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
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.
Individual investments up to $10M, including subsequent expected financing rounds. Initial check sizes typically between $2M - $5M.
Ability to influence and drive success through board representation.
Nasdaq Ventures Team
Former Managing Director (Principal Strategic Investments) at Morgan Stanley. Key Investments: Philadelphia Stock Exchange, BATS Global Markets, National Stock Exchange of India, TheMarkets.com, Chi-X Global, Symphony Communications, BIDS Trading, Visible Alpha. Received M.B.A from Columbia Business School.Head of Nasdaq Ventures, Nasdaq Learn more about Gary
Ben Blueweiss is an AVP at Nasdaq Ventures. Prior to joining Nasdaq, Blueweiss responsible for M&A, strategic investments, alliances, and new business development at Bloomberg LP. As an Associate on the Corporate Development team at IBM, Blueweiss focused on software M&A. Blueweiss started his career as an investment banking analyst in the Technology, Media, and Telecom group at Credit Suisse, and graduated with a Bachelors of Science from the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University.AVP, Strategic Investments, Nasdaq Learn more about Benjamin
Former Director of Finance and Operations at Selerity, Former Business Development Associate at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, and Former TMT investment banking Analyst at Lazard. Received M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.Strategic Investments Director, Nasdaq Learn more about Yordanka
Venture Team Director at NYU Strategic Venture Society. Former Operations Lead at ThankYouKindly. B.S. in Business and Political Economy from NYU Stern.Strategy Analyst, Strategic Investments, Nasdaq Learn more about Randall
Nasdaq Ventures Companies
Symbiont smart contracts enable complex instruments to live their entire lifecycle on a truly decentralized, enterprise blockchain network with end-to-end privacy.
Audience measurement company vertically integrated with a proprietary SDK installed on mobile apps to track footfall traffic in real time.
Fnality International is building a digital cash system that utilizes central bank tokenized stable coins to achieve settlement finality across wholesale banking and capital markets.
XM Cyber provides a fully automated APT Simulation Platform to continuously expose all attack vectors from breach point to any organizational critical IT asset.
ErisX is a digital asset derivatives exchange and clearinghouse which operates a unified spot and regulated futures market for digital assets.
Chronograph provides market-leading portfolio monitoring, reporting, and diligence tools for private capital investors.
Electronic communications surveillance company leveraging machine intelligence to identify suspicious communications.
Astana International Exchange is the new national stock exchange of Kazakhstan.
Provides proof-of-process blockchain infrastructure to facilitate trusted business process management and secure auditable transactions across industry supply chains.
Canoe Intelligence is the first-of-its-kind technology that allows allocators to unlock their data. Canoe reimagines operational workflows, and enables clients to transform their processes and eliminate manual data entry.
Dealpath empowers real estate investment and development teams with a purpose-built platform, smart pipeline tracking, powerful deal analytics, and collaborative workflows to drive maximum value from pipeline to portfolio management.
HXSquare is a two-sided healthcare data exchange which is capitalizing on the convergence of FinTech and HealthIT.
PureStream Trading Technologies addresses the growing issue of institutional natural liquidity becoming latent, unfindable and uncrossable. Through its design, the PureStream ATS enables institutional investors to search, find, and yield more liquidity.