ITA Spotlight: Barchart
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Posted by: Gary Hotze
We Integrate. We Aggregate. We Distribute. We are a leading provider of data and technology solutions to the financial, media and commodity industries.
In 25 words or less, what is barchart all about?
Barchart is a leading provider of content and data services to the global financial, media, and commodity industries.
What problem do you solve and how do you address it better than the competition?
Barchart combines market data expertise and in-depth technological experience to develop innovative products that keep our clients ahead of the fintech curve. Clients can leverage Barchart’s powerful infrastructure to access financial data and information from multiple sources, and benefit from our ability to store, transmit and distribute data exactly how our customers need it.
We offer easy to use cloud-based data feeds, web and digital solutions, data management, and high-powered market data platforms for institutional users across the financial and commodity ecosystems.
Barchart.com, our free financial portal, is a leading provider of intraday stocks and commodities data, with real-time or delayed charts, trader tools, powerful indicators and technical analysis.
How did you get started?
Barchart has been an industry-leader since 1995 when we launched Barchart.com as one of the first websites for commodities and futures market data. Since then, we have evolved into a global financial technology leader specializing in data services.
How has your company culture evolved as Barchart has grown?
Since the beginning, Barchart has had a collaborative and flexible culture. As we’ve grown, we’ve been able to maintain this culture through an emphasis on teamwork and employee engagement.
What are your primary goals for Barchart?
Barchart’s primary goals are to continue to provide our clients with high quality, reliable data and to continue developing innovative solutions and products across our divisions.
Where do you see Barchart in two years? Five? Ten?
In the years to come, we see Barchart as a driving force in Chicago’s FinTech ecosystem providing high-quality solutions to the FinTech community. Our annual event, FinTech Exchange, is designed to highlight the latest innovations within financial markets and aims to connect leaders within our industry. Barchart will continue to expand this event to match our increasingly global footprint.
What’s the No. 1 thing on your to-do list?
Preparing for FinTech Exchange on April 25 and 26 at VenueSIX10 in Chicago. This year, we expanded the event to a 2-day program, which includes our half day Start-Up Exchange competition event the day before the primary Fintech Exchange Event. ITA members receive 50% off their ticket purchase on our Eventbrite page with promo code “ITA”.
What are the most significant challenges you face as you scale your business?
We've grown significantly as a leading provider of market data and remain committed to data quality, reliability and innovation. As our business grows, we can offer more products and services. Our challenge is balancing competing priorities with available resources - and ensuring we continue to deliver for our clients.
This one is all you. Anything else you want to tell us?
We still have sponsorship opportunities and tickets available for our FinTech Exchange event. Since its inception in 2015, this one-of-a-kind event brings together over 400 attendees and world-class presenters. ITA Members can use discount code "ITA" to receive 50% off of FinTech Exchange tickets.
Join and connect with your colleagues on April 25 and 26, 2018. You can learn more at https://www.fintechchicago.com.