Insights

Lynk

January 31, 2023

Go behind the scenes with the founders of Simplex Ventures’ growing list of portfolio companies starting with Lynk, a closed-loop payment and card issuing platform that is reducing processing fees and creating a unified full-stack banking experience.

Venture Capital Fintech
7 Fintech Leaders Predict the Top Trends for 2023

January 23, 2023

From embedded payments to the rise of Web 3.0, the venture-backed fintech industry is highly dynamic, agile and one of the first spaces to respond to the latest market trends. We asked fintech leaders across our portfolio companies to share what’s top of mind for them in 2023 – take a look at what they had to say!

Fintech Venture Capital
Authority Magazine

October 6, 2022

“If you have a fire and passion for what you’re doing then it’s worth it.” Authority Magazine interviewed Angela Lucas, Simplex Trading’s Chief Compliance Officer, on the top five things she believes women should know to succeed in a male-dominated industry.

Compliance
Traders Magazine

July 29, 2022

Erik Swanson, CEO at Simplex Trading, shared his thoughts on the regulatory environment surrounding retail options trading.

Trading
John Lothian News

July 13, 2022

Erik Swanson, CEO at Simplex Trading, sat down with John Lothian News at the 2022 Options Industry Conference (OIC) in San Antonio, Texas to share his story of leading Simplex and some insights on the industry.

Trading
Traders Magazine

May 12, 2022

Angela Lucas, Chief Compliance Officer at Simplex Trading, shared her thoughts on the challenges and opportunities created by the introduction of the Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) in 2019.

Trading Compliance
Kate Kitto

March 9, 2022

Simplex announced the hiring of Kate Kitto as the Principal of Venture Capital of Simplex Ventures, the firm’s venture capital arm. In her role, Kitto sources, evaluates and manages the firm’s investments in early-stage financial technology companies, with a particular focus on visionary founders who are driven to disrupt and transform institutional fintech industry.

Team
BuiltIn

November 11, 2021

David Haufe, Director of Technology at Simplex Trading, spoke with BuiltIn Chicago about how the company builds a culture of mentorship without the burdens of hierarchy.

Team
Angela Lucas

October 21, 2021

Angela Lucas, Chief Compliance Officer at Simplex Trading, was honored by Market Media in their U.S. Women in Finance Awards, an annual recognition of the women leading the future of finance.

Team
Chat With Traders

September 2, 2021

Erik Swanson, CEO at Simplex Trading, “pulled back the curtain” on how market makers operate in a conversation with the Chat with Traders podcast.

Trading
Traders Magazine

August 31, 2021

More new entrants entered the options market making wholesaler space in 2021 than ever before. Erik Swanson, CEO at Simplex Trading, spoke with Traders Magazine about what that means for the industry and how he’s adjusting the business strategy for the company.

Trading
TastyTrade

May 6, 2021

tastytrade invited Erik Swanson, CEO at Simplex Trading, on its podcast “An Evening with the Pros” to discuss the prop trading world and answer questions on a variety of topics. Erik shared how Simplex manages and approaches risk, how the company defines successful traders, and how he and Simplex addresses volatility in the market.

Trading Technology