A New Era of Consumer Investing Platforms

Leonardo DiCaprio as a 1980’s stock broker in The Wolf of Wall Street

1.0: The Birth of the Retail Investor

It’s the year 1989. It’s a Thursday in June and you’re getting paid tomorrow. You’re walking to Penn Station to take the train back home and you’re wearing your favorite shoes. You’re happy and confident. You decide to put some more money in the stock market; “let the good times…

Four World Cup Champions are making waves in DTC fashion, and demonstrating that doing the right thing is a great business strategy

To say the past 14 months have been a wild ride for members of the US Women’s National Soccer Team would be quite an understatement. Beginning on June 7, 2019 the USWNT kicked off their historic run towards a World Cup Title with a record-breaking 13–0 win over Thailand …

Some of the coolest start-ups from VC’s most underfunded demographic

As companies nation-wide begin to finally acknowledge systemic racism and make efforts to identify ways they’ve failed the Black community, Silicon Valley firms have some serious soul-searching to do. From writing smaller checks for women and minorities, to orienting questions towards prevention methods rather than the promotion-skewed questions fielded by…

Jay Drain Jr.

Chicago native / New York resident | Lover of basketball, food, fashion, and 90’s R&B | Investing @ Maven Ventures

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