Venture Capital

TechnologyVenture capital Jul 27, 2021
BNY-Backed Crypto Platform Fireblocks Seals Unicorn Status

TechnologyVenture capital Jul 27, 2021
DRW VC Portfolio Company Spotlight: David Janczewski, Coincover

Coincover sets the standard for safety and protection in the crypto environment, providing loss prevention technology and theft cover. David Janczewski, Coincover’s CEO, opens up to us about the inspiration that led to the security service and how their approach is becoming a global standard in the industry. What inspired Coincover? I was lucky enough to be involved in a “Digital Gold” project at the UK’s Royal Mint as part of a project to investigate the future of money.

Venture capital Jul 8, 2021
Welsh crypto insurer Coincover lands $9.2 million Series A fundraise

CareersChicagoCollaborationCultureLeadershipLife at drwTechnologyVenture capital Jun 14, 2021
The Future of Fintech Began in 2020

Venture capital Apr 14, 2021
DRW VC Portfolio Company Spotlight: Maury Blackman, Premise

Maury Blackman is the President & CEO at Premise, a data and analytics platform that empowers decision makers with real-time, actionable intelligence. Keep reading to learn more about Maury Blackman, Premise, and the global need to adopt Premise’s data platforms. When did you know you wanted to get involved in the tech industry? As a kid, I was fascinated with SciFi - Star Trek, Stars Wars, etc. And, as a result, I was enamored with tech.

Venture capital Jan 13, 2021
Premise Data Raises $85 Million to Transform Market Intelligence by Scaling its Machine Learning and Human Intelligence Platform

Venture capital Dec 10, 2020
SC Ventures Invests in OpenFin

Venture capital Dec 7, 2020
Pico Names Intel Capital as New Investor and Completes $135 Million Investment Round

Venture capital Nov 24, 2020
JP Morgan and ITG Veteran Joins Pico as Revenue Chief

Venture capital Jul 24, 2020
Eris SOFR Swap Futures

Venture capital Jul 23, 2020
22 Fintechs that VCs and Big Investors say are on the Brink of Becoming Household Names

Venture capital Jul 14, 2020
Digital Asset, Creators of DAML, Adds VMware As Investor in Series C Round

Venture capitalLeadership Jul 9, 2020
MVP Podcast: Valuing Your Company with Kim Trautmann, DRW Venture Capital

Venture capital May 11, 2020
Press Release: ErisX Pioneers First U.S. Based Ether Futures Contract

Venture capital May 6, 2020
Press Release: ErisX Secures Virtual Currency License From the New York State Department of Financial Services

Venture capital May 3, 2020
The New York Times: Location Data Says It All: Staying at Home During Coronavirus Is a Luxury

Venture capital Apr 9, 2020
Press Release: ErisX Advances Strategic Relationship with Fidelity to Expand Access to Digital Assets

Venture capital Feb 4, 2020
Press Release: Leading Tech Companies Join Series C Financing & Former Microsoft Exec Joins Board

Venture capital Jan 27, 2020
Business Insider asked 14 big backers like Bain Capital Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, and Point72 what counts as a fintech. They had a wide range of opinions on a $24 billion question.

Venture capitalCareers Jan 7, 2020
The World of Fintech Moves Fast. Here Are 4 Ways Employees at DRW Keep Up.

Venture capital Jan 6, 2020
Press Release: NinjaTrader Announces Majority Growth Investment led by Long Ridge

Venture capital Dec 18, 2019
Press Release: HSBC Joins OpenFin’s Series C Financing Round

Venture capital Dec 11, 2019
Press Release: Digital Asset Raises $35 Million in Series C Financing to Capture Smart Contract Market with DAML

Venture capital Nov 25, 2019
Press Release: Former Savills Head Michael Colacino Joins Digital Brokerage SquareFoot as President

Venture capitalSingapore Nov 13, 2019
Press Release: Singapore-based EDBI Named as Pico Investor and Strategic Partner

Venture capital Nov 12, 2019
Press Release: Apervita Secures $22 Million Investment to Fuel Future Growth

Venture capital Nov 6, 2019
Press Release: SquareFoot Raises $16 Million in Series B Funding to Modernize Commercial Real Estate

Venture capitalTechnology Oct 8, 2019
Press Release: Artificial Intelligence Provider GreenKey Technologies Receives Strategic Investment From Motorola Solutions

Venture capitalCareers Aug 9, 2019
Learn more about our intern projects: Bryan

Bryan I start my day reading venture capital (VC) articles on TechCrunch, Axios, or VC blogs – it’s a great way to start my morning as it’s an industry I’m very interested in. DRW VC focuses on investing in companies in the fintech space, which is quickly evolving. By taking the time to catch up on all that has happened over the last 24 hours, I feel like I’m setting myself up for success in my work for the rest of the day.

