Enabling software development teams in Capital Markets
to build high-performance user-facing systems
up to 10x faster

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Why do firms need Velox?

Developer productivity is the negative energy holding back a firm’s desire to modernize, innovate and evolve. The lack of objective measures makes it frustratingly hard to detect, leading CIO’s to keep hiring or try radical new paradigms, like building an army of citizen developers out of their user community. Our hypothesis is the solution is already “in the building” and this untapped productivity can be unlocked with the right specialized development tools to address the problems at hand.

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Developers Are in Demand but Face Headwinds

Tech debt has built up and budgets, talent are hard to find, while the demand for software grows. "Software has eaten the world" and now every business needs to become data-driven.

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Stop Wasting Time on Low-level Coding

No more wrangling disconnected real-time and static data sources and API's, standing up scalable, testable, and supportable backends and finessing bespoke visual components.

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Start Building Differentiating Business Features Faster

vCore equips professional development teams with specialized tools enabling them to unlock untapped productivity and build data-driven systems up to 10x faster.

About Us

We are enabling software development teams in Capital Markets to build high-performance user-facing systems up to 10x faster.
The Velox full-stack application development platform (vCore) provides professional developers with tools that amplify their expertise in Java and Web programming, allowing them to focus on building differentiating business functionality.
vCore channels the founders’ decades of experience building Equities, FX, and Fixed Income electronic trading platforms at top-tier investment banks, to put developers in the sweet-spot of maximum acceleration with minimum limitation.
Founded in 2018, Velox has 10 clients around the world, with offices in London, NY and Frankfurt and is funded by ETFS Capital
Jon Butler
CEO & Co-founder
Jon Butler
Jason Yan
President & Co-founder
Jason Yan
Govind Jajjoo
CTO & Co-founder
Govind Jajoo

Solving Full Stack Business Problems Faster

Unlike other developer productivity tools, vCore is for solving business problems, not technology problems. We achieve this with 3 proprietary elements

Specialized full-stack adaptions of “low/no code” accelerators
Low/No-Code tools do not work for high performance mission critical software. We have adapted some of the underlying techniques, such as model-driven development (MDD) and code generation to work in the high-performance space
A custom web stack that can handle high performance loads
A proprietary presentation layer that is combined with the MDD and code-gen accelerators to significantly reduce the amount of hand-crafted code required to stand-up responsive, professional looking UI’s.
A proprietary streaming database and transactional engine
For clarity we re-use SQL & datastream idioms but have little in common with an RDMS. The runtime API is code-gen’d and our “data-in-motion” paradigm, gives the developer up-to-date transactional and streaming data, when and where needed

By the Numbers

Velox CORE is designed to build user-facing systems that demand high-end performance across many dimensions. Here are some of the key statistics that demonstrate the non-functional operating window.

rows in a Velox table
updates per seconds
concurrent browser sessions
seconds to pivot a 1MM row grid
grids in a single user session
faster than inhouse builds
lines of code to build an app.
simultaneous API’s and data sources

Business Problems our clients Solve Faster

A strength of vCORE is its versatility, it is effective at accelerating any projects and also as a general-purpose tool for increasing the productivity of both large and small development teams.To-date our client use-cases fall into the following five categories:

Maximize development team productivity
Being data domain agnostic and full-stack, allows our clients to accelerate entire departments with one tool
Accelerate full-stack front-office builds
Gives the best of both worlds, BUY what's common while retaining the ability to BUILD what differentiates you
Modernize front-office UI's in a web browser
Modernize a local install trading client, without needing to retool with web tech skillsets
Enable innovation in a legacy environment
Enables interoperability between backend servers and provides a platform for building new solutions
Maximize monetization of your rich data assets
Centralizes data and API’s and accelerates the build of apps that aggregate, analyze & act on data

The Team

Expert leadership team from both the IB technology field and vendors
Alison Hood
Alison Hood
Alison has 30 years of global experience in technology business management and transformational change across the financial services industry
Russell Barton
Russell Barton
In memory of Russell Barton, colleague, friend, and thoroughly decent chap who passed away in November 2021
Xinchao Zhang
Principal Software Engineer
Xinchao Zhang
Xinchao has extensive hands-on experience with designing and building global trading platforms. He started in UBS and moved on to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, working on the entire front-to-back stack of their core cash/portfolio OMS systems
Steve Grob
Strategic Advisor
Steve Grob
Steve has spent nearly his entire working career in capital markets with 15 years as director of group strategy at Fidessa
Andrew Banhidi
Strategic Advisor
Andrew Banhidi
Andrew has over 30 years experience in the capital markets as CTO and senior technology executive at GS, BAML and Instinet

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