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Stocktwits, a startup that raised $30 million in a funding

Stocktwits, a social-media platform used by day traders and other retail investors, raised $30 million in a funding round led by Alameda Research Ventures.

Fueled by meme-stock mania, the company in 2021 saw its user base grow by 50% to 6 million, 1 million of whom are monthly active users, Chief Executive Officer Rishi Khanna said in an interview. Stocktwits is now valued at $210 million, a person with knowledge of the matter said.

The New York-based company, founded in 2008, credits itself for pioneering and organizing conversations around the “cashtag,” a combination of a dollar sign and a ticker symbol, such as $AMZN.

More recently, it rolled out a feature than enables users to integrate Stocktwits accounts with brokerages including Robinhood Markets Inc., Fidelity, TD Ameritrade and E*trade through fintech startup Plaid, Khanna said.