Cloud9 & Verint Named Top Partnership at 2020 American Financial Technology Awards

Cloud9 & Verint Named Top Partnership at 2020 American Financial Technology Awards

December 4, 2020 – WatersTechnology recently announced the winners of its 16th annual American Financial Technology Awards (AFTAs) and the collaboration between Cloud9 & Verint was named the winner of the “Best Partnership or Alliance” category. The partnership, which was announced in July 2020, provides the capital market ecosystem with a fully compliant, cloud-enabled communications solution to support traders both on the trading floor and remotely, providing necessary flexibility as the industry continues to take a cloud-first approach and gains a greater appetite for anytime, anywhere access to the “virtual trading floor”.  

Hosted by Waters Technology, the AFTAs recognize the best across the deployment and management of financial technology within the asset management and investment banking communities over the last 12 months. The 2020 AFTAs featured 29 categories, with 16 focusing on end-users and 13 for technology vendors.

The joint solution brings together Cloud9’s C9Trader voice communication platform and Verint® Financial Compliance Capture™ for advanced communication capture, records retention, secure data governance and advanced data analysis. By doing so, it gives financial institutions an enterprise-wide communication and compliance framework that alleviates obstacles and ensures traders remain within compliance parameters both remotely and on the trading floor. Through the analytics and open data APIs, businesses can capture, preserve and monitor a complete set of voice records and metadata and make these available for surveillance, trade reconstruction and analysis purposes.

“The American Financial Technology Awards is a true recognition of our teams’ ongoing efforts and strategy to support the trading industry in this exigent times,” comments Phil Fry, VP of Product Strategy at Verint. “It’s a great honor to receive such a prestigious industry accolade with Cloud9 and we look forward to continuing to redefine trading compliance to help financial market participants ensure that traders stay connected with clients, peers, and counterparties without having to worry about compliance infractions.”

“As the institutional trading landscape becomes more digitized and work-from-home becomes much more common or in many cases essential, access to voice data is essential to fufill regulatory and operational requirements,” said Briant Hunt, Chief Administrative Officer and Head of Partnerships at Cloud9. “Receiving this top honor in the financial technology space is a testament of our collaboration to support the trading community with greater flexibility and optionality during the pandemic crisis and beyond.”

As part of Cloud9’s podcast series that examines developments in the voice trading ecosystem, Cloud9 CAO and Head of Partnerships Brian Hunt recently spoke with Verint’s VP of Product Strategy Phil Fry about the importance of extracting voice data. You can listen to the full episode here.

Cloud9 Named to CB Insights Fintech 250 for Second Consecutive Year

Cloud9 Named to CB Insights Fintech 250 for Second Consecutive Year

New York; September 1, 2020 – Cloud9 Technologies has been named to CB Insights’ third annual Fintech 250, its ranking of the most promising private financial technology startups in the world. This is the second consecutive time that Cloud9 has been named to the prestigious list, where the Company has been recognized among the best in Capital Markets.

Through an evidence-based approach, the CB Insights Intelligence Unit selected the Fintech 250 from a pool of 16,000 companies, including applicants and nominees, based on several factors. These factors include patent activity, investor quality, news sentiment analysis, proprietary Mosaic scores, market potential, partnerships, competitive landscape, team strength, and tech novelty. The Mosaic Score, based on CB Insights’ algorithm, measures the overall health and growth potential of private companies to help predict a company’s momentum.

“We’re proud to, once again, recognize the 250 best private fintech companies globally. This year’s Fintech 250 represents 25 countries and spans 19 categories — reimagining everything from retail banking and crypto, to insurance and asset management,” said CB Insights CEO Anand Sanwal. “The previous Fintech 250 class raised more than $22 billion in investor financing and saw more than 20 exits after being recognized, and we expect this year’s class will have similar success as they continue to transform how people and businesses spend, save, borrow, and invest their money.”


“The financial technology landscape is evolving rapidly, especially with what has transpired this year and how firms have had to adjust their technology approach and strategy due to the shifting working conditions,” said Jerry Starr, CEO & co-founder of Cloud9 Technologies. “To be recognized among the most innovative fintech companies in the world is a tribute to the fantastic work our team has done this year.”

2020 Fintech 250 Highlights:

  • Unicorns: 32 of the 250 companies are valued at or above $1B as of their latest funding round
  • Funding trends: YTD, these 250 private companies have raised $10.3B in equity funding across 120 deals (as of 8/26/20)
  • Mega-rounds: Since 2019, there have been 87 mega-round ($100M+) equity investments to this year’s Fintech 250, with 35 of them in 2020 YTD (as of 8/25/20)
  • Global representation: 46% of the 2020 Fintech 250 are based outside the US. After the US, the UK is home to the most Fintech 250 companies (38), followed by India (20)

CB Insights released its last Fintech 250 in October 2018, where Cloud9 was featured the best in Capital Markets & Institutional Trading.

