1. You use our platform to create investment algorithms.
2. We evaluate your algorithms, and selected authors receive an offer to license their algorithm.
3. When a selected algorithm generates positive returns, the author gets a cut.
Our job is to raise the capital, handle all day-to-day trading operations, provide useful data sets, and build the best platform in the world for creating investment strategies.
If your algorithm receives an allocation, we will pay you a share of the returns that your algorithm earns on our capital. Our target is to pay you 10% of the net profit on your algorithm's allocation.
We are preparing to start trading investor capital later this quarter (Q1 2017). We plan to start with relatively small allocations and increase them over time. By the end of 2017, we hope to be making allocations that average $5-10 million per algorithm, with a presumed minimum of $1 million and we hope as high as $50 million.
We are building a portfolio of uncorrelated investments. Financial theory, backed by evidence in practice, shows the benefits of aggregating a large number of uncorrelated returns streams. The key is that the algorithms should be uncorrelated.
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