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A $20.5 million Series C investment led by Tokyo’s QUICK Corporation has boosted Xignite’s total funding to more than $37 million, and signaled the company’s intention to expand into the Asian market.
Pointing to the “hyper-growth” in Asia and calling the region, “the world’s largest fintech frontier,” QUICK president and CEO Noboru Yoshioka said the partnership between his company and Xignite will yield a “unique opportunity to capture growth in this market.” Xignite CEO and founder Stephane Dubois, whose company is demonstrating its latest technologies at FinovateEurope this week, referred to both the flexibility and the openness of his company’s solution as key to providing financial services customers with the data they need.
“Financial institutions can no longer afford to operate rigid and proprietary data infrastructures,” Dubois said in a statement. “These legacy institutions must innovate and simultaneously cut costs if they want to survive and thrive in this new paradigm.”
Also participating in the funding round were Altos Ventures, Startup Capital Ventures, and StarVest Partners.
The investment will enable Xignite to increase its sales, marketing, and production capacities in order to keep up with the company’s growth. As part of the deal, QUICK managing director, Atsuyuki Nakajima will join Xignite’s board of directors. QUICK Corporation is a part of the Nikkei Group, and is the largest financial information provider in Japan.
Founded in 2006 and headquartered in San Mateo, California, Xignite demonstrated its Cloud Streaming technology at FinovateFall 2015. The company’s solution is scalable, based on open standards, and has “zero footprint” for clients. Helping power some of fintech’s most innovative companies like Betterment and Currency Cloud, Xignite has more than 1,000 customers in fields ranging from investing and trading to wealth management. Xignite grew its bookings by more than 50% in 2015, serving more than 455 billion API calls.
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