NYC based proxy vote startup has raised an $8m seed round led by Point72 Ventures.
“At a time when millions of Americans feel powerless and underserved by the political and economic systems, there sits a massive opportunity to use technology to empower shareholders as owners and citizens,” said Jeff Cruttenden, co-founder and CEO of SAY. “Owning a piece of a company is about much more than just trading the stock.” Noah Kerner, CEO of Acorns, and Cruttenden planted the idea for SAY when they first met. “SAY’s mission is fundamentally aligned with the purpose of Acorns, which is creating and empowering new investors,” Kerner said. “Through a partnership with SAY, customers of Acorns will gain a deeper understanding of and influence over what they own, which will give them even more control over how they live.”