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The A-Z of global companies to invest in on Shyft (part 3)
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From the makers of plant-based meat substitutes to games creators and ride-sharing groups, these are the global companies you can invest in – anytime, anywhere, directly from your mobile phone – on Shyft, with even more options to follow.     


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Spotify Technology SA

Through its Free and Premium models, this Luxembourg-based digital audio streaming service company offers digital copyright restricted recorded music and podcasts from record labels and media companies, with a library of over 60 million songs.


Square Inc.

US-based financial services and mobile payment company with operations in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and Japan. Square’s commerce ecosystem enables sellers to start, run and grow their businesses via the Square Point of Sale mobile app.


Starbucks Corp.

The world’s largest coffeehouse chain. Starbucks is a global coffee roaster and retailer with over 32 000 stores in more than 80 international markets.





Tencent Music Entertainment

Chinese online music entertainment platform offering online music, online karaoke and live streaming services. TME’s apps, including QQ Music, Kugou Music and WeSing, claim more than 800 million active users.


Tesla Inc.

American electric vehicle and clean energy company that designs, manufactures and sells e-vehicles and solar energy generation and storage products.


Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

Regarded as the largest generic drug manufacturer in the world, this Israeli-based multinational pharmaceutical company produces generics, specialty and over-the-counter (OTC) products, and sells active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) to third parties.


Tilray Inc.

Multinational pharmaceutical company focused on medical cannabis research, cultivation, processing and distribution of cannabis products.


The Trade Desk Inc.

Global tech company with a self-service platform that enables clients to purchase and manage digital advertising campaigns across various formats. TTD is the world’s biggest independent demand-side platform. 


Twilio Inc.

US cloud communications platform-as-a-service company which enables developers to build, scale and operate real-time communications within software applications. Developers can embed voice, messaging, video and authentication capabilities through its Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).


Twitter Inc.

Global microblogging and social networking service with an estimated 320-million-plus active users. Its Twitter platform enables public self-expression and conversation in real time.


Uber Technologies Inc.

US-based ridesharing, food delivery, courier and vehicle-for-hire company with presence in over 900 global metropolitan areas. With an estimated 78 million monthly active users, Uber is a pioneer in the sharing economy.


UP Fintech Holding Ltd

Online brokerage firm focusing on global Chinese investors. Known as Tiger Brokers in Asia, the company’s trading platform allows investors to trade on multiple exchanges around the world.


Verizon Communications

American multinational telecoms conglomerate with a rare dual listing (on both the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ). Its Verizon Wireless subsidiary is the second-largest wireless communications service provider in the US.


Visa Inc.

Multinational financial services corporation facilitating electronic funds transfers via credit, debit and prepaid cards. Visa is the dominant card payment company outside of China.


The Walt Disney Company

Global entertainment conglomerate best known for its media networks, film and television studios and theme parks. Disney currently owns TV networks like ESPN, National Geographic and Disney Channel, plus streaming services like Disney+ and Hulu.


Weibo Corp.

Social media platform for Chinese-language content. Weibo’s platform offers real-time microblogging, social interactions and a messaging service.


Wells Fargo & Co.

American diversified financial services company, with operations in community banking, wholesale banking, and wealth and investment management. It provides other financial services via its subsidiaries, including mortgages, consumer finance, equipment leasing, agricultural finance, commercial finance, securities brokerage and more.


Western Digital Corp.

Data storage company focusing on the design and manufacturing of storage devices, data centre systems and cloud storage services.


Zoom Video Communications

US-based communications technology company offering tele-conferencing, tele-commuting, distance education and video calling services. After growing into a “unicorn” company ($1-billion valuation before its IPO), Zoom grew even further during global COVID-19 lockdowns.






Invesco QQQ Trust, Series 1

Tracks the NASDAQ 100 Index, which includes the 100 largest non-financial companies listed on the NASDAQ based on market cap.


iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF

Tracks an index composed of short-term US Treasury bonds, with remaining maturities between one and three years.


iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF

Offers exposure to intermediate-term US Treasury bonds by tracking an index composed of bonds with remaining maturities between seven and 10 years.


iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund

Offers exposure to long-term US Treasury bonds, tracking the investment results of an index composed of those bonds with remaining maturities greater than 20 years.


iShares International Treasury Bond ETF

Tracks an index composed of government bonds issued by the governments of developed market countries around the world, excluding the United States.


iShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF

Offers exposure to US dollar-denominated government bonds issued by more than 30 emerging market countries.


iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan Index Fund

Tracks the investment results of an index composed of equities in large and mid-sized companies in emerging and developed Asian countries, excluding Japan.


ProShares UltraPro QQQ ETF

Seeks daily investment results that correspond to triple the daily performance of its underlying benchmark, the NASDAQ-100 Index.


SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust

Seeks to track the price and yield of the S&P 500 Index, which comprises 500 stocks spanning approximately 24 industry groups.


Vanguard Intermediate-Term Treasury ETF

Tracks the performance of the Bloomberg Barclays US Treasury 3-10 Year Bond Index, which has an intermediate-term dollar-weighted average maturity.


iShares Global Impact ETF

Seeks investment in positive-impact companies that derive a majority of their revenue from products and services addressing the world's major social and environmental challenges as identified by the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


iShares Exponential Technologies ETF

Seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of developed and emerging market companies that create or use exponential technologies.


iShares MSCI Emerging Market Index Fund

Tracks the performance of the MSCI TR Emerging Markets Index. The ETF holds emerging market stocks that can predominantly be classified as large and mid-cap. 


Coinbase Global Inc

A regulated cryptocurrency company that provides customers worldwide with a platform to buy, sell, transfer, and store digital assets. 


You are reading part 3 of the A-Z of global companies to invest in on Shyft. Read part 1 here or part 2 here.


Shyft is an app for global citizens in South Africa. It helps you buy, send and store local and foreign currency anytime, anywhere directly from your mobile phone. Visit  or your app store to download the app. 

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