Despite its very memorable name, Public.com isn’t the first trading platform that comes to mind when thinking about retail investors communicating and the ups and downs of specific stocks, and buying and selling their shares.
Self-described as a social investing network, like Facebook (FB) - Get Meta Platforms Inc. Class A Report for investors, Public.com co-founder and CEO Leif Abraham wants people to think less about bows and arrows and robbing the rich to give to the poor, and more about the social aspect of trading, investing, community and corporate share ownership.
Abraham sat down with TheStreet's Corey Goldman to talk about what Public.com is, why it's different from other trading platforms like Robinhood, what Leif sees next in terms of leveling the stock-trading playing field for individual investors, and when Tesla (TSLA) - Get Tesla Inc Report CEO Elon Musk might drop by for a Public town hall.
And yes, Abraham and his team have thought about going public - as in that kind of going public. Find out more by watching the video above.