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.
Investing in pioneering fintech firms, who are developing unique technologies, continues our history of being a platform and partner of choice for the most innovative companies in the world.
Investments provided by Nasdaq Ventures range from $1M to $10M and from Seed through Series C. Each investment drives at and reinforces our mission to reimagine the markets of today by strategically aligning with our key business areas: Corporate Services—including listings and technology solutions for company c-suites—Information Services, Market Infrastructure Technology and the Operation of Capital Markets.
Venture-backed companies will help Nasdaq grow new product lines, open new market segments and accelerate our mission to transform global markets everywhere.
Areas of Investment Focus
Our technology and expertise is empowering others to establish markets that don’t exist today.
We are creating faster and more transparent financial solutions by advancing innovation in blockchain and digital transfer.
AI and machine learning are driving our business forward and helping us unlock new market intelligence for our customers.
Our market insights are powering capital markets and economies anywhere and everywhere.
We are developing innovative technology to address regulatory challenges in financial services.
Chronograph provides market-leading data management and analytics tools to private capital investors. Its best-in-class technology helps customers streamline aggregation, reporting and performance measurement to realize operational efficiencies and data transparency.
Symbiont is a market-leading platform for institutional applications of blockchain. It enables 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.
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.
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.
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 provides deep consumer behavior and trend insights.
Founded in Paris in 2015, Stratumn 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.
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.
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.
Research and Development
Beyond venture investments, Nasdaq commits resources to both academic organizations and globally recognized think tanks to further advance its products and services.
We are proud to partner with leading universities around the country:
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
University of California Berkeley
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.
If your company shares our commitment to innovation and you believe your technology can help transform our business, apply to Nasdaq Ventures today.