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How we became the most trusted name in digital assets

Talos founders, Anton Katz and Ethan Feldman, both had decades of experience building institutional-grade trading systems before founding Talos in 2018. Their vision was to build one integrated platform that supports the end-to-end trading process and allows everyone in the crypto ecosystem to interact efficiently and confidently.

Talos Timeline



Anton and Ethan start to build what would become Talos

Anton and Ethan working on the project in the early days of Talos

Talos founders, Anton Katz and Ethan Feldman, decide to set up their own crypto hedge fund and discover something interesting as they investigate the building blocks needed: nearly all infrastructure and tooling in the digital assets market was built for retail. What’s more: liquidity was highly fragmented, connectivity standards were lacking, and the concept of algorithmic best execution was non-existent.


Talos is born

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Realizing that their unique expertise would be better spent on building the ultimate institutional trading platform for digital market assets than setting up their own crypto hedge fund, Anton and Ethan created Talos.

Their vision was to build an intuitive system from the ground up, leveraging the latest technology and harnessing the power of blockchains to surpass what could be done in traditional markets. Talos would enable access to the entire digital asset ecosystem via a single entrypoint.



First hires

Anton and Ethan get to work on implementing their vision with the help of their first Talos hires: two accomplished engineers and leaders in their field.


Talos connects to the first 10 liquidity providers

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Within just over 6 months after its founding, Talos connects to over 10 liquidity providers, including Binance, Coinbase, Cumberland and Galaxy.


The first trade

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Less than a year after Talos was founded, the first trade is executed using the platform.



Talos wins its first client

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The new year starts with a bang as Talos secures its first client within the first month.

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...and then wins its first international client

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Talos’s first client is quickly followed by its first international client 6 months later.


Talos secures venture capital funding

Despite the challenges of 2020, Talos closed its first round of venture capital raising, allowing Talos to grow.


$1B in trade volume processed

Before the year is out, Talos reaches the $1 billion mark in notional of trades executed using its platform.



$10B in trade volume processed

In less than 6 months, Talos manages to grow its total notional trade volume ten fold, hitting $10 billion.


Talos secures Series A funding

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After a year of tremendous growth, Talos undergoes its series A funding, led by Andreessen Horowitz and including PayPal Ventures, Fidelity Investments, Galaxy Digital, Elefund, Illuminate Financial, and STEADFAST Capital Ventures where it raised $40 million allowing for further global expansion.


The number of connected providers reaches 25

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Talos expands its offering and reaches 25 connected providers in its Provider Network, including Wintermute and DV Chain for liquidity, and Fireblocks for custody.


Weekly volumes hit $1B

The Talos ecosystem hums with activity, reaching weekly volumes of $1 billion in trades flowing through the platform.


APAC office opens in Singapore

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With the APAC market becoming increasingly important, Talos opens an office in Singapore.



The ecosystem grows further

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Talos offers clients access to over 40 connected providers in its growing ecosystem, inlcuding Binance Futures, Kucoin and Huobi for liqudity, and Copper for custody.


First White Label client

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One of Talos’s unique offerings is its White Label solution, allowing clients to offer trading capabilities to their end customers under their own brand. Talos kicks off 2021 with its first White Label client.


Talos reaches 50 employees

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With its ethos of hiring world-class talent, Talos expands its team to 50 employees across the US, UK, Cyprus, Singapore and other places around the globe.

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Talos becomes a unicorn

Talos becomes a unicorn business in May 2022, receiving a valuation of over $1 billion as part of its Series B funding which raised $105 million.


50th client

Talos’s growth continues to excel with its 50th client onboarded in June.


Talos launches its London entity

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With ever growing business in Europe and the UK, Talos launches its UK entity based in London.

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... and follows with Cyprus

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Around the the same time, Talos establishes its entity in Cyprus, one of its centers of engineering talent.


Talos welcomes its 100th employee

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In the space of a year, Talos doubles its workforce from 50 to over 100 employees.



Talos moves into new offices in New York, London and Cyprus

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With its expanding team, Talos moves its people into new offices to foster its renowned collaborative culture: one in Flatiron, New York City, one in Oxford Circus, London; and one in Nicosia, Cyprus.


Talos acquires D3X Systems

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Talos expands its pre-trade capabilities into portfolio engineering. By acquiring D3X Systems, Talos supports the design and implementation of systematic investment strategies for institutional asset managers, ETF issuers, RIAs and SMA providers.

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Talos launches options trading

Talos introduced options trading on the platform in partnership with Deribit, one of the world’s largest crypto options exchanges.

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Talos named best digital asset trading platform

Talos received 6 awards in 2023, as recognition of Talos’s robust trading platform grew globally. Accolades included being named:

  • Best Trading Platform – Hedgeweek APAC, Digital Assets Awards 2023
  • Best Trading Platform – Headgeweek US, Digital Assets Awards 2023
  • Best Digital Assets Platform – The Digital Banker, Digital Assets Awards 2023
  • Best Blockchain Technology Service Provider – FX Markets Asia, FX Awards 2023


Talos celebrates 5th anniversary

Since launching in the crypto winter of 2018 by co-founders Anton Katz and Ethan Feldman in New York, Talos celebrated its 5th anniversary with a global team seated in 12 countries; with offices in New York, London, Cyprus and Singapore; serving clients domiciled in 23 countries; supporting $150+ billion in volume through the Talos platform since inception.


Talos integrates with DeFi liquidity

Talos joined forces with Uniswap, the deepest liquidity venue in DeFi, and Fireblocks to deliver an institutional-grade DeFi trading experience to clients.

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Talos connects to first US-regulated TradFi exchange

Talos connected to the CME Group, the world's leading derivatives marketplace, so clients could trade CME Group Bitcoin and Ether futures contracts using Talos's algorithms and order routing strategies.

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Talos expands further into Latin America

Talos was chosen by Brazil-based Nubank, one of the world's largest digital financial services platforms, to help optimize their digital asset execution across liquidity providers and reduce costs for their customers.

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The Talos Provider Network continues to grow

In 2023, Talos continued to expand its provider network, including prime brokers, portfolio management systems (PMS), risk management systems (RMS), fund administration and reporting providers, a staking provider, and settlement networks. To date, Talos has completed over 60 integrations.

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Our Investors

Talos is backed by some of the world’s most sophisticated digital asset investors

With their support, Talos is breaking new ground in the digital asset trading world. These foundations have enabled the business to develop a platform that performs at the level required by the most sophisticated firms.

Our Investors: Arianna Simpson

" The Talos team has built trading infrastructure for many of the world’s largest banks and asset managers, and they’re now doing just that for the institutional investors getting more heavily involved in crypto. "

Brett Gibson
General Partner, Initialized Capital

“ Talos is quietly playing a huge role in the institutional mainstreaming of cryptoassets by delivering a solution that brings new levels of efficiency, transparency and risk mitigation to the asset class. ”

Matt Walsh
Founding Partner, Castle Island Ventures

“ Talos's platform provides the same levels of stability, performance and security as the leading equities and fixed income trading systems, yet is extremely intuitive and easy to use. ”

Brian Kelly
Founder & CEO, BKCM

“ There is a growing need for trusted infrastructure to seamlessly connect the digital asset ecosystem. Talos provides the critical market structure support and enables institutions to reliably interact within this exciting new asset class. ”

Peter Sanborn
Managing Partner, PayPal Ventures

“ The company best suited to drive institutional adoption of digital assets is one that understands traditional capital markets deeply and is forward-thinking enough to fully grasp the promise of crypto. Talos is that company. ”

Arianna Simpson
Investment Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
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