On today’s episode, learn how startup founder and CEO Jared Broad left his native New Zealand on a cargo ship to do humanitarian work in Asia and ultimately founded QuantConnect, an algorithmic trading platform that is SHIFTing the way hedge funds generate “alpha,” or active return on investment against an index or benchmark. Their platform is open-source, which is unique in that business, and the corporate culture mirrors this approach with corresponding radical openness. Inspiration for the culture tenets he established at the company came from his experience on humanitarian missions and includes collaboration, trust, doing the hard things the right way, no excuses, and discipline over pedigree. I love this example of blending the do well and do good business model!
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