Principal Strategic Investments
Optiver’s Principal Strategic Investments team partners with companies that are aligned with our core mission of improving the market.
As an investor, we offer experience gained over decades of trading and deploying tech at scale in the world’s most competitive markets. Companies we partner with get access to a team of seasoned trading, technology and business development professionals. We offer international partnership capabilities, and our global network includes today’s leaders in financial markets and related infrastructure.
Strategic relevance and long-term innovation potential for our business are key, and we are largely size- and stage-agnostic.
Our focus areas
We actively seek investment opportunities closely linked to our core market-making business. Examples are businesses in the trading and commodities spaces, as well as technologies related to the capital markets, exchanges, trading platforms, clearing & settlement and brokerage. Companies building cutting-edge IT infrastructure are another focus area for us. This can encompass cybersecurity, cloud ecosystems, data processing and storage, analytics tools, development tools and more.
Our portfolio includes companies from around the world and across the full spectrum of the capital markets.
Equiduct is a pan-European exchange focused on delivering best-in-class services for the retail and institutional trading community
Options AI. One powerfully simple brokerage platform. The freedom to choose between stock, options and spreads, all from one chart. Turn great ideas into smarter trades.
Paradigm. Institutional-Grade Liquidity, Unified Across CeFi. Get the best price on large size and complex, multi-leg structures, settled at the venue of your choice.
Osaka Dojima Exchange (ODEX) aims to establish itself as a comprehensive exchange in Japan’s Kansai region offering instruments starting with precious metals, agricultural and index derivatives.
Expect more from your stocks, bonds and ETFs. With Sharegain, your securities don’t have to sit idle. Now you can unlock new revenue with full control, complete transparency and no new overheads.
Pyth connects high-fidelity market data from the world’s largest professional traders and exchanges to any smart contract, anywhere.
Sk3w utilizes a proprietary hardware and software stack to enable transparent and equal access to markets.
Hidden Road Partners is a global credit network for institutional investors, enabling seamless access to traditional and digital markets.
Founded by members for investors, MEMX aims to drive simplicity, efficiency, and competition in equity markets.
Ampersan brings together decades of experience in pricing and technology to provide liquidity in digital assets.
Ideal partners up with clients and develops solutions to optimize their trading flows. We believe that financial intermediation is a means to value creation.
From exploration and mining to trading and marketing, Traxys provides critical sourcing solutions for the ferroalloy, metal, mineral, mining and energy industries that power modern life.
MIAX Exchange Group leverages award-winning technology & infrastructure to power 3 fully-electronic options exchanges.
Established in April 2021, Osaka Digital Exchange (ODX) provides trading opportunities for investors in Japan with its Proprietary Trading System (PTS) for stocks, ETFs and security tokens.
In the news
Read through the latest news and media coverage of Optiver and our associated ventures.
Optiver leads investment round in MEMX Options exchange
Optiver is pleased to be the lead investor in the equity funding round to support the launch of the MEMX Options exchange.optiver.com
Optiver invests in physical commodities trader Traxys
Carlyle to Sell Metals Trader Traxys to Group Led by High-Frequency Firm Optiver
Optiver joins Pyth to stream prices to the blockchain