Kicking off Shares' community programme

Kicking off Shares’ community programme

Burgers, pizza, beers. It's safe to say nothing but good times were had at our first ever community event.

Kicking off Shares' community programme

At Shares London HQ, we brought 25 of our early adopters and investing superstars together for our very first community event.

After a crazy couple of years…thanks COVID…it was refreshing to do an in-person event, enjoy some drinks and give everyone a sneak peek of the future at Shares!

Jonny wearing the Shares merchandise
Shares' CTO talking about product plans

With co-founders Ben Chemla and Harjas Singh in full flow, we laid out our expansion plans and new features that really showed our desire to be the world’s most forward thinking social investing app.

A very special thanks to everyone who made the effort to join us for this special night, we can’t wait to see you again soon!

Shares' CEO, Ben, talking through the company vision
Guests at Shares' community kick off meeting
Thoughts at Shares' community kick off meeting

How do we think about community at Shares?

When I think about building community at Shares, my absolute north star is how we can help anyone from any background feel like they belong in the world of investing.

Many people want to invest but don't know where to begin. With high inflation and low interest rates, it is essential to start investing now rather than later.

We’ll provide content and information, top-level support through educational programs, and create on and offline opportunities that give people a place to hang-out in and meet other people who also want to see their portfolio stock charts go ‘up and to the right.’

If we do our job well, then everyone who takes part in our community will benefit from the whole group raising their knowledge, investing game and hopefully financial future at the same time.

With what we have planned, it’s also going to be a lot of fun too!

What’s coming next to?

Our Shares community mission is ‘to educate, to inform, to entertain’ and I can guarantee our upcoming events program is one that won’t miss the target.

We have monthly virtual AMA’s with our co-founders coming your way from mid-May, and keep an eye out for some very special community events coming on and offline very soon so watch this space (and our soon to be launching newsletter).

See you on Shares.

Jonny Quirk

If you choose to invest, your capital is at risk.

Meet the authors

Lucy Burgess

Lucy Burgess

Head of Content

Lucy has spent the last 8 years working in fintech. It's safe to say she's pretty passionate about making finance welcoming to everyone.

James Ashoo photo

James Ashoo

Content Writer

James has been investing for over four years. His aim is to explain the hard stuff, easily! When he's not chewing your ear off about stocks and crypto, he'll most likely be telling bad jokes.

Harjas Singh

Harjas Singh

Chief Product Officer & Co-Founder

With a wealth of experience in fintech, Harjas is the man in the know when it comes to all things product. Investing features, chatting capabilities and thriving communities – he oversees all development on the Shares app!