Predict your next investment

Venture Capital
FINANCIAL | Investment Firms & Funds
qedinvestors.com

See what CB Insights has to offer

Investments

209

Portfolio Exits

24

Funds

8

Partners & Customers

2

Service Providers

1

About QED Investors

QED Investors is a fintech focused venture firm. They primarily invest in early stage, financial services frims in the US, UK and Latin America.QED Investors was founded by Nigel Morris, the co-founder of Capital One.

QED Investors Headquarter Location

405 Cameron Street

Alexandria, Virginia, 22314,

United States

703-862-3296

Predict your next investment

The CB Insights tech market intelligence platform analyzes millions of data points on venture capital, startups, patents , partnerships and news mentions to help you see tomorrow's opportunities, today.

Expert Collections containing QED Investors

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

Find QED Investors in 6 Expert Collections, including Banking.

B

Banking

44 items

Based on CB Insights Research Brief: https://www.cbinsights.com/blog/industry-market-map-landscape/#retail banking

D

Digital Lending

1,182 items

This collection contains companies that provide alternative means for obtaining a loan for personal or business use and companies that provide software to lenders for the application, underwriting, funding or loan collection process.

I

InsurTech

60 items

C

CB Insights Fintech Smart Money Investors - 2020

25 items

F

Fintech

7,189 items

US-based companies

C

CB Insights Insurtech Smart Money Investors - 2020

25 items

Track the world's top-performing VC investors in insurtech. Firms are presented in unranked order.

QED Investors Web Traffic

Rank
Page Views per User (PVPU)
Page Views per Million (PVPM)
Reach per Million (RPM)
CBI Logo

QED Investors Rank

Latest QED Investors News

View from the Top: Broadridge International, Principality, PPRO, QED Investors, Broadway Technology

