Cathie Wood vs. Hindenburg: The $42 Million Bet on Draftkings (DKNG)

6 min readJun 18, 2021
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In the Blue Corner: Cathie Wood

Who is Cathie Wood?

Cathie Wood is the founder and CEO of Ark Invest. One of the most popular investment management firms that focus on growth sectors and long-term, high-reward investments.

Wood is the former Chief Investment Officer at AllianceBernstein, but left the company in 2014 to start Ark Invest after her popular disruptive innovation funds were deemed to be too risky.

Why has she become so famous?

In 2021, Forbes named her in the “50 over 50” list of influential figures over the age of 50. She was named the Best Stock Picker of the Year by Bloomberg News in 2020.

Wood has gained a massive following in social media communities such as FinTwit and Reddit. Her focus on popular growth names is held by many as the industry standard of how growth sectors are performing.




Markus is a self-made multi-millionaire who was born in Germany. He came to the US in 2002 with $30,000 in his pocket and a dream to become a successful trader.