Getting the revamped Shareville up and running was the first major project we worked on after starting working with Nordnet Bank in August 2013. It's involved a lot of hard work, dealing with everything from legal and compliance aspects, to the technical challenges of integrating the platforms of the two companies.
Now after the public launch, the real journey has just started... And it's an exciting one. About one month after launch, Shareville already has more than 25,000 users sharing portfolios with about 1 billion USD in holdings.
Last year Nordnet Bank AB bought a small startup called Shareville, where you could use fictitious money to trade stocks and share inspiration. Think of it as fantasy football for stocks: it used real market data so you could see how well your imaginary investments would do in the real world, show it off to your friends (för att tydliggöra att det var publikt)
When Shareville’s team joined Nordnet, they built a new social platform and integrated it with Nordnet to create a social investing network - with real money. Shareville users share information about their successes and failures and talk to each other about their investments. New users can follow successful investors and learn from them.
This short video shows how it works.
We're really psyched to be part of this journey going forward, especially curious about what will happen once we bring Shareville to mobile devices, since it currently is desktop only web application.