Movers & Shakers! Sebastian Kuhnert goes multi-demensional

A new year, a new era of innovation, and in the fast-moving FX industry, those at the cutting edge who are not content with simply going through the motions and emulating their peers before heading home at the end of the working day will likely reveal yet more industry-changing developments. To give an insight into […]

A new year, a new era of innovation, and in the fast-moving FX industry, those at the cutting edge who are not content with simply going through the motions and emulating their peers before heading home at the end of the working day will likely reveal yet more industry-changing developments.

To give an insight into the personality, charisma and just what makes such things happen, FinanceFeeds met with some of the movers and shakers of the industry for an open and casual discussion on what the industry is likely to look like, with a splash of comedy for those who appreciate.

Tradimo CEO Sebastian Kuhnert goes into detail:

What’s new?

Full steam ahead for our two new products launching end of January/beginning of February: firstly, we’ve got a number of very high caliber trainers, especially in the English and German markets, signed up for the new tradimo course platform which allows high quality instructors in the areas of trading, investing and personal finance to offer online video courses via our platform and share in the revenues created. Secondly, we’ll soon be going live with our Little Traders game in which players fulfill trading and investment missions for clients in a virtual stock market.

It’s set in a 1920s Great Gatsby retro pixel style environment and the player expands their office upon success in order to unlock new features.

A large online games site has already published some details of the game and, as a response, a number of people have already requested an android version, even before we’ve launched. This shows the potential to really reach people outside the financial industry and help them learn in a non-intrusive way.

Ok, so nobody is perfect. What is the biggest thing you can improve on from last year?

My own excitement for our projects has made me act a bit too hands-on this year. Maybe it was even good like that in 2015, but in 2016 I want to spend more time focusing on our future strategy and plans as well as building the organization further so that we can have even greater impact moving forward.

What was the funniest thing or incident that happened in the office last year? Any cringeworthy or epic fail moments?

There have probably been a few that I’ve forgotten or didn’t perceive as cringe moments personally whereas others might have, but this one was one of my favourites: After our company Christmas dinner, we went to a club and a colleague, who was in a relationship, got approached by a beautiful blonde woman asking him for a glass of champagne.

It was too loud for her to ask with words so she just pointed at him, the glass of champagne and herself. When my colleague gestured “no” to her slightly ambiguous message, she, not used to rejection, ripped the glass out of his hands and poured it over his stunned face.

If we are sitting here in one year from now discussing what you as a company have achieved in 2016, what do you hope to be the big achievements?

I hope that by December 2016 we’ll have made a real impact in the market by having helped both a large number of people willing to learn and those willing to teach. More concretely, we’d be very proud to have brought together 100 instructors on our new tradimo course platform, selling more than 2,000 courses per month to people across the globe.

Ideally, we will have achieved these sales through exponential growth driven by word-of-mouth. We want to be known for having a technologically unique learning environment involving the best finance educators, and for offering engaging courses to people in their local language. I’m also hoping that we’ll have had great collaborations with financial institutions all over the world promoting the Little Traders game and will exceed all our targets for player numbers.

If your company morphed into a super-hero or animal in 2016; what would it be?

According to SHDb, Master Yoda’s strength levels describe Tradimo in 2016 the best: We won’t be the fastest start-up on the planet, but the intelligent things we do will be powerful and every piece we create has the potential to inspire tremendous further growth.

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