More investors are looking to put their money into higher-risk investments to make their fortune, but few can do so in an intelligent manner that isn’t time-consuming. Thomas Stewart and Som Mohapatra want to provide access to these high-risk assets through Quantbase.
NYC-based Quantbase raises $500k pre-seed to make smart high-risk investing effortless
Quantbase has secured $500k in pre-seed funding to make high-risk investing easy, through automated portfolios for everything high-risk, with buttoned-up quant hedge fund strategies on one end and crypto indices on the other, peppered with mass appeal strategies like the Nancy Pelosi tracker and Inverse Cramer index.
Our automated investing strategies
We offer several long-term quantitative investing strategies backed by decades of transparent data.
Quantbase is the world's first quantitative hedge fund for everyone. We're an SEC-registered investment adviser, like Betterment or Wealthfront, but specifically for high-risk/high-upside automated portfolios. This means we provide passive access to the advanced quantitative investing strategies previously unavailable to retail investors but loved by the rich. We research investment strategies, many sourced from hedge funds and quantitative investing papers, test them against decades of market data, automate the top 5%, and make them and their data available to you on Quantbase to invest in for yourself. We then continuously run personalized data-crunches on your investments to provide recommendations, further optimizing your Quantbase portfolio.
How does Quantbase work?
You invest money from your bank account into our automated investing strategies, and our strategies do the work of rebalancing your portfolio according to the rules of the strategy. Each strategy is professionally-constructed with years (or even decades) of performance data you can see for yourself. These allow you to see how the strategies perform in different market conditions and scenarios. Our strategies also provide quantitative, personalized portfolio recommendations to continuously optimize your total portfolio. Overall, Quantbase is a comprehensive, data-first investing platform.
How much does Quantbase cost?
Quantbase charges no performance fees and a fraction of the AUM fees hedge funds charge. Our fee structure is a simple $5/mo for accounts under $6,000 OR 1% annually of the managed assets for accounts greater than $6,000. For example, $10,000 would be managed in world-class investing strategies for just $7.83/mo. Our partners may charge a separate subscription fee for access to their strategies.
How do withdrawals work?
Liquidity is one of our main mandates. You can withdraw money anytime - we have 0 lock-up periods. The only wait times you'll experience are for ACH transfers to/from your bank account.
Does Quantbase use AI?
Quantbase's funds use AI to help make decisions, but don't use AI to make decisions. Each Quantbase fund uses its own set of algorithmic rules to determine rebalance times and allocations. That means when an investment occurs, you can always point to a specific rule/factor that caused it to occur. Some of Quantbase's funds incorporate flavors of ML/AI (for example, to conduct sentiment analysis), but no Quantbase fund uses AI to the extent that it is a black box that makes un-traceable decisions.
How does Quantbase's copy-trading work?
To learn more about how we support copy-trading capabilities for certain partners, check out our partners page here: http://getquantbase.com/partners
Where is my capital held?
Quantbase partners with Alpaca Securities LLC as our broker and custodian. All cash balances are FDIC-insured, and all investments are SIPC-insured through Alpaca. We manage your assets, while Alpaca holds the assets and executes the trades. Learn more about Alpaca here: https://alpaca.markets/broker#regulatory
How do you handle security?
We take security extremely seriously. We protect your online data using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), HSTS (HTTP Strict Transport Security) and 256-bit bank-level encryption. Your orders and assets are sent through our securities broker Alpaca, an industry-leading firm with over 100,000 connected clients.
How do you handle taxes?
We send you tax documents annually and at your request. As a quantitative hedge fund, most assets are traded frequently and taxed as short term capital gains, but our returns are high enough to compensate for the extra taxes.
No. Quantbase is an SEC-registered investment adviser, legally authorizing us to manage client portfolios. Our mission is to make hedge fund style investing accessible to all, and make it our mandate to minimize barriers to becoming a client.
What financial regulators is Quantbase registered with?
We are a registered investment adviser (RIA). An RIA is a firm that is allowed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to manage client's portfolios.