LI: Calastone

CEO: Julien Hammerson

Founders: Kevin Lee, Ian Taylor, Philip Goffin

Founded: 2011

Sectors: Trading

Total funding: $22.8M

Latest funding: Venture October 2013

HQ: London

Calastone is the largest global funds transaction network, connecting many of the world’s leading financial organisations.  Its mission is to make funds accessible to everyone by reducing the frictional cost of trading. 

In May 2019, Calastone announced the successful go-live of its blockchain Distributed Market Infrastructure (DMI). The technology underpinning its network has now been migrated to a blockchain-enabled market infrastructure. The migration of Calastone’s global network of more than 1,800 customers across 41 markets is a world-first and represents the largest community of global financial services organisations connecting and transacting via distributed ledger technology

Now processing over 9 million messages and £170 billion of transactions each month, Calastone is headquartered in London and has offices in Luxembourg, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Sydney.