FinTech Sandbox has partnered with Quandl, a web-based platform for financial and economic data. Quandl will offer startups participating in the Sandbox program access to both free and premium data from hundreds of publishers, via its simple and flexible platform.
FinTech Sandbox residents may use this data up to six months for development, testing, and customer demonstrations purposes.
Quandl is providing FinTech Sandbox residents with access to more than 20 million financial and economic datasets, including premium data from Zacks Investment Research, a leading data publisher of North American earnings estimates. Sandbox residents may now begin working with Zacks’ extensive array of consensus earnings-per-share (EPS) estimates, broker ratings and fundamentals. Some of Quandl’s other featured databases cover financial market data including stocks, currencies and commodities; economic and demographic data; as well as energy and shipping data. The Quandl platform is free to use and provides data via API, via libraries for R, Python, Ruby, Excel, Matlab and other tools, and via instant download.
FinTech Sandbox is a nonprofit whose mission is to promote entrepreneurship and innovation globally in the financial technology sector. The Sandbox facilitates free access to financial data and infrastructure to up-and-coming FinTech startups in London, Boston, New York, and the San Francisco Bay Area. The six-month program includes:
• A robust set of data feeds and APIs from a wide array of data partners
• Cloud hosting from industry-leading infrastructure partners
• Membership in a vibrant, global FinTech community
“We are excited to provide FinTech startups with reliable and easy access to quality financial data such as Zacks Investment Research,” says Quandl CEO and hedge fund veteran Tammer Kamel (pictured). “The accurate earnings and fundamentals data Zacks provides will serve as an excellent resource for early stage FinTech entrepreneurs.”
“Through this data partnership with Quandl, residents now gain access to the same consensus estimate and broker ratings data used by almost all major financial data and media companies, in an easy-to-use delivery format tailor-made for integration with 21st century financial applications,” adds Bryant Sheehy, business development director, at Zacks Investment Research. “We’re eager to see what exciting FinTech innovations Sandbox residents bring to market using our data.”