ABOUT THE COMPANY
Upvest allows financial platforms to easily offer digital securities to retail investors. This saves them money in issuance and custody, compared to traditional banking.
HOW IT ALL STARTED
HV invested in Upvest in 2017, when a small team of three was sharing an office in the attic above the Factory. HV was excited to back a team of extremely solid entrepreneurs with a strong background in building products for the fintech world. But it would take almost a year for the first product to launch.
The first idea was to create a platform for ICOs – which didn’t work out, but a lot of the technology created at the time turned into what Upvest is today! At HV we strongly believe in the recalibration of the traditional, centralized banking system into a more decentralized, blockchain-based future.
"WE CONSIDER HV CAPITAL MORE THAN OUR INVESTORS. IT’S A GENUINE LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP IN WHICH WE’VE FOUND EXPERIENCED ADVICE AND SUPPORT. WE RECOGNIZED INSTANTLY THEY SHARED OUR AMBITION AND VISION, MAKING THEM THE IDEAL PARTNER TO ACHIEVE OUR GOALS"
The long-term goal is building a more open and inclusive ecosystem to build amazing fintech applications. Upvest’s challenge is not only building easy-to-use blockchain APIs, but rather a product which needs to fit the regulatory environment, without sacrificing on security or user experience. First, the focus will first be on making existing services as reliable and scalable as possible before extending the solution in the dimensions of tech, security, and legal. Upvest exists to open up the financial world providing economic opportunities for all. Our goal is to make securities globally available, allowing any asset to be owned and traded digitally by anyone, anywhere.