TechnologyVenture capital Jul 15, 2019
Press Release: Pico to acquire Corvil, creating the new benchmark for technology services in financial markets

Venture capital Jul 9, 2019
Business Insider: Execs from 5 firms explain how they find their best investments

Venture capital May 16, 2019
Press Release: OpenFin Raises $17 Million Series C from Wells Fargo and Barclays

Venture capital May 3, 2019
Press Release: ErisX Launches Crypto Spot Market on Heels of New $20 Million Raise

Venture capitalLeadershipTechnology Apr 29, 2019
What we learned about the data value chain

As part of DRW’s Speaker Series, our Chicago office hosted four thought leaders from across the data space. Led by Kim Trautmann, Head of DRW Venture Capital, panelists discussed data management and how the data space is evolving. In recent years, the data space has seen a huge influx in new technology, and not only a much higher amount of data but also a higher quality. That’s how Rachel Carpenter, CEO of Intrinio, sees the data space evolving.

Venture capital Apr 25, 2019
Press Release: Xilinx to Acquire Solarflare

Venture capital Apr 15, 2019
Press Release: RedSeal Announces Equity Investment from STG Partners

Venture capital Apr 10, 2019
Press Release: DTCC Expands One-Stop Trade Reporting with New Eligibility Capabilities Provided by Droit

Venture capital Apr 4, 2019
Press Release: TradingView Acquires TradeIt As Next Piece In Millennial Investing Powerhouse

Venture capital Apr 4, 2019
Press Release: Digital Asset Open Sources its Smart Contract Language, DAML, to Enable Integration with Other Platforms

Venture capitalTechnology Mar 26, 2019
DRW VC Portfolio Series: Shane Wiley, Cuebiq

This series spotlights different people across DRW Venture Capital’s investment portfolio. Read more about our portfolio companies and the unique roles they play in the fintech space. Shane Wiley is Chief Privacy Officer at Cuebiq, a consumer insights and measurement company that specializes in offline brand intelligence to help clients win market share and increase revenue. What is your role at Cuebiq? I serve as Cuebiq’s Chief Privacy Officer. I have been with the company since August 2018.

Venture capital Mar 19, 2019
DRW Venture Capital: What gives us our edge?

At DRW, we are always looking to capture opportunities in the financial markets, so expanding into venture capital was a natural progression for our firm. With our deep trading heritage, we have a unique opportunity to work with companies that will benefit from our engagement beyond capital, which sets us apart from many VC firms, something that Cliff touched on during his presentation. Overall, his Geek Lunch emphasized how the DRW organization gives the group an edge in finding the best companies and consistently adding value as a partner of our portfolio companies.

Venture capital Mar 7, 2019
Press Release: IPC collaborates with GreenKey to bring a powerful, AI-based speech recognition solution that converts real-time voice into useable data for the financial markets

Venture capitalCumberland Dec 4, 2018
Press Release: ErisX Positioned to Dominate the Digital Asset Space with Support from Second Round of Investors

Venture capital Oct 18, 2018
Press Release: Goldman Sachs and Galaxy Digital Ventures Invest in BitGo to Build $1 Trillion Crypto Wallet

Venture capitalCumberland Oct 3, 2018
Press Release: Eris Exchange to Create Crypto Market Backed by DRW, Virtu

Venture capital Sep 14, 2018
Press Release: Announcing BitGo Trust Company: the Only Regulated, Qualified Custodian Purpose-Built for Digital Assets

Venture capital Sep 12, 2018
Press Release: Arista Acquires Metamako

CumberlandVenture capital Aug 31, 2018
DRW VC Report: Fundamental Valuation of Cryptoassets

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Venture capital Jul 19, 2018
Press Release: Selerity Rolls Out A.I. Powered Analytics for Bond Sales & Trading

Venture capital Jul 5, 2018
Press Release: Money.Net chooses OpenFin to Accelerate Institutional Deployment

Venture capital Jul 4, 2018
Press Release: KeyBank Accelerates Small Business Lending With New Digital Capabilities

Venture capital May 21, 2018
Press Release: TradingView, the Leading Social Network and Advanced Charting Software Provider for Traders, Raises $37M in Series B led by Insight Venture Partners

Venture capital May 18, 2018
Press Release: Cuebiq Raises $27 Million In Growth Capital

Venture capital May 1, 2018
Press Release: High-growth Tech Firm Metamako Buys xCelor’s Hardware Business

Venture capitalCumberland Mar 14, 2018
Press Release: UK-Based Coinfloor to Launch Physically Settled Bitcoin Futures

Venture capital Feb 14, 2018
Press Release: GreenKey to release API through OpenFin

Venture capital Feb 8, 2018
Press Release: Symphony Now Available on OpenFin Through Open Source Contribution to Symphony Software Foundation

Venture capitalCumberlandLeadershipCareers Jan 4, 2018
Women in Blockchain: Kimberly Trautmann at DRW VC

Kim Trautmann is the Director of DRW Venture Capital. Kim has been personally and professionally investing in financial technology for over a decade. How did you get into bitcoin? I was first introduced to the bitcoin and blockchain industry in 2013. I had a meeting with an influential investor and all he talked about was bitcoin. This was one of my most memorable early conversations because he knew so much about the space and couldn’t have been more excited.

