Nasdaq Ventures

Nasdaq Ventures is a global venture investing program focused on cultivating talent and technology advancement within financial services—spurring innovation that aligns with and accelerates our vision to reimagine the markets of tomorrow.

Disruption, Innovation, Ambition. Get there with Nasdaq.
We invest in companies aligned with key themes
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Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, RegTech & Compliance, Blockchain & Digital Assets, Market Infrastructure, New Marketplaces, Environmental, Social, & Governance (ESG)
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What is Nasdaq Ventures?
Launched as our venture investment arm in 2017, Nasdaq Ventures is dedicated to discovering, investing in and collaborating on new technologies and groundbreaking solutions that align with our company's long-term objectives in the global capital markets.
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We invest in companies aligned with key themes
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Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, RegTech & Compliance, Blockchain & Digital Assets, Market Infrastructure, New Marketplaces, Environmental, Social, & Governance (ESG)
Latest Nasdaq Ventures Investment
PURESTREAM
The PureStream ATS will offer brokers and their institutional client’s greater bandwidth to get more liquidity faster, more cost-effectively and with greater security. We are grateful for the support of major institutional participants, and we look forward to working with all institutional brokers willing to lead adoption
Armando Diaz, Founder and CEO
Meet Purestream
Nasdaq’s investment in Purestream furthers our mission to spur innovation and reimagine the markets of tomorrow as Purestream offers a unique and complementary matching methodology that adds diversity to the capital markets ecosystem
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Investment Criteria

Each investment drives at and reinforces our mission to reimagine the markets of today by strategically aligning with our key business areas. Companies applying for Nasdaq Ventures should meet the following criteria:

  • Strategic Nexus with Nasdaq

    Each investment should have a strategic nexus with at least one Nasdaq business unit (e.g., revenue or distribution synergy, joint product development, etc.).

  • Diverse & Experienced Team

    Strong team with diverse backgrounds, complementary skills and aligned incentives. Preferably led by a founder with prior experience as a successful company builder.

  • Large Market Opportunity

    Viable product with well-defined go-to-market and monetization strategy.

  • Investment Size

    Individual investments up to $10M, including subsequent expected financing rounds. Initial check sizes typically between $2M - $5M.

  • Board Presence

    Ability to influence and drive success through board representation.

Nasdaq Ventures Companies

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