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.

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.

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