18 July 2022
Flow Traders announces the creation of Flow Traders Capital, a dedicated corporate venture capital unit, with an initial commitment of €50 million to actively invest in the development of financial markets infrastructure and the digital asset space.
The primary focus of Flow Traders Capital is to invest in innovative ventures that accelerate growth, create greater transparency in financial markets and enable financial ecosystem scalability. Flow Traders Capital will make direct investments, across all geographies, with an emphasis on three key themes: platform, data, and connectivity.
To support portfolio investments, Flow Traders Capital 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. Portfolio investments will also be able to access Flow Traders’ network of partners and resources, as well as leveraging the expertise within the existing Flow Traders Capital portfolio community.
In addition to the potential to generate investment returns, by deploying this unique capability set, Flow Traders will expand its involvement in emerging technologies, identify market trends and explore new business opportunities that create long-term strategic value.
Flow Traders’ current investment portfolio already includes leading digital asset ventures such as Elwood, Tonic, bloXroute, Ondo, AllianceDAO and D2X. Additionally, the ongoing strategic investments in MEMX, RFQ-Hub, LedgerEdge, ShapeQ and the Pyth Network will also be managed as part of the Flow Traders Capital portfolio moving forward.
Dennis Dijkstra, CEO Flow Traders commented:
“Creating Flow Traders Capital is a natural and logical next step for Flow Traders given our core capabilities as well as our leading position within the global financial markets. By investing both Flow Traders’ financial capital and intellectual capabilities, it provides us with a unique platform to gain valuable exposure to emerging ecosystems, innovative technologies and to create synergies with our existing business. We have already seen a positive financial return on one of our initial investments in ErisX, which is a further proof point of the value Flow Traders brings to ventures that are shaping future financial markets.”