Options traders that reliant on data-driven trades are often forced to combine disparate sources that do not integrate directly with their trading platforms, creating bottlenecks and inefficiencies, especially when the markets are moving fast. These legacy systems also make it nearly impossible to trade algorithmically. OptionsLive is the fully electronic options trading platform that easily integrates into a traders’ existing workflows. The platform provides traders with real-time information and analytics so they can be certain they are never making trading decisions based on old or stale information. This comprehensive options trading solution is built on OpenFin, the financial markets’ operating system (OS), that’s already found in more than 1,200 desktop applications across 225,000 desktops in over 1,500 buy-side and sell-side firms. AlleyWatch caught up with David Hoffman shares more on how OptionsLive replaces legacy systems, the company’s future plans, and differentiators.
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One of the biggest challenges with multi-location franchises or businesses is ensuring that there is brand consistency throughout all the locations. Notch is the first software that systematically introduces processes to methodically plan and furnish multiple spaces. Notch’s Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment (FF&E) procurement software creates tools allowing users to template repetitive workflows, automate multi-vendor purchasing, centralize project data, and track inventory assets. AlleyWatch caught up with Founder Charlie Miner to learn more about Notch and the services it offers for its clients in the hospitality, flex office, restaurant, and retail industries.
The importance of agile supply chains has never before been more important as companies need to adjust quickly to respond to market volatility, economic uncertainty, and shifts in consumer behavior. Gooten is an e-commerce supply chain platform for the on-demand manufacturing of printed items that allows merchants to quickly route and fulfill orders from over 45 global manufacturers seamlessly. This is done through a simple API that allows e-commerce stores to turn images into print-ready files, verify addresses, list products, optimize shipping, and more. AlleyWatch caught up with CEO Brian Rainey to learn more about Gooten, the impact it’s making in expanding online commerce, and the company’s future plans.
After an early career in investment banking and a Harvard MBA, Andrew Forman cofounded Givz, a SaaS-based, social impact marketing platform that has worked with blue-chip clients ranging from sports leagues to major clothing retailers and beverage companies. Andrew shares more on the company’s impact during COVID and future plans.
“OffLimits is run by a team of creatives who don’t fit into any one market. We represent countercultures: punk rockers, K-Pop stans, skaters, kids, adults, artists, and anyone who loves cereal. We’re on a mission to build a community of like-minded people who question the status quo and challenge the way things are.” CEO and Founder Emily Elyse Miller discusses launching a counter-culture cereal brand that she contends addresses a culture rooted in racism, sexual repression, misogyny, and bad ingredients.
Over time, relationships fall into predictable patterns, with couples struggling to discover new experiences to build memories and bond over. Cobble is the latest app trying to solve this problem. Designed for people in committed relationships, Cobble allows couples to discover new local experiences and plan activities for date night. The interface provides a curated list of engaging, fun activities ranging from comedy shows to restaurant recommendations that couples can individually swipe on. When both people swipe right, the app then allows scheduling, booking reservations, and purchasing tickets, making it easy to get the date on the books. Jordan Scott to discuss the company’s launch, traction, and future plans.
Professional networking sites like LinkedIn help millions of people connect and build their professional network, but if you’re an actor or performer, LinkedIn probably isn’t the best destination if you want to get discovered for your next on-camera role. Casting Depot is the network for on-camera talent connecting casting directors and actors/performers. AlleyWatch caught up with Cofounder Lacey Kaelani to learn more about the company’s public launch and the company’s mission to bring much-needed change to the casting industry.
Americans spend over $80B on the lottery, but 40% of people can’t come up with $400 in case of an emergency. Adam Moelis and Yotta Savings are using behavioral psychology to address the savings crisis. The app is a savings app with a gamification component. For every $25 saved, users are entered into a weekly lottery for prizes that range from 10 cents to $10M. Adam shares more about the Prize-linked savings app, the company’s future plans, and the impact COVID has had on savings.
Software is changing the way venture capitalists manage the business ranging from solutions that address recruiting, platform, ops, fund accounting, pipeline management, follow-ons, and cap table management. TABS Score is the solution that addresses the process of due diligence. Lexie Anderson shares more about the “Diligence-as-a-Service” platform.
Within Health’s telemedicine platform enables patients to easily access preventive radiology screenings after a virtual consultation with a licensed physician. This service has been invaluable to patients and healthcare institutions during the pandemic. Cofounder Craig Calderone shares more about the platform and how Within Health is helping out during COVID-19 by reducing the load on hospitals.
Cadence is a cross-market brand that touches the lifestyle, beauty, wellness, fitness, and travel spheres. The mass-market potential comes from the fact that we aren’t asking consumers to change their existing habits: we’re providing a solution that fits into their daily lives. CEO and Cofounder Steph Hon shares how Cadence is taking plastic from beaches and turning into one of the most pragmatic purchases you’ll buy.