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.
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.
Chain is a technology company on a mission to enable a smarter and more connected financial system by digitizing the world’s assets. Based in San Francisco, they partner with leading organizations around the world to build, deploy, and operate blockchain networks that enable breakthrough financial products and services.
Chain was founded in 2014 and has raised over $40 million in funding from a variety of companies, including Nasdaq, since their inception. Chain is featured on Forbes Top 50 Fintech picks.
Chain's enterprise-grade Chain Core platform underpins the Linq offering, which is a digital ledger technology that leverages a blockchain to facilitate the issuance, cataloguing and recording of transfers of shares of privately-held companies on The NASDAQ Private Market.
Learn more about our work with Chain:
Cognitive Computing Technology
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. In January 2017, Digital Reasoning was recognized by CB insights amongst the most promising AI companies around the globe. Digital Reasoning is featured on Forbes Top 50 Fintech picks.
Digital Reasoning’s eComms monitoring for proactive compliance and Nasdaq’s industry leading and award-winning SMARTS Surveillance solutions will deliver a unified approach to trade surveillance by integrating trading alerts with natural language processing and machine intelligence-based technology all within a single interface.
Learn more about our work with Digital Reasoning:
Real-time Risk Analytics
Hanweck is the 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.
Hanweck delivers its risk analytics as a real-time service — usually in the form of a data feed — thereby dramatically simplifying integration with its customers' risk architecture.
Learn more about our work with Hanweck:
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.
RECENTLY ANNOUNCED VENTURES
Learn More about 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.
Marketers at brick and mortar institutions leverage the Cuebiq platform to gain a greater understanding of offline consumer journeys, store performance, and marketing activation effectiveness that position them to better compete with e-commerce companies. Aggregated insights from Cuebiq have also been shown to provide substantial predictive capabilities for performance forecasting, enabling correlations of trends and sales for a broad range of industry verticals from retail to the investment community.
Through Nasdaq Ventures, Nasdaq has invested in Cuebiq due to its unique position as an independent and media-agnostic provider of location intelligence which is gleaned from aggregated and anonymized data. Complementing the investment, Nasdaq will explore opportunities to leverage Cuebiq’s intelligence for our clients, as well potentially applying our blockchain and zero knowledge-proof technologies to further drive Cuebiq's data privacy initiative.
Learn More about 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.
Richard Caetano, Co-founder and CEO of Stratumn: “We are very pleased to have successfully closed this series A round, which represents a major milestone for Stratumn. Our new investors will enable Stratumn to continue and accelerate its development and more effectively address growing needs in our markets. We are especially happy with the continued and increased support from Otium Venture, who have accompanied us for a year, and excited to welcome Open CNP, Nasdaq Ventures and Digital Currency Group, who will help us reinforce Stratumn’s presence in the insurance and capital markets sectors.
We are very confident about Stratumn’s development prospects in the upcoming months and years. The successful closing of this round, as well as our investor’s commitment as strategic partners, is rocket fuel which will power the development and launch of Proof of Process Technology.”
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.
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