Venture capitalCumberland Dec 11, 2017
Press Release: BitGo Scores $43 Million as Crypto Goes Corporate

Venture capital Dec 6, 2017
Press Release: Junta Nakai Joins Selerity as Global Head of Business Development

Venture capital Nov 28, 2017
Press Release: A legendary trader now sinks his gains into startups

Venture capital Oct 24, 2017
Press Release: Adam Toms Joins OpenFin as CEO Europe

Venture capital Aug 9, 2017
Press Release: GreenKey awarded only patent for speech-to-text engine designed for financial markets

Venture capital Jul 5, 2017
Press Release: Droit signs five banks for MiFID II compliance

Venture capital Jun 21, 2017
Press Release: A former cohead of tech at Goldman Sachs has joined a startup that wants to be the iOS of Wall Street

Venture capital Jun 21, 2017
Press Release: OpenFin Names Goldman Sachs Alum Paul Walker to Board of Directors

Venture capitalPhilanthropy May 2, 2017
3rd Annual Little Black Dress Night featured guest: DRW's Kimberly Trautmann

ChiTech: What led you into entrepreneurship? Kimberly Trautmann: I got my first taste of entrepreneurship when I started a jewelry business in high school. I made jewelry and sold it to stores. Now I help other entrepreneurs build their businesses as an investor. What led you to the position you’re in today? It’s not a straight line. I studied Art and Marketing in undergraduate, so I did not study anything related to tech in college.

Venture capitalCareersPhilanthropy May 1, 2017
3rd Annual Little Black Dress Night featured guest: DRW VC’s Kimberly Trautmann

Leading up to the 3rd Annual Little Black Dress Night, we’re giving you the special chance to get to know some of our featured guests. Kimberly Trautmann is director at DRW VC. ChiTech: What led you into entrepreneurship? Kimberly Trautmann: I got my first taste of entrepreneurship when I started a jewelry business in high school. I made jewelry and sold it to stores. Now I help other entrepreneurs build their businesses as an investor.

Venture capital Feb 16, 2017
Press Release: New round of funding for software pledging to help bankers work together

Venture capitalTechnology Feb 16, 2017
Press Release: OpenFin raises $15MM

Venture capital Nov 1, 2016
Press Release: Droit secures $16 million investment in RegTech transformation

Venture capital Nov 1, 2016
Press Release: Goldman and DRW take stake in derivatives start-up

Venture capital Nov 1, 2016
Press Release: Trading compliance firm Droit gets $16 million in funding

Venture capital Aug 8, 2016
Press Release: Trading tech accelerates toward speed of light

Venture capitalChicagoLeadership Jul 18, 2016
DRW VC’s Kimberly Trautmann named to Crain’s Chicago Business #Tech50

Venture capital Jan 25, 2016
In the News: Why Chicago's best traders are moving into venture capital

Read more at Crain’s

ChicagoTradingVenture capital Jan 23, 2016
Why Chicago’s best traders are moving into VC

Chicago’s traders long have injected money into the city’s economy, but now they’re becoming bona fide venture capitalists. The founders of some of the city’s most successful trading companies, including Getco, DRW Holdings and Jump Trading, have created separate entities for VC investing and recently began pouring tens of millions of dollars into startups. Read more at Crain’s Chicago Business

Venture capital Sep 29, 2015
Press Release: GreenKey Technologies adds Chicago trading firms DRW and Eagle Seven as equity owners

Don wilsonVenture capital Sep 28, 2015
In The News: DRW invests in Green Key Technologies and Don Wilson joins advisory board

“Green Key is building the next generation in trader voice capabilities,” said Donald R. Wilson, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of DRW. “Their voice software removes barriers for traders, lowers costs for brokers and increases compliance within the financial markets.” The patented Green Key cloud-based “software turret” completely replicates the functionality of legacy hardware turrets and lines, but at a fraction of the cost. Traders and brokers simply download the voice software onto their PCs, establish connections to counterparties and “push-to-talk” in real time with an unlimited number of users.

Venture capital Jul 23, 2015
Press Release: SpiderOak raises $3.5 million to store data with 'zero knowledge'