After founding QuantConnect in Chile Jared Broad started bouncing back and forth from US-Chile on a business visa while trying to build QuantConnect from a laptop. Late 2015 he migrated to the USA permanently and has setup a office for the company in Dumbo, Brooklyn. The team of 8 engineers are breaking opening the realm of quantitative finance – a highly secretive industry where hedge funds spend billions of dollars on cutting edge technology to trade in the markets.
QuantConnect is seeking to make these tools available to everyone. Their community of 32,000 engineers, scientists and programmers design algorithms to be traded in the Equities, FX, Futures and Options markets, and is attracting interest from the worlds biggest hedge funds. Recently they have launched a white label with OANDA, a leading FX brokerage, to give their 200,000 clients access to algorithmic trading.