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Les 15 personnalités des FinTech qui ont marqué l’année 2015 en France

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L’année 2015 aura indéniablement été une année faste pour la fintech française : création de l’association France Fintech, organisation par Finance Innovation de FinTech Community qui récompense les 100 meilleures FinTech françaises, lancement d’incubateurs comme Kamet (un incubateur AssurTech créé par Axa et doté de 100 millions d’euros), Truffle FinTech Incubator et pas plus tard que la semaine dernière Fintech Elevator, le premier accélérateur et le premier Pôle Innovation dédiés aux Fintechs lancé par BNP Paribas.

Dans ce contexte ultra-dynamique, difficile d’établir une liste des 15 personnalités de la Fintech ayant marqué l’année 2015. Afin de dresser un panorama le plus large possible, nous avons décidé de retenir des patrons de sociétés fintech, des banquiers, des institutionnels, des organisateurs d’événements. Bref, autant de personnalités à connaître si vous souhaitez faire carrière dans les fintechs, d’autant plus que les start-ups citées recrutent tout au long de l’année des profils variés (financiers, commerciaux, développeurs…).

« Think locally, act globally »

La renommée de la fintech française dépasse largement les frontières de l’Hexagone grâce nos compatriotes basés à l’étranger qui, s’ils n’apparaissent pas dans notre classement, contribuent à son rayonnement, à l’instar de Renaud Laplanche (CEO fondateur de Lending Club) et Stéphane Dubois(CEO fondateur de Xignite) dans la Silicon Valley, ou bien à la City de Londres grâce à Philippe Gélis(CEO & co-fondateur Kantox qui a levé 10 millions d’euros en 2015) et aux nombreux fondateurs de start-ups financières hébergés dans le fameux Level39, entre autres.

A côté des institutionnels, des organismes professionnels, des fintechs parvenant à lever des millions d’euros, nombreux sont celles et ceux qui, tout au long de l’année, animent l’écosystème des Fintechs en France, souvent sur la base du bénévolat et/ou avec de faibles moyens. Car l’industrie de la fintech ne saurait se résumer à de gros sous : c’est aussi un état d’esprit fait à la fois de décontraction, de passion des nouvelles technologies, d’envie de disruption, de rencontres informelles au travers de nombreux meetups (New FinanceFinTech Startups FranceFinTech entrepreneurs,…) pour échanger autour du crowdlending, de la blockchain, des robo-advisors, etc.

N’hésitez pas à rajouter dans notre rubrique commentaires en bas de l’article toutes les personnes qui, dans votre entourage professionnel, mériteraient selon vous de figurer sur notre liste, et – qui sait – peut-être qu’après un Top 10 l’an dernier et un Top 15 cette année, nous pourrons alors vous concocter l’an prcohain un Top100 des personnalités de la Fintech française. En attendant, voici donc la liste des 15 personnalités que nous avons retenues pour 2015, classées par ordre alphabétique…

Read the full article at efinancialcareers.com

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Xignite, Inc., a provider of market data distribution and management solutions for financial services and technology companies, today revealed the results of its collaboration with StockCharts, a leading technical analysis and financial charting platform for online retail investors. The collaboration involved a move from an on-premise market data provider to Xignite’s cloud-native technology hosted in Amazon Web Services (AWS). Download the case study containing the full results.

StockCharts requires vast quantities of financial data to power its visualization, charting and tracking tools, which investors use to analyze the markets to help with investment decisions. The company was frustrated by the limits of its on-premise market data center, which was forcing the team to make architectural decisions based on what its data center could handle in terms of speed and storage, not on their technology. Its previous market data provider was just starting to build out some cloud offerings, but they were far away from what the business required. StockCharts decided to migrate its infrastructure to the AWS cloud and partner with Xignite to gain access to endlessly scalable market and financial data delivered through innovative cloud APIs.

The collaboration made an immediate impact as StockCharts was able to expand its offerings and customer base by pursuing growth strategies enabled by Xignite’s cloud-based approach, which provides easy access to data and eliminates architectural limits on storage and speed.

The pandemic provided further validation. Seattle-based StockCharts was in one of the first areas hit by COVID-19 and was forced to quickly shut down its office. Pandemic-driven market volatility followed and StockCharts customers wanted to visualize what was happening. The company’s ability to scale quickly and accommodate a high volume of new requests would not have been possible without Xignite.

