The Eight Roads Fintech Strategic Investments team has led a $10m Series A round for SteelEye, the compliance technology and data analytics firm - alongside existing investor Illuminate Financial. It takes the total amount raised by SteelEye to $20m. SteelEye was established in October 2017 to reduce the complexity and cost of compliance and to enable financial firms globally to manage their regulatory obligations through a single platform.
To date, SteelEye has launched solutions for record keeping, trade reconstruction, transaction reporting, trade and communications surveillance, best execution reporting, transaction cost analysis and advanced analytics for regulations including MiFID II, EMIR, Dodd-Frank, SMCR and MAR.
“SteelEye’s innovative data and RegTech platform is successfully helping financial firms manage their increasingly complex compliance obligations,” said Alokik Advani, Managing Director, FinTech Strategic Investments at Eight Roads. “SteelEye has achieved considerable momentum in the market, demonstrating significant demand for its services. We are delighted to partner with SteelEye to boost their growth and we look forward to reinforcing their efforts.”
Matt Smith, CEO of SteelEye, added: “Data accuracy has been one of the biggest challenges facing firms’ following regulations such as MiFID II. By solving the data problem first, our clients not only save cost and free up time but gain unparalleled insight into their business and commercial operations. Eight Roads shares our ‘data first’ vision and will be instrumental in helping us grow our business.”