Amsterdam-based Flow Traders, a fintech unicorn, announced that it has established a dedicated corporate VC unit, Flow Traders Capital.
With an initial commitment of €50M, Flow Traders Capital plans to invest in the development of financial markets infrastructure and digital asset space.
Flow Traders Capital: What to expect?
The VC says it will make direct investments across geographies in three key themes – platform, data, and connectivity.
The new Dutch VC will offer a combination of funding and a dedicated team with expertise in product design, product development, capital market, and go-to-market strategies, as well as trading insights. In addition, the portfolio companies can access Flow Traders’ network of partners and resources.
Flow Traders’ investment portfolio includes Elwood, Tonic, bloXroute, Ondo, AllianceDAO, and D2X. Ongoing strategic investments in MEMX, RFQ-Hub, LedgerEdge, ShapeQ, and the Pyth Network will also be managed as a part of Flow Traders Capital, says the company.
Dennis Dijkstra, CEO of Flow Traders, says, “Creating Flow Traders Capital is a natural and logical next step for Flow Traders given our core capabilities and our leading position within the global financial markets. Investing both Flow Traders’ financial capital and intellectual capabilities provides us with a unique platform to gain valuable exposure to emerging ecosystems and innovative technologies and create synergies with our existing business. We have already seen a positive financial return on one of our initial investments in ErisX, which further proves the value Flow Traders brings to ventures that are shaping future financial markets.”
Flow Traders: What you need to know
Founded by Roger Hodenius, and Jan van Kuijk in 2004 , Flow Traders is a global tech-enabled liquidity provider specialising in Exchange Traded Products.
The fintech company focuses on providing liquidity in financial products, both on- and off-exchange, across the world.
It designs strategies using publicly available information and non-controversial, simple, and transparent order types. The company has offices in New York, Singapore, Hong Kong, Milan, and Cluj, and has more than 500 employees