Startups 💯: Freetrade No.1 2019?


#1

Once the app rolls out and a year goes by, I reckon Freetrade will top this list: https://startups.co.uk/startups-100/2018/startups-100-2018/

No.1 2018 is Bulb💡: https://startups.co.uk/startups-100/2018/1-bulb/

Freetrade featured on the site last year: https://startups.co.uk/freetrade-clinches-1-1m-on-crowdcube/

Is this something on Freetrade’s radar @Viktor what does the community think about such accolades and what are your predictions?


(Tommy Lowe) #2

I wonder what the team would like to be featured on? There were a lot of Fintech faces on the Forbes 30 under 30 this year, for example :slight_smile:


#3

Good shout… although I’m going to refrain from speculating the age of the team members & who may, or may not, qualify as under 3️⃣0️⃣ :smile:

Edit: @tommy this UK Fintech 35 under 35 is stacked: http://uk.businessinsider.com/uk-fintech-35-under-35-list-2018-3


(Rob) #4

Certainly not me :cry:


(Viktor) #5

We won’t fight it if they want to put us in there! :laughing:

We’ve had a fair bit of recognition e.g.: https://twitter.com/freetrade/status/968799904595431424

But we are not focused on getting accolades, we are focused on making progress.


#6

I was expecting this response from you having read your marketing medium post and enjoyed the read too.

However, accolades can be a by-product and indicator of such progress right?

I am not a fan of accolades that can easily be gamed by companies that just get all their customers to vote, but it can’t be ignored that they’re good for brand awareness/reputation…


(Viktor) #7

Thanks for reading my post. Man, were a couple of other fintech people upset.

There are a lot more marketing posts coming up, e.g. I’m writing about the ‘know, like, trust’ funnel and how it contributes to building a strong brand.

I hope you’ll find it interesting.


#8

Ruffling a few feathers is part and parcel of being a disruptor, so more power to you :eagle:

This sounds interesting. Keep them coming :memo:


#9

Some cool dude compiled a comprehensive list of London’s Fintech startup scene (Freetrade is listed @ number 322):
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ilRRsHBBd-7E_j9_UjXUzh4HLIZRpukBtSt29u9aHJQ/htmlview#


(Dave Smith) #10

I like that Freetrade has a little explosion in the description :smiley: