Dublin-based fintech start-up Aikido Finance has closed a €900,000 ($1.06m) seed funding round. US VC firm GoAhead Ventures led the round and was joined by Enterprise Ireland. The Irish Times reports that angel investors Paschal Naylor and Howard Roberts also participated.
The company wants to ‘democratize Wall Street’ by giving quantitative tools to retail investors on its SaaS platform.
Company: Aikido Finance/ Life Unlocked Ltd.
Round: Seed Round
Funding Month: August 2021
Lead Investors: GoAhead Ventures
Additional Investors: Enterprise Ireland, Paschal Naylor, and Howard Roberts
Company Website: https://www.aikido.finance
Software Category: Investment platform
About the Company: Aikido Finance puts the power of data behind investing by providing a catalog of quantitative investment strategies. Automate portfolio creation, allowing users to build a high-performance portfolio in minutes. Integrate your broker to live trade a strategy. Create and back test your custom strategy. Its mission is to bring quantitatively investing to everyone. Their platform began a closed beta in November 2020, but has now opened to the public.