About CB Insights
At CB Insights, we believe the most complex strategic business questions are best answered with facts. We are a machine intelligence company that synthesizes, analyzes and visualizes millions of documents to give our clients fast, fact-based insights. Serving the majority of the Fortune 100, we give companies the power to make better decisions, take control of their own future, and capitalize on change.

Cloud9 Technologies a Finalist in 3 Categories at this year’s Waters Rankings

Cloud9 Technologies a Finalist in 3 Categories at this year’s Waters Rankings

Cloud9 has been named a finalist in the 2020 Waters Rankings in the categories of Best Trading Floor Communication System Provider; Best Cloud-Based Application Provider; and Best Cloud Infrastructure Provider.
The Waters Rankings recognize the best in financial technology in 34 categories across five sections: Trading ServicesTrading ToolsData ManagementComplianceRisk Management and the Back Office; and Infrastructure and Connectivity.Reader voting is open now until Friday, May 29. You can vote and see the full list of categories here.

Cloud9 and IPC Named joint Finalist for Best Cloud-Based Trading Environment in TradingTech Insight 2020 USA Awards

Cloud9 and IPC Named joint Finalist for Best Cloud-Based Trading Environment in TradingTech Insight 2020 USA Awards

Cloud9 and IPC Systems have been named a joint finalist in the TradingTech Insight 2020 USA Awards in the category of Best Cloud-Based Trading Environment!
The TradingTech Insight USA Awards recognize excellence in technology innovation across the institutional trading landscape in the United States, from cloud infrastructure to front-office trading technology.

Winners are selected across 30 categories through reader voting, which is now open until May 7.

Show your support and cast your vote for Cloud9 and IPC as the top cloud-based trading environment!

Witad Awards 2020: Technology innovator of the year (vendor)—Reeba Mathen, Cloud9 Technologies

Witad Awards 2020: Technology innovator of the year (vendor)—Reeba Mathen, Cloud9 Technologies

By Emilia David, WatersTechnology

As head of product management at Cloud9 Technologies, Reeba Mathen is responsible for the firm’s entire product vision. With the strong performance of Cloud9 this past year, it is no wonder that Mathen has won the technology innovator of the year (vendor) category in this year’s Women in Technology and Data Awards.

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IPC and Cloud9 Win ‘Best Cloud-Based Trading Data Management Solution’ at the TradingTech Insight Awards Europe 2020

IPC and Cloud9 Win ‘Best Cloud-Based Trading Data Management Solution’ at the TradingTech Insight Awards Europe 2020

LONDON, February 26, 2020 — IPC, a leading global provider of secure, compliant communications and networking solutions for financial market participants, and Cloud9 Technologies, a leader in cloud-based communications, today announced that their integrated voice-trading platform has won the “Best Cloud-Based Trading Data Management Solution” category at the TradingTech Insight Awards Europe 2020. IPC and Cloud9 received the award at a ceremony on February 25, 2020 in London.

“We dedicate this award to our customers, who have rapidly embraced the transformative voice trading platform IPC has built in conjunction with Cloud9,” said Bob Santella, Chief Executive Officer, IPC. “We knew that by working together, the IPC and Cloud9 platform would become the number one choice for traders globally.” 


“We had one goal with this partnership, and that was to empower financial firms to build smarter and more profitable trading strategies,” said Gerald Starr, Chief Executive Officer, Cloud9. “It’s immensely rewarding that the industry at large already recognizes the value delivered by the IPC-Cloud9 integrated trading solution.”

Rapidly being deployed around the world, the IPC-Cloud9 platform provides the global trading community with a unified solution for endpoint connectivity, mobility, advanced data analytics and business continuity planning. The integrated cloud-based service unites IPC’s Unigy™ trading communications platform and Connexus™ Cloud global financial ecosystem with Cloud9’s C9 Trader™ voice communications and analytics platform. 

Produced by A-Team, the TradingTech Insight Awards Europe emphasize operational and product excellence in financial trading technology and reflect the different challenges facing market practitioners and suppliers as they seek to develop trading and data solutions in the rapidly changing European marketplace. The shortlist was selected by the TradingTech Advisory Board, as well as A-Team’s editorial team, with the winner voted for by the TradingTech Insight readership.

About IPC
IPC is a technology and service leader powering the global financial markets. We help clients anticipate change and solve problems, setting the standard with industry expertise, exceptional service and comprehensive technology. With a customer-first mentality, IPC brings together one of the largest and most diverse global financial ecosystems spanning all asset classes and market participants. As the enabler of this ecosystem, IPC empowers the community to interact, transact and react to market changes and challenges, and we collaborate with our customers to help make them secure, productive, compliant and connected. 

About Cloud9 Technologies
Cloud9 Technologies is the leading voice communication and analytics platform designed for the unique needs of the financial markets. Cloud9 developed a solution that harnesses the voice communication talk path for the trading floor of the future – offering more functionality and analytic insight than legacy hardware at a fraction of the cost. Cloud9 connects counterparties across all asset classes via a cloud-based communication platform that eliminates the infrastructure and expense associated with legacy hardware and telecommunication-based solutions, with front-office focused data and transcription, purpose-built for the financial markets. For more information, visit:

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