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Nasdaq Ventures

Our venture investment program is focused on cultivating talent and technology advancement in financial technology services.

Nasdaq — A Dedicated Partner

We're looking for companies with a strategic connection to our 5 key business lines: Listings, Data & Index, Market Infrastructure Technology, Corporate Solutions Technology and the Operation of Capital Markets.

Through this partnership, selected venture-backed companies will help Nasdaq grow new product lines, enhance current systems and open new market segments.

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Program Overview

Disruption, Innovation, Ambition

Having launched the first all-electronic stock exchange in 1971, Nasdaq was built on a foundation of innovation and market disruption. This heritage continues to fuel our ambition.

As a financial technology leader, we are committed to the further development of global markets through innovative technology that advances our clients' ambitions. 

Because of this commitment, we launched Nasdaq Ventures in order to partner with revolutionary technologists who are shaping the fintech sector.

Nasdaq Ventures is a global venture investing program focused on cultivating talent and technology advancement within financial services — spurring innovation that ensures Nasdaq’s technology and services are at the forefront of the industry.

Investments provided by Nasdaq Ventures will range from $1M to $10M and seed- to Series C funding. Each investment will work with and support our core business strategies and mission. 

Initial focus will include: digital transfer/payment/transaction processing; machine and artificial intelligence; emerging and frontier marketplace; and data & analytics.

Spotlight on Ventures

Launched in 2017, Nasdaq Ventures has made several investments focused on furthering advanced and progress in the industries in which we operate. Investments range from proof of process technology to blockchain, purpose-built real-time risk analytics, cognitive computing and AI, and cyber security. You can learn about our investments by clicking the links below or to the right.

Symbiont >

Symbiont is a market-leading platform for institutional applications of blockchain technology. Symbiont smart contracts enable complex instruments to live their entire lifecycle on a truly decentralized, enterprise blockchain network with end-to-end privacy. Institutions are working with Symbiont to develop new business lines, increase transparency, reduce risk, and save costs.

Read the press release>

ERIS X >

ErisX offers individuals and institutions a single, innovative platform to access digital asset spot and futures markets. By combining advanced technology, sophisticated regulatory oversight and a diverse product set, ErisX offers compliant, capital markets friendly workflows. Backed by some of the world’s largest trading firms and financial institutions, ErisX brings transparency and reliability to the digital asset class. (Aspects of ErisX’s offering are pending regulatory approval, including its license as a clearing organization with the CFTC. The CFTC does not regulate spot markets and trading.)

Read the press release >

XM Cyber >

XM Cyber is a multi-award winning provider of the first fully automated APT simulation and remediation platform to continuously leverage advanced offensive methods to rapidly expose attack vectors and identify critical blind spots. The technology provides data-driven remediation focused on managing the organization's critical assets to reduce IT risk and enable optimization of cyber resources.

Nasdaq’s investment will help continue new developments in advancing breach simulation and detection technology and processes.

Read the press release >

Cuebiq >

Headquartered in New York, Cuebiq is a leading location intelligence and consumer insights company leveraging the largest database of accurate and precise location data in the U.S. Through its SaaS data intelligence platform, Cuebiq analyzes anonymous location patterns and provides clients offline location analytics, real-time campaign optimization and footfall attribution, as well as geo-behavioral audiences for cross-platform ad targeting. All of these capabilities allow businesses to glean actionable insights and better understand the offline consumer journeys

Read the press release >

Stratumn >

Founded in Paris in 2015, Stratumn develops network technology to secure processes between enterprise partners, customers and regulators. Its Proof of Process technology combines blockchain networks and advanced cryptography to streamline and secure the critical processes between organizations while insuring data privacy and reducing operational friction and costs.

Read the press release>

Hanweck >

Hanweck is a leading provider of real-time risk analytics on global derivatives markets focusing on the large-scale risk problems of banks, broker/dealers, hedge funds, central counterparties and exchanges — where the number of instruments and positions number in the millions.

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Digital Reasoning >

Digital Reasoning is a leader is cognitive computing — enabling firms across financial services, enterprise, health and government understand underlying context behind human communication and become more efficient in their activities.

Read the press release>

Research & Development

Committed Resources for R&D

Beyond venture investments, Nasdaq commits resources to both academic organizations and globally recognized think tanks to further advance its products and services.

Nasdaq is proud to work with:

  • Columbia University
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • University of California Berkeley
  • Yale University

Beyond these world-class academic institutions, Nasdaq is a participant in IDEO CoLab, which was launched in 2015 by IDEO, Fidelity, Nasdaq, Citi, and the Harvard Innovation Lab. 

The CoLab is a collaborative R&D Lab exploring emerging technologies and their future impact and opportunities. Recently Nasdaq partnered with Filament and IDEO to produce a working protype to show how a solar panel can track its own energy generation and automatically issue a renewable energy certificate to its owner. empty

Application Process

If Interested, Apply Today

Nasdaq Ventures is currently seeking companies in fintech with a focus on:

  • Digital transfer / payment / transaction processing 
  • Machine intelligence / Artificial Intelligence 
  • Emerging / Frontier Marketplaces 
  • Data & Analytics

Nasdaq’s venture investment program is truly global in nature and Nasdaq will evaluate companies from jurisdictions outside of the United States.

If your company exhibits the same innovative spirit as Nasdaq and you believe your technology has the power to transform our business, you can request more information or apply by submitting your information.

Contact Us

For all Media Inquiries: Ryan Wells, Direct: +44 (0) 20 3753 2231, Mobile: +44 (0) 7809 596 390, ryan.wells@nasdaq.com

For all other inquiries: Ventures@nasdaq.com

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