Dec 3, 2021

December 3, 2021 As 2021 draws to a close, it’s safe to say that this year has been full of ups and downs. With the world very cautiously emerging from the global pandemic, one thing has remained constant: the innovation and growth the fintech industry continues to bring. While the year has been a whirlwind for most, the fintech sector has seen many challenges and opportunities that will no doubt continue into the next 12 months. This December, The Fintech Times is asking industry leaders for their ‘View from the Top’ to gain an insight into the decisions behind the last 12-months. Today, we hear from Michael Chin, Yusuf Ozdalga, James Booth, Julie-Ann Haines, and Samir Pandiri on their 2021 thoughts, plus a look ahead to 2022. Will there be a Happy New Year? Read on… Michael Chin, CEO, Broadway Technology Michael Chin is CEO of Broadway Technology, and believes that “After years of relative stagnancy, fixed income trading went through something of a renaissance in 2021. He continued: “One of the well-documented pandemic outcomes for bank trading desks was the accelerated pace of electronification in fixed income trading. Virtual trading environments continued and required shifts in how liquidity was sourced for asset managers, how traders interacted with their colleagues and how the banks themselves interacted with clients. Banks realized how critical their workflows were to connect risk, sales and trading functions so they could focus on optimal pricing, response times, execution quality and innovation. “In 2022 financial institutions will focus on how to integrate tools and data – both internal and third-party – more directly into their trading workflows and leverage that intelligence to improve execution quality and decision-making. They will push their own developers and service providers to build with interoperability in mind, emphasizing open frameworks more than in the past to either protect IP or ensure stickiness. Banks and service providers will recognize the value of using existing software or data where trading activity is commoditized, and turn to custom, specialized or preferred applications for trades where IP creates a competitive edge.”   Yusuf Ozdalga, London and EU Principal for QED Investors said: Yusuf Ozdalga, the London and EU Principal for QED Investors said the trends of the year revolved around embedded finance: “In 2021 embedded finance became mainstream. Non-fintech businesses increasingly used embedded finance as their monetisation route even though fintech was not their core business. We may see the mirror image of this in 2022 – companies going fintech first, and then building non-fintech businesses on top. For example, using fintech tools to attract customers, and then building marketplaces on top. “Web 3.0 and Metaverse were also big trends in tech and their reflection in the fintech universe were NFTs that posed the question; What does it mean to own something that only exists digitally? In the art world, Beeple was at the forefront of tackling this question, and profited handsomely, becoming multimillionaires overnight.” James Booth, VP Head of Partnerships, EMEA, PPRO James Booth, VP Head of Partnerships (EMEA) at PPRO believes that digitisation was still key in 2021, and will continue to the future. He said: “In 2021, the world has truly gone digital. Seventy-five per cent of people have said they’re now shopping more online, compared to before the pandemic. As an effect of this, more merchants and companies than ever before are realising a digital-first approach must guide their businesses—and this includes payments. “Digital payments give customers the flexibility and ease of experience that’s no longer a “nice-to-have”, but an essential part of any experience involving payment. “Specifically, with digital payments, we’re seeing that buy now, pay later (BNPL) has taken off. Just in this last year, the leading five BNPL services have garnered a staggering 100% growth overall. E-Wallets, like PayPal, WeChat Pay, or AliPay, are also on the rise, accounting for 40% of transactions globally, and 60% in APAC. “Generally speaking, digital payments are the future. But soon they’ll just be “payments” because some form of digital payment will be a part of everything. Payments, increasingly, are moving even more towards the background and eventually will be part of a wider buying journey that we barely notice—”frictionless,” as we like to say.”   Julie-Ann Haines, CEO, Principality Julie-Ann Haines, CEO at Principality, believes collaboration and partnerships have been a key feature in 2021. “It has been a great year for collaboration across the sector, with a number of bigger businesses partnering with early-stage fintechs, working on new solutions for customers, learning how smaller, more nimble fintechs operate, and helping them to hone concepts that they can then scale. For instance, this year at Principality we’ve been supporting the new Fintech Wales Foundry – an incubator for start-ups and an accelerator for scale-ups. It’s really helping to put Wales on the map as a driving force behind new technologies for financial services. “We’ve also seen a real broadening of the support networks for fintech in Wales this year, with more of the well-established financial services players starting to see the benefits of working with and mentoring dynamic young fintechs. Going forward, we’re really confident that we can continue fostering these support networks available to fintech firms locally – both in terms of finance and infrastructure but also mentorship.” In terms of the future, Julie said: “As the digital revolution within financial services continues at pace, we need the high-skilled workforce to match. There’s a real and pressing need for talent with skills in coding, UX and data analysis, as well as a greater appreciation for cybersecurity expertise. In 2022 the skills shortages are only likely to accelerate. Indeed, the 2021 Kalifa review of Fintech in the UK was a real eye-opener for some, having identified that skills shortages and lack of retraining programmes as a real barrier to the growth of the sector going forward. “I’d also expect to see a greater focus on opening up the sector in 2022. The sector as a whole undoubtedly trails behind other areas in its representation of women and BAME talent. We can only truly unlock the potential of fintech with a more diverse talent pool, so 2022 needs to be a year of real talk and action.”   Samir Pandiri, President at Broadridge International Samir Pandiri is President at Broadridge International believes the “outbreak of Covid-19 put a fresh spotlight on the challenges that financial services firms have been facing for quite some time.” He said: “These include increased regulatory requirements, and the need to digitally transform and modernise legacy infrastructure. These are tricky obstacles to overcome while simultaneously looking to minimise costs and maximise returns. As a result, the industry has seen an increasing number of banks partnering with managed services providers to adopt a mutualised service delivery model. “In 2022, the accelerated adoption of technologies such as AI, Blockchain, the Cloud and Digital will certainly continue – and across the full spectrum of financial sectors. At the moment it is universal banks and full-service financial institutions that are leading the way and are the most likely to have scaled adoption across their organisations. However, commercial banks, investment banks and insurance companies are quickly catching up and are investing in these technologies for a range of different uses. “Blockchain will also play a critical role when it comes to new payment technologies. There have been lots of national pilot schemes this year that have been evaluating the potential around central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), and it will be interesting to see how this will continue into the new year – and the impact it will have on the popularity of cryptocurrencies. I also believe that the pandemic will have a lasting impact on our everyday payments habits: contactless payments, digital wallets and QR code payments will become even more popular in 2022.” Author

QED Investors Investments

209 Investments

QED Investors has made 209 investments. Their latest investment was in Payhawk as part of their Series B on November 11, 2021.

