Coop Exchange is a mobile app that allows anyone in the world, to invest in coops, from anywhere in the world.
The team behind Coop Exchange has over 65 years experience running large coops and large technology companies.
Ben Reid, our Chairperson, sits on the board of the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA), and was the CEO of the largest independent consumer coop in the UK, with 9,000 employees and £1.5billion turnover.
Stephen Gill, our CEO & CTO, has been running a successful software business for almost 20 years.
Individuals will invest using Coop Exchange because they want to grow their capital, whilst supporting coops.
Coops are democratically owned by the workers, customers or both. They have a higher survival rate than other businesses.
We are a coop, so by investing through us you will become a member-owner of Coop Exchange. Each member has one vote, so you will have as much say as everyone else.
We created Coop Exchange so everyone, not just the richest 1%, can invest.
Studies have shown those in poverty cannot get out of poverty by a job alone - they need to invest and see their money grow.
By allowing investments from as little as 1 cent (microshares), we allow everyone, including those in poverty, to benefit from buying shares in both startup coops and mature coops alike.
We want to put the 99% at the center of the economy, not at its mercy.