IBN Announces Latest Episode of The TechMediaWire Podcast featuring Brian Collins, CEO of Horizon Fintex and Co-Creator of Upstream

June 26, 2024

IBN Announces Latest Episode of The TechMediaWire Podcast featuring Brian Collins, CEO of Horizon Fintex and Co-Creator of Upstream

IBN, a multifaceted communications organization engaged in connecting public companies to the investment community, is pleased to announce the release of the latest episode of The TechMediaWire Podcast as part of its sustained effort to provide specialized content distribution via widespread syndication channels.

The TechMediaWire Podcast delivers informative updates and exclusive interviews with executives operating in the tech industry. The latest podcast episode features Brian Collins, CEO of Horizon Fintex and Co-Creator of Upstream, a MERJ Exchange stock market and global trading app.

To begin the interview, Collins discussed the relationship between Globex-U.S., Horizon, Upstream and MERJ as it relates to a recently launched capital raise inviting retail investors to own a piece of the proprietary trading and exchange technology powering Upstream.

“The investment opportunity is in Globex-U.S., an American entity which owns Horizon, a Swiss software company that licenses technology to MERJ for one of their markets called Upstream, a trading application that tokenizes real world assets and earns trading fees,” he said. “Those trading fees from Horizon’s technology deployment as an exchange are shared between MERJ, which is the regulated entity, and Horizon, the software company. Those profits, of course, also flow up to Globex-U.S., the company doing its funding round.”

“We really want people to come into a trading platform that allows us to open securities trading to everybody. It’s no longer an elite kind of club where, especially outside of America, where you’re from would preclude you from stock trading. In particular, investment opportunities that we feel are really exciting in America, with micro-cap and mid-cap companies, have been almost impossible to reach from here in Switzerland, the rest of Europe, Latin America and Southeast Asia.”

“When those companies list in the States, they can come and do a list on our platform. It brings liquidity to those companies, driving their balance sheet and their liquidity in the U.S., as well as, of course, opening them up to an international retail investor community. What we want to really be able to do is have people invest in us so that we can bring even more companies to our exchange, add more value to U.S. companies that list with us and allow access to international retail investors… We want to have people as part of an exchange for a change.”

Join IBN’s Jonathan Keim and The TechMediaWire Podcast’s latest guest to learn more about how positioning retail investors as owners of the technology powering Upstream aligns with the overall vision to introduce the next generation of trading.

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The latest installment of The TechMediaWire Podcast continues to reinforce IBN’s commitment to the expansion of its robust network of brands, client partners, followers, and the growing IBN Podcast Series. For more than 18 years, IBN has leveraged this commitment to provide unparalleled distribution and corporate messaging solutions to 500+ public and private companies.

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About Horizon

Horizon is a fintech company that builds, licenses and powers securities exchanges with an integrated suite of software for compliant issuance, management, and secondary trading of securities. Horizon’s in-house solutions combine Wall Street and Silicon Valley to power the next generation of securities offerings and trading, starting with Upstream—the first large-scale application of this technology powered by Horizon and MERJ Exchange (MERJ).

About Upstream

Upstream, a MERJ Exchange market (, is a global securities trading app. Powered by Horizon’s proprietary, transparency-first, matching engine, Upstream allows investors outside of the U.S. to trade securities using just an app. For more information, please visit Upstream is currently accepting applications to dual list at

About IBN

IBN is a cutting-edge communications and digital engagement platform that provides tailored Platform Solutions for select private and public companies. Over the course of 18+ years, IBN has introduced 65+ investor brands to the public and amassed a collective audience of millions of social media followers. These distinctive investor brands amplify reach and recognition as well as help fulfill the unique needs of IBN’s rapidly growing and diverse base of client partners. IBN will continue to expand its branded network of influential properties as well as leverage the energy and experience of its team of professionals to best serve its clients.

IBN’s Platform Solutions provide access to: (1) its Dynamic Brand Portfolio (DBP) through 65+ investor brands; (2) article and editorial syndication to 5,000+ news outlets; (3) full-scale distribution to growing social media audiences; (4) a network of wire solutions via InvestorWire to effectively reach target markets and demographics; (5) Press Release Enhancement to ensure accuracy and impact; (6) a full array of corporate communications solutions; and (7) total news coverage solutions. 

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