Aikido aims to democratize Wall Street and empower the everyday investor to manage their own portfolio systematically.
We want to bridge the gap between passive and active investing, providing the simplicity of passive investing with the potential outperformance of the active approach. Quantitative investing has traditionally been viewed as a cryptic domain, reserved only for sophisticated financial firms who have access to vast amounts of data and talent. Our goal is to change the status quo by democratising quantitative investing. We present long-term, outperforming quantitative strategies, enabling you to build a portfolio with just a few clicks.
Aikido Finance is a B2C SaaS Investment platform founded in 2020. The startup was built from the ground up by a small team of 4 computer scientists and quant investors. It is a subscription-based platform, giving anyone access to investment strategies that traditionally have been confined to sophisticated financial institutions. Aikido launched to a small group of beta-users in November 2020 and opened the platform to the public in August 2021. Their long-term goal is to become the largest quantitative investment platform in the world.
We are a group of four Irish software engineers and data scientists with a keen interest in quantitative and fundamental investing. We formulated the idea for Aikido in 2019 when we began building a back-tester. We coined the project ‘Doubting Thomas’, as we were skeptical of the abnormally high returns obtained by some simple systematic strategies. The premise of the project was to verify these results while giving us the ability to investigate the interaction of various blends of factors. We found the quantitative tools available to retail investors were limited. Additionally, a high level of prerequisite knowledge is the standard.
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