A short interview with Frederico Skwara, Founder & CEO at Bùssola do Investidor, a website focused on providing tools and content to individual investors, within a social environment.
Let’s talk about your organization. What is your core business?
"Bússola do Investidor is a website focused on providing tools and content to individual investors, within a social environment. We offer real time quotes, interactive charts for technical analysis, a portfolio manager and contents related to investments, such as news and articles".
Could you let us know any further information?
"Currently, we operate in Brazil with quotes from BM&FBovespa, the Brazilian stock exchange. We have more than 60.000 registered users and almost 1.000 premium users. After participating on the Start-Up Chile program, we have been working on local versions for Chile, Colombia and Peru, the fastest growth Latin American economies, under the StreetInvestor brand".
Who is the typical user of your product or service?
"Our focus is to provide professional tools at a low cost for Latin American individual investors, so this is our typical user. In Brazil, we have almost 600k individual investors in Stocks and 4.5mm in mutual funds. On the other top 5 Latin American economies, we have more than 2.5mm individual investors only in stocks".
"We provide a web based technical analysis tool, with real time market information. Investors can check quotes, charts, make and share their own analysis using drawings and indicators. Everything in real time, served by Lightstreamer".
What functionalities are powered by Lightstreamer?
Real-time streaming of quotes.
Is your main application based on HTML or other front-end technologies?
Do you provide any native apps for smartphones and tablets?
"Not yet. We are currently developing a mobile version, but using the JS Lightstreamer API".
What other features of Lightstreamer are you taking benefit from (e.g. data throttling, low latency, bandwidth management, security, smart proxy traversal, etc.)?
"We use Lightstreamer “as-is”, without advanced settings but we are very happy with the inherent benefits as smart pooling and with compatibility with older browsers".
Is your product or service visible at any URL (publicly or registration based)?
"Check here. We have a free version with delayed quotes and a real time version for premium users. The pricing starts in R$24.90, which is equivalent to US$12.50 per month".
Any comments on your experience integrating Lightstreamer?
"Lightstreamer was a helpful ally on releasing our real time quoting system with the agility we needed as it provides world-class pushing platform seamlessly, with all SDKs we need and managing the challenges related to data streaming with compatibility in mind".