi Ross, co-CEO of tastytrade. “Our team has worked hard to create a company that increases financial literacy and investing through educational content and innovative platforms, and the opportunity to close the NASDAQ Stock Market is a huge honor.”
Kristi Ross, President of tastytrade and CEO of dough, “We want dough to transform the way people think about investing. This partnership defines the future of how disruptive, differentiating products can get built, delivered and validated in months, not years, and truly have a transformative impact on traders and the financial industry.”
“We’re proud to be chosen as People’s Choice,” said Tom Sosnoff, CEO of tastytrade. “We work hard to bring a completely different approach to financial media and investor engagement that we think will have a real impact on people’s finances. And we have a lot of fun doing it. But being voted People’s Choice is a huge validation of what we’re doing.”
“The way real wealth is created is through a logical, intellectual, strategic approach to investing,” said Sosnoff, 54. “The whole problem with investing for most people is they invest too big and start to panic out when they’re wrong by just a little bit – they don’t really understand that they’re going to be right.”