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FinTech Sandbox

Democratizing FinTech by helping early-stage startups access free data and build great products.


Equally FinTech obsessed members to share, learn and connect with each other.



Working directly with our data partners to receive access infrastructure and platform services.

Financial data for FinTech founders

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FinTech founders share a common problem: many financial products simply cannot be built without access to expensive or proprietary data. Nor is it easy to work with financial data. Developers have steep learning curves when dealing with new data types, data providers, and financial protocols. In a world where time is the scarcest resource, struggling to access that data can impede progress just as founders are starting to build new products and services.

Our partner David Jegen saw this over and over and set out to address the problem. Along with  John Fawcett (Founder of Quantopian) and Sarah Biller (Founder of Capital Markets Exchange), David started FinTech Sandbox and persuaded leading data providers to share their data for free with FinTech founders during their early development phases.

FinTech Sandbox is a Boston-based nonprofit backed by some of the world’s leading financial institutions, data providers, and venture capitalists. It assembles data in one place and streamlines the licensing process to make it available quickly and freely. FinTech Sandbox also gives the FinTech community a forum to share experiences, battle scars, and encouragement with each other to build great products.

FinTech Sandbox Successes

In its first three years, FinTech Sandbox has helped more than 150 startups access data to build their product and services, while also gaining valuable customer input from a great group of financial sponsors and 35 enterprise data partners like Thomson Reuters, Amazon, Intel, State Street,Moody’s and Fidelity Investments.

FinTech Sandbox startups have raised over $400 million dollars and had seven exits including Kensho, who was part of the inaugural program and an F-Prime portfolio company. Over 4,000 people have joined the FinTech Sandbox community. We hope you will as well. F-Prime is proud to be a co-founder, board member, and the biggest cheerleader of the FinTech Sandbox.

Past Event  |  March 16, 2021

FinTech Talks 2021

Following up on the success of our FinTech Talks series last Fall, FinTech Sandbox is excited to present a new series of six free virtual FinTech Talks, exploring the role FinTech can play in fostering inclusive growth at home and abroad. Join hundreds of fellow FinTech viewers from across the country and around the world on March 16 – 19. Read on for details and please pre-register here to be part of the conversation.

Past Event  |  September 22, 2020

Demo Day 7.0

Join us for Demo Day on Tuesday at 12:00 noon Eastern Time as FinTech Sandbox residents showcase their solutions to the financial services industry’s most pressing challenges.

Past Event  |  April 4, 2020

Demo Day 6.0

Join FinTech Sandbox for their 6th demo day!

Past Event  |  April 3, 2020

Demo Day 5.0

Join FinTech Sandbox for their 5th demo day.  Hear from  including: 7Chord, WalletFi