“The move to the AWS cloud and Xignite has unlocked tremendous new potential for us in a lot of architectural ways, and has given us a lot of data options that we could not even consider before,” said Grayson Roze, Vice President of Operations at StockCharts. “It relieved us of the burden of figuring out how to source things. Instead, we know exactly where we need to go to get the data and can access it instantly. That is a huge, huge benefit for our business.”

“We are proud to have played a role in transforming how StockCharts approaches data,” said Stephane Dubois, CEO and Founder of Xignite. “The events of this year unleashed a massive spike in retail trading and a host of other unexpected forces that reinforced the need for financial services firms to leverage the cloud. Despite the disruption of this year, StockCharts was positioned for success, and we look forward to continuing to deliver our financial and market data solutions to the industry at large.”

Xignite

Xignite has been disrupting the financial and market data industry from its Silicon Valley headquarters since 2006 when it introduced the first commercial REST API. Since then, Xignite has been continually refining its technology to help fintech and financial institutions get the most value from their data. Today, more than 700 clients access over 500 cloud-native APIs and leverage a suite of specialized microservices-delivered modules to build efficient and cost-effective enterprise data management solutions. Visit http://www.xignite.com or follow on Twitter @xignite

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Xignite, Inc., a provider of cloud-based market data distribution and management solutions for financial services and technology companies, today announced that its Market Data Management-as-a-Service solution has been named “Best New Technology Introduced over the last 12 months – Infrastructure” at the 2020 WatersTechnology American Financial Technology Awards (AFTAs). Selected by the editors of WatersTechnology, the AFTAs recognize excellence in the deployment and management of financial technology within the asset management and investment banking communities.

Xignite’s Market Data Management-as-a-Service (MDMaaS) solution enables buy- and sell-side firms to centralize the management of vendor data feeds into their own cloud environment. The solution is built around the cloud microservice-based architecture and technology stack Xignite has been refining and scaling for more than 10 years. Xignite’s technology platform has been the backbone of the company’s Data-as-a-Service business, daily supporting 12 billion API requests of financial data for their 700 fintech and financial services clients. Now Xignite is leveraging this battle-tested cloud-native data management architecture to offer buy- and sell-side firms a market data vendor agnostic offering, with connectors available for firms to load data they license from Bloomberg, Refinitiv, ICE and numerous other providers.

The MDMaaS solution includes a suite of loosely-coupled modules that enable market data user firms to control their data usage, automate entitlements, optimize their data spend and minimize liabilities by simplifying data governance and ensuring regulatory compliance.

The functionality is delivered via microservices, an architectural approach in which core functionality is handled by loosely coupled, independently deployable modules that can work together or separately. Microservices architecture stands in stark contrast with monolithic platforms that require expensive on-premise technology – that is especially hard to maintain in the context of a pandemic.

The MDMaaS microservice-delivered modules introduced in 2020 include:

Xignite Entitlements and Usage - Manage the entitlement of vendor data to users and applications to ensure compliance and eliminate excess spend.

Xignite Optimization - Streamline data consumption to avoid duplicated vendor requests, leverage cached bulk data and get recommendations to reduce data costs.

Xignite Data Lake - Centralize, catalog and connect data shapes to enable frictionless integration by consumers via unified cloud APIs.

Xignite Reference - Aggregate, normalize, store and index vendor reference data to centralize enterprise-wide access.

Xignite Historical - Provide centralized access to normalized, stitched and adjusted historical data via cloud APIs.

Xignite Real-Time - Distribute real-time vendor data via cloud APIs, eliminating on-premise infrastructure.

Xignite Fundamentals - Make simple and complex time-series data structures available via cloud APIs.

“Xignite has pioneered market data in the cloud for more than 10 years now, so we are very excited to announce – and be recognized for – our Market Data Management-as-a-Service solution,” said Stephane Dubois, CEO, and founder of Xignite. “The pandemic has reinforced the need for financial services firms to migrate to the cloud as a means of navigating disruption and enabling scalability, among other benefits. We are proud to spearhead that effort and help the industry modernize its approach to financial and market data.”

About Xignite

Xignite has been disrupting the financial and market data industry from its Silicon Valley headquarters since 2006 when it introduced the first commercial REST API. Since then, Xignite has been continually refining its technology to help fintech and financial institutions get the most value from their data via its Data-as-a-Service and Market Data Management-as-a-Service solutions. Today, more than 700 clients access over 500 cloud-native APIs and leverage a suite of specialized microservices to build efficient and cost-effective enterprise data management solutions. Visit http://www.xignite.com or follow on Twitter @xignite

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