London-based retail investment education platform Beurzbyte is announcing its pre-seed fundraise, tying down £2.2 million from angel investors to deliver on its "video-first" educational and investment marketplace.
Promising to "bridge the gap" from Wall Street to Main Street, Beurzbyte's software platform is aimed at customers just starting out in financial trading. Customers can learn the fundamentals on just about any trading instrument, from mainstream stocks to bonds to real estate, and from collectibles to crypto and fine art.
The software is packaged as a mobile app with video content intended to provide "reliable and actionable" learning, communicated through creative representations of real retail investment scenarios.
Bruges entrepreneurs Pedram Parhizkari and Niels Soete founded Beurzbyte and named the startup after a historic economic attraction in their home town. Thought to have hosted the world's oldest known trading exchange (since closed,) Brugge's Huis Ter Beurze is believed to date from the 13th century.