Guidepost helps fintech, retail analytics business ActiveViam to first outside investment

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Financial services and retail-focused data analytics business ActiveViam has picked up the first outside capital in its 15-year history through a minority investment from Guidepost Growth Equity.

The company’s platform looks to aggregate vast amounts of disparate data and drive real-time operational analytics and data visualisation for customers.

ActiveViam serves global banks, asset managers, hedge funds, exchanges, and other financial services providers, looking to help them deploy capital, manage risk, improve trading performance and ensure compliance.

Its software is used by financial institutions including HSBC, ING, Nomura, Société Générale, Freddie Mac and the CME.

The company also provides retailers with the ability to dynamically price goods and optimize inventory across an omni-channel ecosystem, with customers including Monoprix, Feu Vert, Leroy Merlin and Intermarché.

Guidepost managing partner Russ Pyle said, “We are delighted to partner with ActiveViam and its outstanding leadership team for their next phase of rapid growth.

“The company maintains a compelling market vision, has built out an industry-leading platform with an innovative product roadmap, and maintains exceptional customer retention metrics.

“We look forward to working together with ActiveViam to accelerate growth in existing and new markets and further solidify its leadership position within the broader in-memory data analytics market.”

Gene Nogi of Guidepost added, “We see ActiveViam as a transformational platform with powerful and distinct capabilities and use cases where legacy solutions have proven inadequate, becoming continuously more strained in a demanding data environment.”

Guidepost, which has more than $1bn under management, focuses on tech investments in large, dynamic markets, including software and tech-enabled services, communications and infrastructure, and data and information services.

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