The company was founded in 2008 by Srikant Krishna.
Srikant Krishna is a technologist and entrepreneur who is a Principal at Binary Investment Research LLC, a financial research and consulting firm. Before this, he was the Senior Vice President of the Financial Engineering Group at the Bank of New York/ConvergEx, where he successfully spearheaded the patented Abraxas algorithm. Prior to this role, Mr. Krishna was the Head Quantitative Analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., where he built and managed a team of Vice-Presidents and Ph. D analysts in the Global Electronic, Algorithmic and Portfolio Trading Unit. At Bernstein, Mr. Krishna was responsible for developing the algorithmic trading platform and the entire suite of initial algorithms since the unit's inception in 2002. Mr. Krishna won the Bernstein Royal Reach award in 2004 for his efforts. Prior to this, Mr. Krishna was an Artificial Intelligence Developer at RetailDNA (a technology affiliate of Priceline and a Walker Digital Company). He holds multiple patents for his work, and has published nearly a dozen peer-reviewed and whitepapers. Mr. Krishna graduated from the Johns Hopkins University, where he was a simultaneous recipient of the Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Award and the Provost's Undergraduate Research award. He then received an M.S. in Biophysics from Cornell and an M.S. in Computer Science in Columbia University, with awards for teaching excellence and a fully-funded scholarship.