GZV #23: Options Trading for Gen Z and Mr. Beast Burgers.
Startups. Trends. Markets. All from a Gen Z view.
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Let me introduce you to Gatsby…
Options are complicated products to figure out and trade, yet some people really want this gambling-like experience in the stock market. Especially Gen Z.
“Gatsby helps new traders bridge the language gap and start trading options like the pros”. In short, this platform makes options trading easier than ever before.
What’s good about it?
One of the biggest themes of 2020 has been the increase in amateur traders, and products need to be catered toward these demographic, which Gatsby does.
Gatsby focuses just on options, which will allow for traders to separate their risky bets and their safe bets.
The platform has $30 million worth of options trades and is growing at 10% week over week.
Don’t platforms like Robinhood allow you to trade options?
Yes they do, but I haven’t seem a truly seamless product like Gatbsy has. This caters perfectly toward Gen Z traders.
Why this is a perfect product for Gen Z:
The stock market has exploded with young investors in 2020.
Some of these kids are seeking the excitement they get from the sports betting world, so they turn to options.
Issue is, options are fundamentally hard to understand and trade for kids who aren’t experts in the market
💸💸💸 Fundraising? 💸💸💸
Yes. And here’s the fun part, they are fundraising on Seedinvest.
Link here: Gatsby on SeedInvest
Investment Ideas: 2020 in review
Three industries really stuck out to me in 2020. They are:
Stock market platforms
Going off the review of Gatsby, I still believe there is so much room for innovation within the stock market. I mean this year we have seen the rise of companies like Titan, Commonstock, Public, and now Gatsby.
The same rules apply to the creator economy and Esports, I believe both these industries are very young and still have room for multi-million dollar startups to be made.
Trend: Mr. Beast Burger
On December 19, about 30 minutes before normal dinner time for most Americans, Youtuber Mr. Beast fired off this tweet:
How many people follow him?
On Twitter Mr. Beast has about 8.1 million, but that’s nothing when you look at his youtube following of 48.5 million.
He actually used one of the restaurants to give away free food. Watch here.
How did sales go?
Pretty well, the app was handling 10’s of thousands of orders like Mr. Beast said. Demand was through the roof and the restaurants were having trouble keeping up. This unfortunately ended up in some undercooked burgers and bad service, but something of this scale would be next to impossible to run flawlessly.
Are these actual restaurant locations?
By my understanding, most, if not all, are ghost kitchens that run on delivery only. So I would imagine, delivery drivers in the area had a pretty good couple of days when Mr. Beast launched.
What does this mean? Why should I care?
This is obviously on a large scale, but it shows the power of influencers. As you saw in the video, there was a line 20 miles long just to get a burger at a place with Mr. Beast’s name.
Imagine this on another scale, what if Mr. Beast launched an iPhone with his face on the back of it? Or maybe launched a shoe brand?
Now think smaller, how much product can an influencer with a 1 million followers push? What about 10 influencers with 250k followers?
The creator economy is here. People are starting to realize how powerful these individuals can be. This sector is still very early, but I believe it will have some revolutionary discoveries and changes in 2021.
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