Shares is a social investment platform that gives everyone access to the stock market and improves the investment experience by letting users engage with an active community.

Shares is the place where investors come to make trades, discuss opportunities with friends, discover new communities and get digestible investing insights. was founded in 2021 by Benjamin Chemla and François Ruty. The company is headquartered in Paris, Île-de-France, France, with offices in London and Krakow.


Shares is creating a whole new investing app category where anyone, including new investors can start conversations, network and learn from friends and experts as a community - together in a one-stop shop with all their portfolio management needs.


Shares combines the simplicity of an investment product with all the features users would expect from a social media app, creating a unique trading community offering users no-minimum, no fee access to hundreds of stocks from just £1.


Shares gives family, friends and experienced investors a single place to meet, discuss and invest, fostering long-term financial wellbeing through sharing thoughts and experience in order to grow and enjoy their investments together.


Shares is backed by Valar Ventures, Singular, Global Founders Capital, Red Sea Ventures, and others. The company raised $40M in a Series A round on Mar 03, 2022. This brings Shares' total funding to $50M to date.



  • Year founded: 2021
  • Funding Info: $50M over 2 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series A)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Paris
  • State: Île-de-France
  • Country: France
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