Alpha Vantage Inc. is a leading provider of free APIs for financial market data including equities/ETFs, forex, and digital/crypto currencies. Our success is driven by rigorous research, cutting edge technology, and a singular focus on democratizing access to data.
I was born in London, UK and raised in Tokyo, Japan and the Bay Area. I co-founded Alpha Vantage in 2017, an API/dev tools company that was fortunate to be in the Summer 2018 batch. Today I continue to run Alpha Vantage day-to-day while also doing angel investing in startups on the side.
Cloud-based financial data platform
Alpha Vantage provides APIs for historical and real-time financial data, stock quotes, quantitative/technical indicators, and all data required for developing and testing trading strategies.
We have been working on this full-time since March 2017 while also managing our commitments as full-time students. We are very happy with our progress to date, but we both graduate in just 6 weeks and look forward to 80-100 hour weeks of complete dedication to building the product and team.
Steve and I have known each other since September 2016. We met as classmates at Harvard Business School and were in the same section together during the first year of that school's MBA program.
We are live and processing 200 million daily API requests. Our user base has been doubling every two months since our March 2017 launch. In May 2017, we established a strong online search presence when our website achieved the number one organic search result for the query "stock api" in Google. Given the growth, we are not worried about monetizing, but we had a few users voluntarily ask for custom paid plans to overcome data throttling.