SR Labs Secures $53 Million Investment from Insight Venture Partners

In a deal that shows just how valued low latency solutions are for traders, high-end trading and market data firm

In a deal that shows just how valued low latency solutions are for traders, high-end trading and market data firm SR Labs announced that it has received a $53 million investment from Insight Venture Partners. The New York based firm stated that it will be using the new funds to fuel its expansion plans in the Asia Pacific and Europe regions. SR Labs trading solutions connect with the world’s leading exchanges as well as established FX trading venues such as Currenex, Bloomberg FX, Citi FX, FXall, ICAP, Hotspot, and Reuters. Clients of the company include leading bulge bracket banks and hedge funds.For Insight Partners, the stake in SR Labs marks the fourth financial services company in their portfolio and follows investments in Micex, acorn systems, and eVestment Alliance.

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SR Labs Secures $53 Million Investment from Insight Venture Partners
New York – SR Labs, a leading provider of high-performance electronic-trading solutions for the global financial services industry, today announced the completion of a $53 million investment from Insight Venture Partners.

SR Labs plans to use the capital to expand its sales and marketing operations, to accelerate its growth outside of North America, and to continue to fund product innovation. To further those goals, SR Labs has opened a new development center in Pune, India, to support its customers in Asia Pacific and Europe, where systematic trading is growing rapidly.

Srinivasan Ramiah, founder and CEO of SR Labs, said, “We are excited to have Insight as a partner. As electronic trading is expanding beyond North America, we intend to expand our operations globally. We will be leveraging Insight’s expertise in international markets to set up operations to better serve our customers in Europe, Asia and Latin America.”

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Founded in 2007, SR Labs has grown rapidly, with 100% year-on-year profitable growth since inception. SR Labs provides technology that enables the data-gathering and execution of electronic trading. Its low-latency market data feed handlers and high-speed exchange gateways work across multiple asset classes.

SR Labs’ clients include top investment banks, hedge funds, proprietary trading firms and providers of trading technology software. The company has an impressive list of customers, including industry leaders such as Credit Suisse and JP Morgan.
”We are excited about the high caliber of SR Labs’ products and the company’s dedication to serving its customers. Our investment will enable SR Labs to continue to deliver best-in-class technology and support,” said Deven Parekh, managing director at Insight Venture Partners. “We are especially encouraged that leading financial institutions increasingly are using cost-effective third-party technology, such as SR Labs, in their trading operations. We believe this will continue to be a strong source of growth in this market.”

As part of the transaction, Deven Parekh, managing director, and Martin Angert, principal, from Insight Venture Partners will join the board of directors.

About SR Labs
Street Response Laboratories (SR Labs) provides low-latency market data and exchange-connectivity solutions for the financial industry. SR Labs market data solution provides extensive feed coverage including all major North American, European and Asian Exchanges. Our flagship products, SMDS and SREX, are currently used by top-tier investment banks and hedge funds. To find out more, please visit
http://www.srtechlabs.com.

About Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is a leading venture capital and private equity firm investing in on-premise and SaaS-based software, eCommerce, internet and data-services companies. Founded in 1995, Insight has raised more than $5 billion and made more than 150 investments worldwide. Our mission is to find, fund and work successfully with visionary executives who are driving change in their industries. We provide founders with practical, hands-on growth expertise to foster long-term success. For more information, visit insightpartners.com.

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