Swiss-based Aisot explains how they help investors thrive with actionable signals beyond sentiments.
Could you explain what your startup does in a few sentences?
Aisot helps trade and investment professionals make better decisions. Ever increasing (real-time) data sources and new market participants make it hard to be on top of what is happening on financial markets. Just think about what happened recently with GameStop or Bitcoin. At aisot, we offer next level data & predictive analytics. We create directly actionable signals beyond sentiments as well as services for Asset Management, including optimized portfolios and joint investment products.
What is something you wish you knew when you started putting together your business?
Probably not much more than what I did, because the problem with knowing all that awaits you is that you might not start it in the first place. No, but seriously, I would have wished I knew how much bureaucracy goes into changing a GmbH to an AG. We would have probably started with the AG right away.
What plans do you have for your startup in the next several months?
We are launching our portfolio products, both on digital assets and on the equities side. We will grow our team and raise a seed round.
What's something you've had to deal with as an entrepreneur that you never expected to?
One thing I didn’t expect was how important it is to say no and stay focused. As a founder, you get confronted with all kinds of ideas and opportunities—many of which are off target and take time and energy away from what you really need to focus on.
How did you assemble your startup team?
We, the founders, knew each other from working together at ETH before. We then analyzed the gaps we had and started to fill them with team members, advisors etc. And then, we were approached by a surprisingly large amount of extremely talented people that wanted to join aisot. So we are really happy to say that today we can count on a very strong and multidisciplinary team.