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Inequality of information was rampant during the Great Recession with Wall Street taking advantage of individual investors and Jason Raznick wanted to change that. In 2009, he founded Benzinga to revolutionize the investing landscape and level the playing field for the retail investor.
As Benzinga has grown, the mission has remained the same: to level the playing field for individual investors.
Jason launched Benzinga with just $3,000 in his bank account and a baby on the way. Today, Benzinga.com is the most widely used resource by individual investors, content is embedded into every US online brokerage (Fidelity, Ameritrade, Robinhood, JP Morgan, etc), Benzinga breaks hundreds of stock-moving stories every year and is depended on by 25,000,000 individual investors every month.
Benzinga raised just $4.5M of capital during its first 10 years from a group of strategic investors including Dan Gilbert, Brad Keywell, Eric Lefkofsky and WorldQuant Ventures.
In 2021 Beringer Capital acquired a majority stake in Benzinga to accelerate the company’s mission of empowering the individual investor.
Jason was a winner of the 2021 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Michigan/Ohio regions and named to the Crain’s Detroit Business 40 Under 40 list as well as the DBusiness 30 in Their 30s list. Raznick has also been quoted in a variety of financial news publications, such as CNBC, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Post. A graduate from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, Raznick founded two successful digital startups as a student.