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Editor’s note: Cloud-based services are all the rage among fintech firms these days, but the team at New York-based Infohedge pioneered the concept of a private cloud service designed exclusively for investment management firms. The company’s single-custody platform does not outsource any product features – all systems are owned, designed, and operated by InfoHedge – and brings state-of-the-art security, reliability, scalability and white-glove service to hundreds of hedge funds, investment managers, B/D’s and family offices.
Company name: InfoHedge Technologies, LLC
Locations: New York, Connecticut, Boston, Dallas, Chicago, London, San Francisco
Fintech Sector(s): Hedge Funds / Family Offices / Broker Dealers / Asset Managers
Elevator Pitch: We host and support core technology via our single custody private cloud. Think of our platform as an IT backbone of a large bank, but instead of servicing one large client, we slice that infrastructure into smaller pieces and host smaller firms giving cleints best of breed systems at a fraction of the cost.
Year Formed: 2005
No. of Employees: 134
Stage: Privately Held / Profitable
Notable investors: N/A
Tell us a bit about your company and what it does?
We host and support our clients’ technology, end-to-end. Our Private Cloud delivers enterprise grade service from multiple SSAE 16 SOC 2 data centers. Embedded Cyber Security, Disaster Recovery, and Compliance features coupled with our standard Due Diligence documentation will enable you to go through due diligence with ease, as well as serve as a comprehensive tool during a potential regulatory or registration process with SEC, FINRA, SIPC, MSRB, NFA and other agencies.
The platform provides optimal TCO as a flat fee subscription, giving you consistent, recurring charges without surprises. We deliver 99.9999% uptime, and 24x7x365 access to white-glove end user support.
How is your company different than others in the same space?
InfoHedge does not outsource any features of our product – all systems are owned, designed and operated by InfoHedge.
What is your revenue model?
Recurring subscriptions only.
Who is your target market?
We specialize on the investment management industry
How big is the opportunity?
InfoHedge has been around for 11 years, and pioneered the private cloud IT model when everyone else was selling in-house technology builds. These days we are more focused on quality than volume so chasing opportunity takes a back seat.
Why are you and your team capable of succeeding?
InfoHedge is entirely owner-operated. We have no outside investors, and we think having a lot of skin in the game is a key factor. Our partners work together for 20 years now, and our senior management team is comprised of investment industry professionals – executives with hedge fund, prime brokerage, and family office backgrounds. Everyone at our company clearly understands not only the end-use requirements of our clients, but also how high the service level need to be to be successful.
What is your company’s next target/milestone?
We have only two target: Have the best product made of the best ingredients, and provide our clients with the best service experience.
Can you tell us one unusual fact about InfoHedge?
We host 35 family offices that are in the Forbes 100 list. We’re very proud of this accomplishment, and believe earning that kind of trust from top family offices speaks volumes about our approach and our products.