A stock exchange for everyone.

We believe there is a better way to serve all people using the power of our financial system. By expanding access to a purpose-driven capital market, we are instilling trust, humanity, and fairness into finance.

the problem
Access to public capital markets.
Since the 1990’s there has been a decline in small-to-mid sized IPOs. Today, small IPOs are nearly extinct and fewer companies have access to public capital markets.
0 %
of exchange listed companies are Minority-owned businesses
0 %
of all jobs within a company are created after the company goes public*
*According to a US Treasury Department Task Force on IPOs

The need for small IPOs.

Without a vibrant listing marketplace, the listing gap between large and small companies available to investors increases. Listing on a stock exchange allows more people to build wealth, to build companies, and to build communities creating living-wage, career-path job opportunities.

Our Solution
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Membership

Becoming a member of the Dream Exchange makes the statement that your organization supports our dream of a more diverse, accessible, and welcoming stock market for people from every sector of society. We are currently opening our doors for licensed broker-dealer firms to explore membership with our exchange in anticipation of our future opening.

For everyone by us.
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Joseph J. Cecala
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
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Dwain J. Kyles
Managing Member of DX Capital Partners
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James Yong
Director/Partner, O'Hagan Meyer LLC
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Bruce Trask
Chief Technology Officer
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Raymond Edwards
Chief Exchange Architect
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Tellis Williams
Chief Information Security Officer
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Gustave “Gus” Tucker
Vice President of Member Services
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Jane Hayton
Vice President of Public Relations
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Our research.

Shaping our capital market structure requires knowing the historical and existing market completely. Our research has been published in internationally recognized scholarly papers and shared with informed legislators and regulators. Download our most recent publication below.

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