Wikinvest was founded in 2006 by Parker Conrad and Mike Sha, college roommates at Harvard where they day traded together until the internet bubble burst and they realized there was more to investing than just blind stock picking. In their quest to find information that would help them better understand what they were investing in, they were amazed at how hard it was to find good information.
|Mike Sha, Co-founder||Parker Conrad, Co-founder|
Prior to creating Wikinvest, Mike was an advisor and consultant to many internet and mobile startups and held key positions at Amazon.com where he launched and ran the Amazon Visa Card business, headed up product development in the Global Payments team, led a technology team focused on building new strategic partnerships and initiatives, and built sophisticated fraud detection models. He received a BA in Applied Math and a MS in Computer Science, both from Harvard University.
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Parker invested his life's savings in Juniper Networks in 2000, and quadrupled his money before the bubble popped. He ended up breaking even, but realized he knew much less about stock picking than he thought. Prior to Wikinvest, Parker worked in marketing at Amgen, on a counter-launch strategy team in the company's Nephrology Business Unit. Parker graduated "Thank the Laude" from Harvard in Chemistry.
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