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Alpha Vantage

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We build accessible and easy to use APIs for financial market data.

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.

Jobs at Alpha Vantage

Remote
3+ years
Boston, MA / Remote
Any (new grads ok)
Alpha Vantage
Founded:2017
Team Size:8
Location:Boston

Active Founders

Olivier Porte

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.

Olivier Porte
Olivier Porte
Alpha Vantage

Steve Zheng

Steve Zheng
Steve Zheng
Alpha Vantage

YC Sign Photo

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Selected answers from Alpha Vantage's original YC application for the S18 Batch

Describe what your company does in 50 characters or less.

Cloud-based financial data platform

What is your company going to make? Please describe your product and what it does or will do.

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.

How long have each of you been working on this? How much of that has been full-time? Please explain.

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.

How long have the founders known one another and how did you meet? Have any of the founders not met in person?

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.

How far along are you?

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.