Alpaca (company)

Alpaca (company)

Alpaca is a company that supplies a trading platform designed for investors and traders. It was founded in 2015 and is located in San Mateo, California.

About

Alpaca is a smart trading platform designed for developers, investors, and traders. The company has designed its platform for financial markets in the United States and is a registered securities broker.

Product

The company's platform is an application programming interface (API) for stock trading that allows users to trade with algorithms, connect with applications, and build services. The software development kits are available in Python, Node, and more. The trading algorithms can be executed commission-free, which allows for users to buy, sell, and short stocks in the United States. The platform allows for users to see market updates in real-time for both paper trading and live trading.

Users can test their algorithms in a testing environment on the platform before actually deploying them. Users can also trade outside of regular trading hours, between the hours of 9:00am until 6:00pm Eastern Standard TIme.Alpaca can be integrated in other platforms, such as TradingVIew, Streak, Slack, Zapier, and Alexa.

Timeline

July 2020

Alpaca launches its Business Trading Accounts Beta.

October 2018

Alpaca launches its trading platform.

February 2015

Alpaca is founded.

Funding rounds

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Alpaca Series A round October 2020
10,000,000
October 2020
6 Results
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People

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Yoshi Yokokawa

Hitoshi Harada

Yuki Hayashi

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News

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Alex Wilhelm
September 10, 2020
TechCrunch
Startups that deliver products via an API are seeing momentum in 2020, as their method of serving customers becomes increasingly mainstream. And investors are taking note. It's not hard to find a startup with an API-based delivery model that is doing well this year. This column noted a grip of recently funded API-focused startups in [...]
Josh Constine
November 8, 2019
TechCrunch
Stock trading app Robinhood is valued at $7.6 billion, but it only operates in the US. Freshly-funded fintech startup Alpaca does the dirty work so developers worldwide can launch their own competitors to that investing unicorn. Like the Stripe of stocks, Alpaca's API handles the banking, security, and regulatory complexity, allowing other startups to quickly [...]

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