Name: Seeking Alpha
What it does: Seeking Alpha’s roots are in investment opinion, aggregating analysis from investing blogs. The site has added its own short-form news stream, as well as stock and market data, making it a full-blown investing portal.
While many bloggers contribute their content to SA freely, the company does offer them payment via its premium program (details here).
Particular strengths: Check out Seeking Alpha’s ETF content, some of the best online. Seeking Alpha’s alerts system is also really valuable — you can get real-time emails with breaking opinion on stocks in your portfolio or watchlist. Also, if you’re looking for good ideas, check out SA’s long and short ideas.
How popular is it: On a monthly basis, Seeking Alpha reaches 5.3 million global users, serving up 75M pageviews. (Source)
Management: Seeking Alpha was founded by David Jackson, a former Morgan Stanley equity analyst.
Company size: Seeking Alpha has 11-50 employees (Source)
Outside investors: Benchmark Capital, DAG, and Accel Partners ($7 million) have invested in Seeking Alpha.
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