CBI Logo

QED Investors Investments Activity

investments chart

Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

11/22/2021

Series B

Payhawk

$112M

No

8

11/18/2021

Series A

EasyHealth

$135M

Yes

3

11/11/2021

Series A

Atomic

$25M

Yes

1

10/21/2021

Series A

Subscribe to see more

$99M

Subscribe to see more

10

10/21/2021

Seed VC

Subscribe to see more

$99M

Subscribe to see more

10

Date

11/22/2021

11/18/2021

11/11/2021

10/21/2021

10/21/2021

Round

Series B

Series A

Series A

Series A

Seed VC

Company

Payhawk

EasyHealth

Atomic

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Amount

$112M

$135M

$25M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

Yes

Yes

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Co-Investors

Sources

8

3

1

10

10

QED Investors Portfolio Exits

24 Portfolio Exits

QED Investors has 24 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was AvidXchange on October 13, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Acquirer

Sources

10/13/2021

IPO

$991

3

9/23/2021

IPO

$991

16

9/21/2021

Acquired

3

00/00/0000

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

10

00/00/0000

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

10

Date

10/13/2021

9/23/2021

9/21/2021

00/00/0000

00/00/0000

Exit

IPO

IPO

Acquired

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Companies

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Valuation

$991

$991

Acquirer

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Sources

3

16

3

10

10

QED Investors Fund History

8 Fund Histories

QED Investors has 8 funds, including QED Growth.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

9/14/2021

QED Growth

$500M

1

9/14/2021

QED Fund VII

Subscribe to see more

$99M

10

5/7/2021

Fontes

Subscribe to see more

$99M

10

2/26/2020

QED Fund VI

Subscribe to see more

$99M

10

5/23/2019

QED WS Holdings

Subscribe to see more

$99M

10

Closing Date

9/14/2021

9/14/2021

5/7/2021

2/26/2020

5/23/2019

Fund

QED Growth

QED Fund VII

Fontes

QED Fund VI

QED WS Holdings

Fund Type

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Status

Amount

$500M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

10

10

10

10

QED Investors Partners & Customers

2 Partners and customers

QED Investors has 2 strategic partners and customers. QED Investors recently partnered with Fifth Third Bank on January 1, 2017.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

1/20/2017

Partner

Fifth Third Bank

United States

Fifth Third Bank partners with QED Investors to shape fintech strategy

Fifth Third Bank Bancorp today announced an innovative partnership between Fifth Third Holdings , LLC and leading financial technology venture capital firm QED Investors .

5

12/8/2016

Partner

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

10

Date

1/20/2017

12/8/2016

Type

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Fifth Third Bank

Country

United States

Subscribe to see more

News Snippet

Fifth Third Bank partners with QED Investors to shape fintech strategy

Fifth Third Bank Bancorp today announced an innovative partnership between Fifth Third Holdings , LLC and leading financial technology venture capital firm QED Investors .

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Sources

5

10

QED Investors Service Providers

1 Service Provider

QED Investors has 1 service provider relationship

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Service Type

Counsel

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Counsel

Service Type

Partnership data by VentureSource

QED Investors Team

3 Team Members

QED Investors has 3 team members, including current Founding Partner, Frank Lewis Rotman.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Caribou Honig

Founder

Current

Frank Lewis Rotman

Capital One, University of Virginia, and NASA

Founding Partner

Current

Frank Rotman

Capital One, and University of Virginia

Founding Partner

Current

Name

Caribou Honig

Frank Lewis Rotman

Frank Rotman

Work History

Capital One, University of Virginia, and NASA

Capital One, and University of Virginia

Title

Founder

Founding Partner

Founding Partner

Status

Current

Current

Current

CB Insights uses Cookies

CBI websites generally use certain cookies to enable better interactions with our sites and services. Use of these cookies, which may be stored on your device, permits us to improve and customize your experience. You can read more about your cookie choices at our privacy policy here. By continuing to use this site you are consenting to these choices.