Smartkarma connects independent investment research analysts to institutional asset managers, such as sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds, pension funds, boutiques and family offices. Smartkarma’s cloud-based platform leverages the latest in technology to provide a network for independent research analysts to curate and share research in an innovative and new way.
Since inception in late 2014, Smartkarma’s presence has quickly grown from its Singapore Global Headquarters to Hong Kong, Frankfurt and its newly opened European Headquarters in London.
- Over 400 independent analysts covering more than 2,400 companies across 15 Asian markets, now contribute to Smartkarma’s cloud-based platform.
- Insights are published daily with active minute by minute discussions, where themes and ideas are debated, discussed and questioned among a community of experts, in real time.
- Over 150 leading institutional asset managers have subscribed, including sovereign wealth funds, global asset managers, hedge funds, boutiques and family offices, worldwide.
- The top 10 clients alone have over $13.5 trillion under management.
Smartkarma’s total equity investment to date stands at USD 21 million. Leading the most recent Series B round was Sequoia Capital, one of the world’s most successful technology venture capital firms, who has backed firms such as Apple, Dropbox, LinkedIn, Google & Airbnb. Joining in the Series B round were existing investors, including Wavemaker Partners, Jungle Ventures and Spring Seed.