The Hottest Companies Unleashing Millennials in Their Investment Endeavors

LOYAL3 makes it possible to invest in IPOs. The company has created an investing platform that connects brands and consumers through stock ownership. Through LOYAL3, people are provided easy and affordable access to invest in their favorite brands like GoPro, Apple, Disney, Macy's, Starbucks, Twitter and more. In addition, LOYAL3 is the only platform specifically designed to allow individuals, without millions of dollars in assets, to invest in IPOs at the same price and time as Wall Street—all fee-free with minimums as little as $10 for stocks and $100 for IPOs. LOYAL3 earns its revenue from companies, so 100% of each dollar invested goes toward buying stock, not paying fees.

Motif Investing is an online brokerage built on thematic portfolios of up to 30 stocks and ETFs, which can be customized and traded for as low as $9.95. Motif Investing is changing the face of online investing through an innovative, transparent social platform that allows individuals and investment advisors to invest in stock and bond portfolios built around everyday ideas and broad economic trends. Motif Investing was previously listed by the LTP team as one of the hottest FinTech startups from Silicon Valley and one of the top wealth management apps in the US.

Robinhood, one of the hottest Silicon Valley startups, has been in the sights of FinTech enthusiasts for a while now. Built on Plaid’s infrastructure, Robinhood is a trading app that allows young investors to try out investing skills with as little as a few dollars. The company charges for the ability to buy stocks on margin or credit and also makes money by collecting interest on users’ cash balances. Robinhood was listed among the top US FinTech startups of 2015 and various other rankings.

Stash is a digital investment platform on a mission to make every American an investor. With Stash, users can choose investments tied to their interests, beliefs and goals, starting with as little as $5. Based in New York City, Stash was started in February 2015 by serial entrepreneur David Ronick and Wall Street veterans, Brandon Krieg and Ed Robinson. Stash is a registered investment advisor.

Kapitall is an intuitive, next-generation investing platform where modern investors can learn about the market, research stocks and funds, share investing ideas, and build virtual and real brokerage portfolios. Interacting with company stocks is as easy as drag, drop and trade.

DriveWealth is a mobile investing platform for individual investors worldwide that offers a selection of US-listed stocks, ADRs and exchange traded fund. DriveWealth also partners with businesses around the world to offer its Brokerage-as-a-Service platform, which allows global financial institutions to give their clients access to US-listed securities.

Openfolio is a community-powered, portfolio sharing network. The company brings the principles and power of social networks—openness, connectivity, collective intelligence—to the world of personal investing. There are over 25,000 individual pages on Openfolio, one for every US stock, ETF, mutual fund and closed-end fund.

eToro is a social trading and investment marketplace that allows users to trade currencies, commodities, indices and stocks. eToro empowers over 4.5 million users in more than 170 countries worldwide to manage their funds through its innovative online investment platforms and active trading community, with thousands of new accounts created every day.