Our Story

Arkera’s CEOs are uniquely positioned to address the relevancy issue faced by market professionals today.

Arkera’s CEOs first met in 1997 when Vinit was working in rates sales at Morgan Stanley and Nav was trading Asian and European markets for DE Shaw. Over the course of the next decade the CEOs led businesses for Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs & Citadel developing an intimate understanding of the information challenges faced by hedge funds, asset managers, SWFs, central banks, financial sponsors and corporates, as well as the value in being the first to source the most relevant intelligence.

They came together as a team in 2010, when they were tasked to turn around Bank of America Merill Lynch’s FX and Rates Sales businesses in Europe and Asia post-financial crisis.

Post financial crisis information asymmetries, information overload and the noise level was escalating and they had to tackle this problem head-on, they felt super passionate about it. Before they launched into architecting a product they looked everywhere for a solution that would fit into the workflows of people experiencing this problem, they couldn’t find any that existed. The opportunity was too compelling for them and Arkera was founded in 2015.

  • 2012

    Over two decades suffering the relevancy issue firsthand whilst working in Financial Services

    Over two decades suffering the relevancy issue firsthand whilst working in Financial Services

    January 1, 2012
  • 2015

    Started Arkera

    Started Arkera

    January 1, 2015
  • 2017

    Developed 
the platform

    Developed 
the platform

    January 1, 2017
  • 2018

    (Q1) Raised £4MM Pre-Series A. Built the Arkera Modular Mining Platform. Experimented with multiple audiences.

    (Q1) Raised £4MM Pre-Series A. Built the Arkera Modular Mining Platform. Experimented with multiple audiences.

    January 1, 2018
  • 2018

    (Q4) The Arkera platform launched the EM beta product a top 3 Investment bank and top 3 EM hedge fund.

    (Q4) The Arkera platform launched the EM beta product a top 3 Investment bank and top 3 EM hedge fund.

    October 1, 2018
  • 2019

    (Q1) Launch. 14 big-name clients signed up for EM product. Top 3 data company signed long term contract for 
ETF & Regulations product.

    (Q1) Launch. 14 big-name clients signed up for EM product. Top 3 data company signed long term contract for 
ETF & Regulations product.

    January 1, 2019

The Founding Team

Together for over 3 years, leading a team of 32.

Vinit Sahni - Co-Founder

Vinit Sahni

Co-CEO

Head of Rates and FX Sales Europe & Asia – Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Global Head of Rates Sales – Deutsche Bank.

Head of Fixed Income Sales – Goldman Sachs Asia ex Japan.

Portfolio Manager – Soros Fund Management.

MBA from Columbia University.

Nav Gupta - Co-Founder

Nav Gupta

Co-CEO

Global Head of Foreign Exchange – Citadel Investment Group.

European Rates Portfolio Manager – DE Shaw.

MA (Computer Science and Management Studies) from Cambridge University.

Krishan Patel - CTO/Founder

Krishan Patel

CTO / Founder

Started his first software company at the age of 22.

Proud creator and owner of ten live apps on the world’s most popular app stores.

Worked at Google and McLaren F1 post graduation.

MEng in Computing from Imperial College London.

Laszlo Sragner - Head of Data Science / Founder

Laszlo Sragner

Head of Data Science / Founder

Optimised player engagement at King and contributed to the creation of some of the world’s highest grossing mobile gaming apps, including Candy Crush Saga.

Holds an MSc in Computer Science and studied for a PhD in Non-Linear Modelling at the Technical University of Budapest.

Our Investors include:

  • Alan Howard – Co-Founder Brevan Howard
  • Henry Ritchotte – Former COO and Member of the Management Board and Group Executive Committee Deutsche Bank
  • Paul Walker – Former Co-Head of Technology Goldman Sachs
  • Mohsen Fahmi – Managing Director PIMCO, Member of the Investment Committee, Former Chief Operating Officer Moore Capital
  • Zar Amrolia – Co-CEO XTX Markets