eToro Completes Funding Round of $8.3 Million led by Spark Capital

eToro takes on funding from Spark Capital and existing investors to fuel explosive growth, expand internationally and evolve its social investment network.

Online PR News – 05-February-2011 – – New York, Febuary 4, 2011 – eToro, the world’s largest investment network, announced today that it has closed a funding round of 8.3 million US dollars in funding from Spark Capital, Social Leverage and existing investors to fuel international growth and continue to evolve Toro's social trading platform. Over the past 24 months, eToro has experienced exponential growth and has created the world's largest online investment network with 1.5 million users in over 130 countries and thousands of new accounts opened each day.

The Spark team has been instrumental in the development of new markets and market leaders such as Twitter, Boxee, 5Min, Altius Education, AdMeld, Verivue and Tumblr.

"We are very pleased to have Spark Capital on board," said eToro CEO, Johnathan Assia. "Spark has a successful track record with social network oriented companies such as Twitter and eToro is proud to be in such good company. We are committed to making forex trading a fulfilling and rewarding social experience and with the support of Spark Capital we have the needed capital and partners to continue to lead the market and fuel our explosive growth and expansion into new regions.”

By combining the capabilities of simple to use trading platforms with a community powered investment network eToro is uniquely positioned to lead the social trading revolution and break down the barriers of complex trading. eToro enables forex traders to view, share and copy their chosen trader’s moves in real time and provides every individual with easy access to the world’s financial markets.