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QuantConnect and the Financial Challenges of Democratizing Finance

Wed Nov 09 2022 by Brian Stanley

QuantConnect, a quantitative backtesting and trading platform serving mostly retail traders, recently announced a crowdfunding campaign seeking to raise money from its community of users. The company's associated regulatory disclosures (required by the SEC for equity crowdfunding offerings) reveal that the fundraising is a matter of survival. In this article, I explore what QuantConnect's financial statements reveal about the retail quant trading market.

3 Takeaways from Quantopian Shutting Down

Thu Nov 05 2020 by Brian Stanley

Quantopian announced that it is shutting down its community platform. This doesn’t entirely come as a surprise.