8 Securities founded in May 2012

8 Securities is one of the APAC’s oldest private social networks, global trading and automated wealth management platform with possibly more than $800 million AUM. 1)The company has declined to state customer numbers or AUM but Chappuis Halder & Co. has made the estimate that the AUM could be as high as $800 million back in May 2015. Today AUM could be much higher than this.

8 Securities was founded in 2012 by Mathias Helleu and Mikaal Abdulla. 2)Kim, J. (2018). “How the CEO of stock trading app 8 Securities made the jump from corporate to startup“. Tech in Asia, 12.9.2018

The company has raised over $50 million in funding, and some of the most significant lead investors have been Nomura Asset Management, Route 66 Ventures, and Velocity Capital.

8 Securities launched its AI-powered financial advisor and wealth management app in late 2016, and in late March 2018, Nomura Asset Management announced that they will invest $25 million into 8 Securities’ two business entities to gain a foothold in the growing B2C robo business.

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