Last September, we launched Hatch to give Kiwis easy and affordable access to a world of investment opportunities – starting with the US share markets.
We’ve recently passed $10 million in investments which is proof that investors want an easy, intuitive and cost-effective way to trade shares in the biggest markets in the world. We’re thrilled that we've been able to help so many people participate in the share markets and access financial opportunity: it’s clear we’ve created a platform that people had been waiting for.
Who’s using Hatch?
Our low fees make it possible for many Kiwis to invest, helping ensure we have a diverse bunch using Hatch. Even hesitant investors use the platform to start small and learn about investing as they go.
Roughly 50% of our investors have told us that they are using the platform to access global markets for the first time. Through fractional investing, an 18-year-old just starting out building their portfolio has the same investment opportunities as an experienced investor, which we think is pretty cool.
“I’ve been waiting 10-20 years to invest in shares, so glad times are changing, and you don’t need a lot of cash to do it now.” Hatch investor
We’re pleased to say that Hatch investors vary in age, occupation, investment experience, and gender but definitely lean towards younger investors, with around two-thirds of them being under the age of 40. There is also a wide range in the amounts Hatchlings are investing: we’ve got investors whose balances are less than $500 right the way through to six-figure sums.
Why are they using Hatch?
Our investors have told us that they use Hatch to diversify their investment portfolios and take advantage of opportunities in the largest, most liquid share markets in the world. From accessing the brands they know and love, to accessing lower-cost exchange-traded funds, they’re employing a variety of investment strategies.
“I enjoy investing and have a great interest in tech stocks. The US markets have some of the most compelling stocks, and this makes investing so much more exciting.” Hatch investor
How are they using Hatch?
Hatch investors are motivated investors who are excited about their portfolios to the point that they check them several times a day. This shows a high level of engagement that’s unheard of when it comes to personal finance. 75% of our investors are learning about investing, through the platform itself and the articles we publish, and 98% of our investors are more interested in investing since they’ve started using the platform.
“No one seems to realise how big a deal it would be if we could get an entire generation re-engaged with investing in the share markets. Great work Hatch” Hatch investor
10 Most Popular Shares on Hatch
Advanced Micro Devices
Berkshire Hathaway B
Canopy Growth Corp
10 Most Popular Search Terms on Hatch
Hatch’s ultimate goal is to reinvent the way all Kiwis grow, manage, and engage with their wealth. We want people to invest on their terms, using investing as a way of having the freedom to live their best lives. We’re proud that we’re making a positive impact and we’d love to see you join us on our journey.