15 December 2015, New York, London & Sydney: Metamako, the leading specialist in deterministic network devices for the world’s financial institutions, was confirmed today as one of KPMG and H2 Ventures’ top 50 Emerging Stars in their list of global finance technology innovators. The list is part of the Fintech 100 which includes the world’s leading 50 established innovators and the 50 most intriguing ‘Emerging Stars’. This builds on last year’s Top 50 Fintech Innovators, in which Metamako was listed. This year’s list has a much more global focus and has been expanded to include established fintech players as well as fintech start-ups.
2015 has seen the company open offices in New York and London and relocate its headquarters and development into the Sydney-based Stone & Chalk fintech hub. It has also been a busy year for forging links: a partnership with Westcon for global supply chain services as well as collaboration with MACOM and its high-performance semi-conductors for Metamako’s next generation of switches.
Having launched MetaApp and MetaWatch during the year, the new MetaApp very quickly achieved world-leading results when independently tested by STAC, recording latency of an amazing 60 nanoseconds (the average latency for each hop when used for exchange connectivity). At the FIA Expo in Chicago Metamako was recognised as an innovator in its field.
When asked what was in store for Metamako for 2016, Dr. Dave Snowdon, founder and co-CTO, said: “More customers, more staff, more apps, more features and more speed. Our partnership with Westcon means that we now offer outstanding global delivery and services, which in turn helps to extend our reach to financial institutions worldwide. We see the company on track for doubling in size during the coming year as well as extending our presence in Asia. We have the support and encouragement of our clients and investors and we are well ahead in developing our next generation of technology. Sometimes we have to pinch ourselves when clients evaluate our technology and tell us how far in front we are in delivering real-world speed and functionality.”
As 2015 progressed Metamako has put greater emphasis on delivering functionality which has been requested by clients and is of particular interest to banks and exchanges, such as ease of management and tools for configurability and monitoring (including syslog, LLDP, tcpdump, SNMP, TACACS+, PTP, NTP). Metamako will continue to help customers to achieve their goals, particularly those relating to meeting the ever-changing regulatory requirements in Europe and the USA.
Metamako’s rapid growth and technological excellence are driven by the three CTOs – Dr. Dave Snowdon, Scott Newham and Charles Thomas, and of course the supporting teams in Sydney, London and New York.