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“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.”
“What a fantastic honor to be included in Crain’s Tech 50 among some of the most prominent technology leaders in Chicago,” Kristi Ross, dough, Inc. Co-CEO and President said. “Crain’s has an amazing pulse on the rapidly expanding tech scene and Chicago business overall."
The CityLIGHTS Awards are hosted by the Illinois Technology Association to recognize the achievements of Chicago’s tech luminaries. Ross was selected for the award by a panel of prominent judges from the Chicago tech community, and community voters.
“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.”
The Moxie Awards are hosted by tech publication Built In Chicago to honor the most innovative digital entrepreneurs in the city. Ross was selected for the award by a panel of prominent judges from the Chicago tech community, and community voters.
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.
On introducing investing to Millennials, paying attention to details when negotiating, and using mobile to have a balanced life.
“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.”
“At tastytrade, we educate viewers about investing and trading but with an alternative entertaining spin. Partnering with Amazon to air our programming on Amazon Fire TV is strongly aligned with our overall distribution strategy and we expect it will introduce our content to even more viewers,” said Kristi Ross, co-CEO and president of tastytrade. “We’re honored to be one of the first channels included in the launch of Amazon’s innovative new service.”
“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 financial media network tastytrade, discusses how her company is targeting younger crowds through a free mobile app, Dough, which allows users to get news and information and to make trades on the go.
“We are going to build a dough brand,” Sosnoff said. “We hope to have a million users on dough by the end of 2015. Dough is going to be a financial product that’s going to scale through its technology and that helps with any level.”
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.”