We're changing the world of financial news:
We’d just started our junior years of college in 2008 when Lehman Brothers went bankrupt. The markets turned volatile, revealing how complex the industry had become. We learned about stocks and bonds in class, but didn't have time to read the whole Wall Street Journal or access to CNBC all day -- and we needed someone to explain what was happening on Wall Street in plain English.
Fast forward past graduation. Our analyst training programs at New York banks were crash courses in financial jargon not taught in our old classrooms. If only we'd had access to a simple version of all this information when we were cramming for job interviews between preseason football/lacrosse lifts and library all-nighters on campus.
That’s when we realized we had to make daily financial news more understandable and interesting. And so, after a long day of work in Midtown Manhattan, MarketSnacks was created to finally make Wall Street accessible -- Digestible financial news...℠
The MarketSnacks Team
Jack Kramer (Co-Founder) - A Vermont-born Green Mountain Stater, Jack doesn't just idolize Ethan Allen and a sharp cheddar. The former Middlebury College quarterback spent a semester exploring Berlin, sat shotgun with the car industry as a banker in Manhattan, and now lives in Ann Arbor where he's getting an MBA and Master of Public Policy.
Nick Martell (Co-Founder) - A Native New Yorker, Nick constantly relives the Rangers '94 Stanley Cup victory. Nick transferred from Middlebury to Brown University as a long-stick middie on the lacrosse team. He worked in finance and then a non-profit connecting emerging market entrepreneurs with mentors and VCs. He's now pursuing an MBA from Wharton and MPP from Harvard Kennedy School.