IMC Investments

Empowering next generation entrepreneurs

IMC Investments is our new venture capital arm. This collaborative initiative connects start-ups and scale-ups with our world-class expertise and financial backing to achieve long lasting value and success.

We're looking to partner with companies active in:

  • Trading of financial instruments with a focus on derivatives
  • Technology and infrastructure that enables trading and execution
  • Trading of digital assets

We especially want to hear from those who dare to imagine how things could be: the novel trading venues and fast network infrastructure providers. The specialists in blockchain technology, quantum technology, DevOps, and cloud computing.

Our investment criteria

We’re looking for partners who aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo by disrupting the standard way of doing things. People who can demonstrate their commitment to their vision, and have a drive to build a successful future together.

The companies we invest in vary considerably in size and scope. A typical first investment for example can be anywhere between 500K and 10 million euro. Better still, we’re open to investing in relevant start-ups or scale-ups operating anywhere in the world.

‘Being here to stay’ is one of our core values, so if you have a bright idea and are ready for the long haul, we’d love to hear from you.

The IMC Story

Founded in 1989, IMC brings more than 30 years of financial market experience to the trading world. At the forefront of evolution, we’re proud to be one of the first firms to realize the potential of technology in a fast-evolving financial markets environment.

After starting life as two traders on the Amsterdam options exchange, today’s IMC uses advanced low-latency solutions to connect to over 90 different trading venues worldwide.

IMC Investments is a natural extension of our story. By leveraging our capital and expertise, we want to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs—the fellow innovators who share our core values, and who can look beyond the obvious to make things happen.

How we partner

We are looking to enter into a partnership with you. What your partnership with IMC brings is our capital, and the full might of our in-house trading and technology expertise.

IMC Investments: A new chapter begins

2022 marks a key historic milestone for IMC, with the launch of IMC Investments: our in-house venture capital initiative connecting us with disruptive, early-stage companies. Seventeen-year IMC veteran and former CFO of our Amsterdam and Chicago offices, Osi Lilian, and head of IMC’s Business Strategy team, Jurjen Koksma, lift the lid on this game-changing new endeavor.

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Get in touch to get things moving

Osi is a 17-year IMC veteran with a strong Financial, Tax and M&A background.

Jurjen joined IMC in 2018 as Global Head of Business Strategy and is with his team deeply involved in IMC’s overall strategy and priorities as well as IMC Investments. Jurjen has a background in theoretical physics and developed a broad perspective on financial services through his experience at McKinsey & Company, where he worked for 6 years prior to joining IMC.

Paul, Managing Director of Business Development and Market Structure Strategy, has spent 35 years in the trading business in roles that evolved from sole proprietor on open outcry trading floors to the Board of Directors at Cboe (2005-2007) and Miax Exchanges (2017-present). Paul has used his experience to chair and participate in multiple industry committees and speak at the World Federation of Exchanges annual meetings.

Trish is the APAC Head of Corporate Development and has been with IMC since 2005. During her time, Trish has accumulated a wealth of experience from Options Market making and Delta 1 trading, to being the Head of Operations and then to leading the Corporate Development team first in Hong Kong and now in Sydney. Contact Trish for investment opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region.

Michiel started at IMC in 2007. He has been the co-lead of the Zug office and later the Amsterdam office with overall responsibility for Operations. Before joining IMC he worked in Corporate Finance and M&A for 7 years. Michiel holds a Master of Laws degree from Leiden University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Nyenrode University and the Kellogg School of Management.


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