Vetr Blog

Crowdsourced price predictions for the stock market.

New messaging experience comes to Vetr!

Vetr direct messaging

Ah, direct messaging.  We know people love to message each other, and now it’s easier than ever to do so on Vetr.

Vetr is all about helping our members discover and create connections within the community to be more productive and successful investors.  We’ve seen Vetr members come together to do some very incredible things. Such as, predicting security prices within 0.3% unweighted error and create over 60,000 ratings across more than 6,000 individual securities. We absolutely love it when communities unite like this. That’s why we introduced notifications last month: to help communities get smarter about their investment decisions and feel even closer and more connected. 

What comes next is even cooler.  You asked us for real time instant messaging and now it’s here.  We’re excited to announce that we’ve added direct messaging to Vetr so that our members can chat individually with other Vetr members. We’re thrilled to be able to bring you what has been one of your most requested features!  

direct messaging

As a result, direct messages makes your relationships stronger and your trading and investing easier.  Whether you’re researching stocks, reaching out to new relationships or you’re sharing news articles and discussing it privately via a message with your connections – direct messaging makes everything you do on Vetr more meaningful, personal and powerful.

Our new messaging experience has taken off last week with English speaking members around the world.  We hope these changes help you connect more easily – and directly – on Vetr with the people, causes and companies you care about most.

We’re hard at work to explore the possibilities of how we will extend this experience.  We look forward to making it possible on mobile and in other languages in the near future.  Let us know what you think and suggestions for how we can improve the experience. 

Intro to Vetr’s New CEO

Introducing our new Vetr CEO Mike Vien

Welcome to our newly redesigned blog where we will give updates on the business and our growing community.  We’ll also share our thoughts on the markets in which we operate and the factors which influence them.


Firstly, I’d like to introduce myself as the new CEO of Vetr (that’s me in the middle at the 2016 Benzinga FinTech Awards).

In fact, while our company has only been around for a short while, Vetr is the only company to be nominated and to win the Benzinga FinTech Awards two consecutive years in a row: “Best Use of the Crowd – 2015” and “Best Trading Idea Platform – 2016”.

It would be an understatement to say that I’m excited to join the Vetr team and lead this small group of talented and dedicated individuals.  Given my background, which has largely consisted of creating and managing the growth of multiple start-up and emerging companies in Financial Services over the past two decades, I can truly say that Vetr is an extension of one of my life’s passions – to build great teams and great companies.

And, I couldn’t be more excited about our progress to date and the opportunity ahead of us.  As many of you know, we’ve embarked on a big mission: to connect the world’s investors to make them more financially effective and successful.    

The idea behind Vetr is truly powerful – the ability to tap into society’s collective intelligence and consolidate the aggregated knowledge and behaviors of individuals for the benefit of the whole community.  I’m impressed with how this idea has resonated with individual investors, and the company – through our web technology, crowdsourcing prediction platform, and the use of social networking to exchange insights – has created something special.  The proof is in the numbers as we have an active and growing user community. 

My job now is to create even more value for our community.  I will be responsible for driving Vetr to the next level, building on the solid foundation and momentum achieved by the Vetr team.  My goal is to massively scale Vetr’s membership and business, both of which has the potential to fundamentally transform the way the world connects to invest.

Over the coming months you may see or hear that we are adding new features to enhance your experience.  We are kicking off efforts to grow the community and add functionality that we hope you’ll find useful.  So, I wanted to ask you to reach out to us and let us know what we can do to improve your user experience.

Please take a few minutes to look around Vetr and send me a note.  I would love to speak with you at your convenience.  


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