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Published: Dec 08, 2021 9 min read

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Individuals standing on their coins talking to each other in the cyber world.
Sam Island for Money

If you were anywhere near the internet in January 2021, you likely heard about /r/WallStreetBets, the Reddit forum that orchestrated a meme-studded short squeeze of GameStop stock. It became a 21st-century legend: Through the power of social media, traders made lots of money, stuck it to The Man and — perhaps most importantly — brought the concept of community-based investing into the digital age.

But now, nearly a year later, /r/WallStreetBets is lowkey outmoded. The hottest online investing group is no longer a subreddit. It's a Discord server run by a handful of college-aged Midwesterners.

With roughly 250,000 members, Eagle Investors is a colossal community that calls itself "the next generation of information and data sharing." In the past two years, Eagle has climbed the ranks to become one of the largest finance-focused servers on Discord.

Eagle's executives say the chat platform allows them to cater to a growing population of investors, many of whom may be new to the markets.

"It doesn't matter what your experience level is. You can be a complete beginner or you can be someone who's been trading for over 15 years," says Vishu Namburi, Eagle Investors' chief operating officer. "We try to create a community that's welcoming to everyone."

Vishu Namburi, Samuel Keoleian and Dylan Harish
Courtesy of Eagle Investors

Their mission is ambitious, but spend a few minutes on the server and you'll come away believing it's achievable. While providing opportunities for people to learn, collaborate and profit, the Eagle team is also setting the stage for a major expansion.

Eagle Investors is about to take off.