13 Jun 2018


We are delighted to announce Market EarlyBird as the winner of the BSO Award for FinTech Innovation. The award recognises excellence in innovation expressed by business start-ups and new market entrants to the trading and technology sector.

The ITT Awards acknowledges excellence in trading technology within capital markets. With this award, we wanted to hone in on those smaller, up-and-coming firms with ambitions to progress the financial trading industry with their innovative technologies built to simplify and optimize trading operations.

Market EarlyBird are the deserved winners of the BSO Award for FinTech Innovation as a result of their breakthrough in the industry. After launching in 2015, Market EarlyBird had one goal in mind; to help financial professionals consume news in a relevant and convenient way through Twitter. Their software is already in use or being tested in the worlds’ top 20 global banks, and notifies users of news and current events in the financial industry direct from Twitter to enable traders and analysts to instantly identify trading opportunities and market movements before the news filters down to competitors.

Danny Watkins, Market EarlyBird’s Chief Executive Officer, stated, Market EarlyBird logo

“We are delighted for this industry recognition of our product. Many thanks to BSO for sponsoring the award.”

BSO is eager to see the continuous growth of Market EarlyBird in the years to come. FinTech start-ups have been heavily invested into by venture capitalist and private equity firms over the past decade. Investments are well into the billion-dollar range, as these innovative technological advancements are redefining the way we live and perceive financial literacy & transactions.

Michael Ourabah, BSO’s Chief Executive Officer, added,

“For electronic traders, being able to anticipate and act on sudden movements in the market can be worth billions. Market EarlyBird sets traders and analysts up with the ability to instantly see fluctuations in the market as they happen and anticipate the impact this may have on the stock market ahead of their competition. We’re proud to recognize these innovative technological advancements and couldn’t be happier to present them with this award.”

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The company was founded in 2004 and serves the world’s largest financial institutions. BSO is a global pioneering infrastructure and connectivity provider, helping over 600 data-intensive businesses across diverse markets, including financial services, technology, energy, e-commerce, media and others. BSO owns and provides mission-critical infrastructure, including network connectivity, cloud solutions, managed services and hosting, that are specific and dedicated to each customer served.

The company’s network comprises 240+ PoPs across 33 markets, 50+ cloud on-ramps, is integrated with all major public cloud providers and connects to 75+ on-net internet exchanges and 30+ stock exchanges. The team of experts works closely with customers in order to create solutions that meet the detailed and specific needs of their business, providing the latency, resilience and security they need regardless of location.

BSO is headquartered in Ireland, and has 11 offices across the globe, including London, New York, Paris, Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore. Access our website and find out more information: www.bso.co