Ross and Sosnoff received the Emerging Entrepreneur award, which honors companies that are less than five years old. An independent judging panel made up of previous winners of the award, leading CEOs, private capital investors and other regional business leaders, selected Ross and Sosnoff for the award.
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“The long-term goals of both tastytrade and dough align so closely that growth can be maximized by bringing the two teams together,” said Kristi Ross, CEO of dough.com and co-CEO of the new entity, dough, Inc. “Future product and content development, acquisitions, and support for our viewers/users will be more streamlined and comprehensive under the combined company.”
“At tastytrade, we educate viewers about investing and trading but with an alternative entertaining spin. Partnering with Amazon to air our programming on Amazon Fire TV is strongly aligned with our overall distribution strategy and we expect it will introduce our content to even more viewers,” said Kristi Ross, co-CEO and president of tastytrade. “We’re honored to be one of the first channels included in the launch of Amazon’s innovative new service.”
“This year, tastytrade has experienced enormous growth, and we’re excited to be selected by the Chicago Innovation Awards as a top Chicago company,” said Kristi Ross, co-CEO of tastytrade. “Our team has worked hard to create a company that increases financial literacy and investing through educational content and innovative platforms, and the opportunity to close the NASDAQ Stock Market is a huge honor.”
Kristi Ross, President of tastytrade and CEO of dough, “We want dough to transform the way people think about investing. This partnership defines the future of how disruptive, differentiating products can get built, delivered and validated in months, not years, and truly have a transformative impact on traders and the financial industry.”
“We’re proud to be chosen as People’s Choice,” said Tom Sosnoff, CEO of tastytrade. “We work hard to bring a completely different approach to financial media and investor engagement that we think will have a real impact on people’s finances. And we have a lot of fun doing it. But being voted People’s Choice is a huge validation of what we’re doing.”
“The way real wealth is created is through a logical, intellectual, strategic approach to investing,” said Sosnoff, 54. “The whole problem with investing for most people is they invest too big and start to panic out when they’re wrong by just a little bit – they don’t really understand that they’re going to be right.”