Quandl nets $12 mln in Nexus Venture-led Series B round

Canadian alternative data platform Quandl has secured US$12 million in Series B financing, bringing its total funding to more than $20 million. India’s Nexus Venture Partners led the Series B round and was joined by U.S. venture capital firm August Capital, which led Quandl’s Series A financing in late 2014. With the deal, Naren Gupta of Nexus Venture has joined the company’s board. Founded in 2012 by CEO Tammer Kamel and CDO Abraham Thomas, Toronto-based Quandl provides financial, economic and alternative data-sets to investment professionals. It plans to use the funds raised to expand its data coverage.

Photo: Tammer Kamel, founder and CEO of Quandl.


Alternative Data Platform Quandl Raises $12 Million in Series B Funding

Round Led by Nexus Venture Partners Brings Total Funding to Over $20 Million

September 12, 2016

TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Quandl, one of the world’s fastest-growing platforms for financial, economic and alternative data, today announced the completion of a $12 million Series B financing round led by Nexus Venture Partners. August Capital, who led Quandl’s Series A financing, also participated in the round.

In conjunction with the funding round, Naren Gupta, Founder of Nexus Venture Partners, has joined Quandl’s Board of Directors. Quandl’s funding now totals $20 million.

Quandl will use the funding to expand its coverage of “alternative” data – data that offers predictive insights for capital markets, but has not been previously used in the finance industry.

“Alternative data is about to explode. We believe that it will be the primary driver of active investment performance over the next decade,” said Quandl Founder and CEO Tammer Kamel. “This investment furthers our mission of productizing the alternative data that matters – whether it’s consumer behavior, business intelligence or industrial metrics. Our team of quantitative analysts, data scientists and data engineers is uniquely equipped to identify, analyze and extract alpha from raw data.”

Quandl has users at 7 of the 10 largest hedge funds, 14 of the 15 largest banks and 8 of the 10 largest consulting firms in the United States.

“Quandl has done an outstanding job building a comprehensive data platform over the last four years and has cemented its reputation for understanding and delivering what modern investment professionals need in formats they can use,” said Naren Gupta. “In this era of data ubiquity, Quandl’s focus on alternative data positions the company well for continued momentum and rapid growth.”

About Quandl

Quandl is the premier source of open, commercial and alternative data for investment professionals. Founded in 2012 by Tammer Kamel and Abraham Thomas, Quandl offers unique, alpha-generating alternative datasets alongside core financial and economic data. Its platform is used by over 100,000 people, including analysts from the world’s top hedge funds, asset managers and investment banks. Headquartered in Toronto, Quandl is backed by Nexus Venture Partners and August Capital. Learn more at www.quandl.com, visit us at the Quandl blog and follow us on Twitter @quandl.

About Nexus Venture Partners

Nexus Venture Partners (www.nexusvp.com) is a leading India US venture capital fund, with offices in India and Silicon Valley. Nexus’ team consists of entrepreneurs who have founded and scaled large global companies. The team has invested in a variety of companies leading to numerous successful public offerings and M&A transactions. It has over $1bn under management with an active portfolio of over 60 companies across Technology, Internet, Consumer, and Business Services sectors. The Nexus team plays an active role in helping entrepreneurs and management teams build market leading businesses.

About August Capital

August Capital was founded in 1995 by Dave Marquardt and John Johnston. Seasoned veterans of the venture capital industry, Marquardt and Johnston formed August Capital to invest in companies differentiated by technical innovation and entrepreneurial excellence. Today, August Capital manages $1.3 billion and has invested in more than 75 companies across the technology spectrum. The companies that August Capital’s partners have backed, including Microsoft, Sun, Symantec, Seagate, Splunk and Zulily, represent an aggregate market capitalization of well over $250 billion, generate in excess of $75 billion in annual revenue and employ a quarter of a million people around the world.

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