Voleo Unveils Five New Features for its Social Trading Platform
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 31, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Voleo Inc. (together with its subsidiaries “Voleo”, the “Company”), is pleased to announce that it has added five new features to its mobile investing app. Launched on iOS, Android and web applications in 2017, Voleo provides retail investors a gamified, digital platform to propose and vote on publicly-listed stock trades. As a FINRA member registered with the SEC as a broker dealer across the USA, Voleo is continuously refining it cutting-edge technology while preparing to bring its award-winning platform to the public markets.
Voleo’s newest features offer users more flexibility and control to manage their stock portfolio. Advanced Order Types, potentially preceded by Stock Discussions make trade proposals smarter and more customizable to the individual members. This advancement to the platform allows investment clubs to be more efficient with their trade proposals and facilitate better decision making.
In addition to the strength of Voleo’s offering and its emphasis on providing retail value to new investors, these new features give financial institutions more ways to benefit from the Company’s campaign to target an untapped US millennial market.
Thomas Beattie, CEO of Voleo, stated, “the stock trading vertical continues to evolve at a product level, and we’re excited to deliver ongoing innovation via our platform that places more emphasis on collaboration and portfolio management. Our technology will ensure that Voleo users and investment club members are well placed to grow their wealth and maximise their returns.”
Alana Levine, Marketing Director of Voleo, commented, “many of our feature developments are directly driven from customer feedback. Our existing users help us to understand what will make a difference to their investing experience, which then allows us to extend these features and insights to our B2B financial partners.”
The five new features now available are:
|Default recurring contributions||Club founders can set a default amount that each member is supposed to transfer to the club each month from their bank accounts.||Enables clubs to build wealth faster and “pay themselves first”. This accelerates growth in assets on platform, with more capital available for clubs to deploy each month.|
|Advanced Order Types||Makes it easier for a club to be patient in waiting for a price (good till orders) and/or get the terms they want by moving quickly (stop orders).||Greater flexibility over how users plan and facilitate trades.|
|Stock Discussions||Private investment club chat rooms.||Helps with discovering new investment ideas as well as the thoughts people have before making proposals. Deepens engagement and provides mechanisms to be a springboard for trades.|
|Referral Mechanism||Members refer others from their networks to join an investment club.||Users earn bundles of free trade tokens when a referred club gets funded, improving virality and enhancing visibility on the source of new clubs.|
|Teams – a white-label exclusive feature||Exclusively deployed in the pilot workshop with OP Financial Group, teams enable individuals to control their own accounts in the context of social groups.||Teams will facilitate a broader pool of users and new account types, as certain accounts can’t be comingled in investment clubs.|
Contact myvoleo.com to learn more about the above, latest features.
The Company and Logan Resources Ltd. (“Logan”) have filed a preliminary short form prospectus dated January 11, 2019 in each of the provinces of Canada (except Québec) in connection with a proposed offering of subscription receipts of the Company (each, a “Subscription Receipt”) to raise gross proceeds of $5 million (the “Offering”). The Offering is being conducted as a closing condition of the business combination of the Company and Logan (the “Transaction”).
The Offering will consist of 20,000,000 Subscription Receipts at a price of $0.25 per Subscription Receipt (the “Offering Price”), for gross proceeds of $5 million. Each Subscription Receipt will entitle the holder thereof to receive, without payment of additional consideration or further action on the part of the holder, one unit of Logan (each a “Unit” and collectively the “Units”), upon satisfaction of the escrow release conditions.
Each Unit will consist of one common share on a post-consolidation basis (each, a “Unit Share”) and one-half of one share purchase warrant (each whole warrant, a “Warrant”). Each Warrant shall entitle the holder thereof to purchase one common share on a post-consolidation basis (each, a “Warrant Share”) at a price of $0.40 at any time up to 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on the date which is 24 months from closing date of the Offering (the “Closing Date”).
Haywood Securities Inc. (firstname.lastname@example.org) has been appointed as agent for the Offering and they, or any other registered broker at a licensed investment dealer, can be contacted for further information on participation in the Offering.
A preliminary prospectus containing important information relating to these securities has been filed with securities commissions or similar authorities in certain jurisdictions of Canada. The preliminary prospectus is still subject to completion or amendment. Copies of the preliminary prospectus may be obtained from Haywood Securities Inc. at Brookfield Place, 181 Bay Street, Suite 2910, Toronto, ON, M5J 2T3 or by email at email@example.com. There will not be any sale or acceptance of an offer to buy the securities until a receipt for the final prospectus has been issued.
No securities regulatory authority has expressed an opinion about the securities described herein. No Logan securities have been or will be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act“), or the securities laws of any state, district or commonwealth of the United States (as defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act). Accordingly, these securities may not be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, within the United States or to or for the account or benefit of any “U.S. Person” (as defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act), absent an exemption from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities described in this news release in the United States or any jurisdiction where such offer or sale would be unlawful, or for the account or benefit of any U.S. Person or person within the United States.
About Voleo Inc.
Voleo is a Canadian mobile-focused fintech application company on a mission to make investing social through enhancing connectivity, transparency, convenience, and collaboration among investors. Voleo’s equity trading platform operates on mobile applications available on iOS and Android smartphone devices plus companion web app. Voleo has increased retail investor participation in the stock market by breaking down barriers to entry, facilitating trust and improving financial literacy.
For more information on Voleo, please visit our Investor Relations website at https://ir.myvoleo.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE VOLEO BOARD
Chief Executive Officer
|KING & BAY||Voleo Inc. is part of the King & Bay group of companies. King & Bay is a merchant bank that specializes in identifying, funding, developing and supporting growth opportunities in the technology, resource, aviation, and sectors.|
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