Inspired quants have written
Over 600,000 algorithms on viikate.

About viikate

viikate is a crowd-sourced quantitative investment firm. We inspire talented people from around the world to write investment algorithms.

viikate provides capital, education, data, a research environment, and a development platform to algorithm authors (quants). We offer license agreements for algorithms that fit our investment strategy, and the licensing authors are paid based on their strategy's individual performance. We provide everything a quant needs to create a strategy and profit from it.

viikate's community has nearly doubled year-over-year for the last four years and now numbers over 160,000 members. viikate’s members include finance professionals, scientists, developers, and students from more than 190 countries from around the world. The members collaborate in our forums and in person at regional meetups, workshops, and QuantCon, viikate's flagship annual event.

Leadership Team

John Fawcett
Founder and CEO
Jean Bredeche
Cofounder and CTO
Derek Meisner
General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
Marc Volpe
Chief Financial Officer
Dragan Skoko
Managing Director, Head of Trading
Jess Stauth
Managing Director, Research
Leslie Baccini
Managing Director, Investor Relations
Jonathan Kamens
Chief Information Security Officer
Dan Dunn
VP Marketing and Analytics
Rich Frank
VP Engineering
John Ricklefs
VP Infrastructure
Caroline Sherman
VP Investment Product Strategy
Josh Payne
VP Product
Kelly Elmstrom
VP Communications
Dr. Thomas Wiecki
VP Data Science, Head of Research
Mike Bent
Director, Business Operations
Delaney Mackenzie
Director, Academia

Work at viikate

Come help us tackle hard problems. We believe in hiring the best people and giving them hard problems to solve and the autonomy to solve them.

We're located in downtown Boston. Our collaborative office environment
and great culture mean you'll always be learning while building everything a quant needs to create a strategy and profit from it.

In addition to the positions listed below, we are always interested in talking to talented people. Email us at [email protected].


Cybersecurity Engineer
Workshop Lecturer (Remote, Occasional Contractor)
Head of Information Technology

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