About Us – Huddlestock

Our mission

We believe everyone should be able to invest their money in order to reach their goals in life.

About Us

Huddlestock was founded in late 2014 with the goal to make sophisticated investment strategies available to everyone. After 2 years development, we have launched our platform in 2017 and now offer a marketplace for diverse investment strategies available for everyone.

Our marketplace connects finance professionals and investors across 12 different countries. On Huddlestock, you can subscribe to strategies that appeal to you free of charge, and which help you to build your very personal portfolio over time.

Management Team

  • Michel van Tol
    Chief Investment Officer

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    Michel van Tol, Chief Investment Officer

    Michel is the CIO and co-founder of Huddlestock He is responsible for trading and investment advice. Michel has a PhD in Financial Econometrics from the University of Maastricht and a dual degree in international Business and Econometrics. He has a decade of experience in the hedge fund industry from Meditor Capital and UBS O’Connor. Michel is a Dutch Citizen and based in our London office.

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  • Kai Eggert
    Chief Product Officer

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    Kai Eggert, Chief Product Officer

    Kai is CPO and in charge of product strategy, design and user experience. He holds a Business Diploma/MBA from Germany and brings 15 years of software industry experience, of which he spent 6 years in Silicon Valley for FactSet responsible for their financial markets solution. He joined Huddlestock from TIDAL, a multi-million user music streaming service, where he was responsible for global partnerships. He is a German Citizen and based in our Oslo office.

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  • Nicholas Gains
    Chief Technology Officer

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    Nicholas Gains, Chief Technology Officer

    Nick is CTO and responsible for the overall technical architecture and infrastructure of the Huddlestock platform. He holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of East Anglia and Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He brings almost 20 years of programming experience to the team having worked in the Music, Games, Newspaper and Interactive TV industries, including seven years working at Abbey Road Studios. Nick is a U.K. Citizen and based in our London office.

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Board of Directors

  • Øyvind Hovland
    Chairman of the Board

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    Øyvind Hovland, Chairman of the Board

    Øyvind is a serial entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in starting and scaling companies in various industries. Notably Cyviz AS – with offices globally, and Vision Io AS, a leading optic camera provider to the Oil and gas industry.

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  • Murshid M. Ali
    Co-Founder & Board Member

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    Murshid M. Ali, Co-Founder & Board Member

    Murshid is an Executive Director and co-founder of Huddlestock. He is a Phd candidate in Economics, and holds a masters degree from Grenoble Ecolé de Management, and a degree from NTNU. He has more than 7 years of experience as an entrepreneur from various industries, and before that he worked in the Norwegian foreign affairs, oil and gas, and finance. Murshid is a Norwegian Citizen.

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Contact Us

Want to become a partner? Any questions related to us or our marketplace? Fire away below.

London Office

+44 2038 240 250

Oslo Office