As a result of the partnership with the financial and economic date platform Quandl, FinTech Sandbox residents have access up to six months for development, testing, and customer demonstrations purposes.
“We are excited to provide FinTech startups with reliable and easy access to quality financial data such as Zacks Investment Research,” commented Quandl CEO Tammer Kamel. “The accurate earnings and fundamentals data Zacks provides will serve as an excellent resource for early stage FinTech entrepreneurs.”
Launched in March 2015, FinTech Sandbox has sought steady growth, admitting European risk management startup Prophis Technology to its program in April. The nonprofit promotes entrepreneurship and innovation globally in the financial technology sector, facilitating free access to financial data and infrastructure to up-and-coming FinTech startups in London, Boston, New York, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
FinTech Sandbox residents can look forward to access to Quandl’s more than 20 million financial and economic datasets, including premium data from Zacks Investment Research, a leading data publisher of North American earnings estimates. Sandbox residents may now begin working with Zacks’ consensus earnings-per-share (EPS) estimates, broker ratings and fundamentals. Some of Quandl’s other featured databases cover financial market data including stocks, currencies and commodities; economic and demographic data; as well as energy and shipping data. The Quandl platform is free to use and provides data via API, via libraries for R, Python, Ruby, Excel, Matlab and other tools, and via instant download.
“Through this data partnership with Quandl, residents now gain access to the same consensus estimate and broker ratings data used by almost all major financial data and media companies, in an easy-to-use delivery format tailor-made for integration with 21st century financial applications,” added Bryant Sheeny, business development director, at Zacks Investment Research. “We’re eager to see what exciting FinTech innovations Sandbox residents bring to market using our data.”