How to make money with OwlinOn July 30, ASML jumped 11% in half a trading day. Dutch investment blogs were initially puzzled. Owlin readers knew, though: Owlin carried the market-moving news from an American trade letter 1h26m before Dutch news sources picked it up (at which point the stock had already climbed 7,5%). In two other instances in the same week of July 2014, Owlin did not give traders an actual time advantage during trading hours but something almost as valuable: time to reflect and analyse the news.
KPMG Technology Trends Index powered by Owlin know-howKPMG and Owlin today introduced the jointly developed KPMG Technology Trends Index. This index is not a snapshot but provides a continuous, real-time view of technology trends in eight large industry sectors. The index is made possible by Owlin’s proprietary algorithm that weighs articles for timeliness, importance and relevance. The KPMG Technology Trends Index is the first index in the world to provide a dynamic, live view of technology trends in eight large industry sectors. It shows th...
Bob Koster joins Owlin as director of salesUTRECHT – Owlin has appointed Bob Koster as sales director. Koster (34) worked in various positions for Fortis and ABN AMRO in Amsterdam and London and has extensive experience in the commodities markets. He will market Owlin’s unique search and alert services alongside Co-Founder Sjoerd Leemhuis. “Last year, we strengthened the development team. We made great strides in improving our product, and we have found acceptance in the market. Strengthening the sales team is the logical ne...
Owlin eindigt in de top van de Accenture Innovation Awards 2013Afgelopen vrijdag is Owlin in de top drie geëindigd op de Accenture Innovation Awards in Amsterdam! Het jonge bedrijf van Nederlandse bodem heeft een razendsnelle nieuwsmonitor ontwikkeld voor de financiële sector die al op verschillende plekken door heel Europa wordt gebruikt. De pitch viel erg op bij de juryleden van Financial Services omdat Owlin laat zien dat een kleine startup al kan concurreren tegen grote reuzen.
About the Company:
Founded in 2012 and based in Amsterdam, Owlin extracts actionable intelligence from social media and newswires around the web. In 2012 Owlin was selected out of 354 startups globally to be part of Rockstart's Accelerator program.
About the Team:
Richard Kraaijenhagen - Co-founder & Data Miner
Richard started his career at TwitterCounter and worked on the social statistics of Obama and Lady Gaga. In his own time he developed technology that scans written content from any website in 2 seconds and structures them in a way that deep analysis can be done. Realizing that he just built a very powerful tool, he decided that this had to be the beginning of his own company.
Bas van Ooyen - Co-founder & Artificial Intelligence
In his spare time, Bas contributes to many open source projects. He contributed code to FreeBSD and worked on code now used by NASA. Just before he started working full-time on Owlin, he made his living with another company and built high performance data clusters. He believes that nobody should control your news demand.
Sjoerd Leemhuis - Co-founder & Business Development
As a former ORMIT management trainee, Sjoerd worked in the finance sector as an advisor and project leader for several years. He was on the finance team of the biggest merger in the Netherlands in history (ABN Amro and Fortis). He leaves a promising and comfortable career behind for an entrepreneurial adventure. He thinks that (secretly) everyone wants to have his own business. He believes that it's up to the fast growing startups to get the world out of crisis.
About NoRo Venture Capital
Both partners of NoRo Venture Capital bring in more than 50 years of experience in the financial sector. They stimulate innovation by investing in a broad portfolio of high-tech startups with their fund. They both worked as traders for a while and therefore know how important it is to receive low latent, accurate and reliable news. They would use the Owlin news dashboard without doubt if they would still be trading.