Business Wire and Stockr Collaborate on Social Investor Forum Discussing The Future of Twitter as a Public Company

Leading authorities from finance and technology industries engaged for informative online panel discussion


Tuesday, October 1, 2013 8:08 am EDT


"The Future of Twitter as a Public Company."

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Business Wire, the leading disseminator of market-moving corporate news has teamed with Stockr, an emerging social platform for investors and public companies to host an online Stockr Panel, "The Future of Twitter as a Public Company." As investors contemplate Twitter's upcoming IPO, The Future of Twitter panel brings thought leaders from the technology and financial industries together to discuss the company's potential as a public company. The Future of Twitter Stockr Panel is sponsored by Business Wire, and moderated by former Wall Street Journal reporter and editor Jessica Lessin.

Panelists include:

M. Scott Havens, President of The Atlantic

Michael Pachter, Managing Director at Wedbush Securities

Craig Coblenz, Former Director of Sales at Facebook

Lou Kerner, Founder of the Second Internet Fund

Jon Dick, Director of Business Development at Klout

Simon Khalaf, CEO of Flurry

Stockr Panels are virtual forums where industry experts and investment professionals discuss the companies and topics that investors want to know more about. The conversation is underway, and Stockr members can engage the panelists by posting their questions and sharing their own views.

"We're always looking for innovative ways to provide educational content to our members," said Tom Becktold, Business Wire's Senior Vice President of Marketing. "Stockr's panel forum is a great way for public company IROs and investors to experience a meaningful social dialogue firsthand, especially in relation to an IPO as high-profile as Twitter. We wanted to partner with Stockr, given the compelling and transparent discussion platform it provides for participants to connect and collaborate."

Stockr CEO and Co-Founder Vinny Jindal, "Investors everywhere are considering owning Twitter stock, but few people deeply understand the company's growth path and prospects as a public company. Our panel of experts will help investors form a more educated opinion on participating in Twitter's IPO, particularly in the context of other recent, social network IPOs. And that's exactly our goal at Stockr - to provide members with a platform for credible information that can impact their investment decisions."

To join the discussion, please visit today.

What: The Future of Twitter as a Public Company Online Forum

Where: Stockr

When: Online discussion begins Tuesday, October 1st and continues indefinitely

Moderator: Jessica Lessin, former editor and reporter for WSJ, now writing at

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About Stockr

Stockr is the world's most advanced social network for the investment community. Led by Co-Founders Vinny Jindal, Tim Symington and Brendon Crawford, Stockr provides a specialized platform where investors, analysts, and public companies can communicate transparently and directly about financial news, stocks, market trends, investment ideas, and more. The platform enables users to create and develop social communities of trustworthy sources in order to compile the most comprehensive set of information available to make informed investment decisions. Stockr is a privately held company and is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Stockr please visit

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Tom Becktold, Senior Vice President, Marketing
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