Unternehmen

Über Strands

Strands entwickelt innovative Software, mit der Banken personalisierte Erfahrungen im Bereich des digitalen Bankings anbieten können. Die Strands Finance Suite beinhaltet ein umfassendes Paket an White-Label-Lösungen wie PFM, BFM, CLO und REC, all based on Big Data analytics and machine learning. 2008 revolutionierte Strands das Online-Banking durch die Installation der ersten PFM in Europa.

Von unserem Hauptsitz in Barcelona und unseren Geschäftsstellen in San Francisco, Miami, Madrid, Buenos Aires und Singapur aus versorgen wir Spitzenbanken wie Barclays, Deutsche Bank, BBVA, BNP Paribas, Bank of Montreal (BMO) und PostFinance.

Company Facts

Founded

2004

Funding Raised

$55M institutional investment

Core business

Big Data, machine learning and personalization software solutions

Locations

Offices in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Miami, Singapore and San Francisco

Customers

Serving more than 300 corporate clients around the world

Worldwide users

Finance 70 million online banking users

Retail 900 million product recommendations per month

Business units

Finance Powering FinTech innovation for digital banking

Retail Personalized recommendations boosting e-commerce business

Featured Products

Finance PFM, BFM, CLO, Product Recommender, Strands Discovery

RetailProduct Recommendation, Email Personalization, Segmentation

Grundwerte

Menschen

Alles, was wir tun, beginnt mit MENSCHEN! Wir konzentrieren uns sowohl extern als auch intern auf Menschen – ersteres durch unsere Fokussierung auf die Bedürfnisse der Kunden, letzteres durch die Schaffung einer gemeinschaftlichen Arbeitsumgebung.

Unkompliziertheit

Wir wollen die Dinge nicht verkomplizieren. Unsere Kunden und deren Kunden schätzen die Unkompliziertheit, die sich in unserer Arbeitsweise und unserem Produkt widerspiegelt: einfache, intuitive Software-Lösungen.

Design

Wir schätzen schönes, einfaches und funktionales Design. Intuitives, benutzerbezogenes Design steht im Mittelpunkt von allem, was wir tun.

Innovation

Wir liefern innovative Lösungen. Unser talentiertes und erfahrenes Team verwendet agile Prozesse für eine kontinuierliche Innovation, die unsere Kunden nicht nur zufrieden stellt, sondern sie begeistert.

Key Milestones

2015

Strands doubles its profitability, representing 34% of turnover

patent

Strands opens office in Singapore to expand operations in the APAC region

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Strands Loop is launched at Finovate Europe

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2014

Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank goes live with Strands-powered FinanzPlaner. The project was the fastest PFM implementation in Europe, with only 4 months between kick-off to going live

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Deutsche Bank

Strands presents new corporate brand identity

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patent

Strands publishes a patent on “Systems and methods regarding a purchase decision tool for determining a financial impact of a proposed purchase”

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2012

Barclays

Barclays becomes the largest PFM deployment in Europe with more than 9 million customers

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2011

Apple patent

Apple acquires Strands patent portfolio in Music Recommendation algorithms

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AI Magazine

Strands publishes a research article, “The Big Promise of Recommender Systems” in AI Magazine, leading publication in the field of artificial intelligence

Red Herring

Strands is named the winner of Red Herring Top 100 Global Award

2010

Webby Awards

MoneyStrands (B2C product of Strands) is a winner at the 14th Annual Webby Awards

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ING

ING launches the first PFM in The Netherlands powered by Strands

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Strands

Strands and Telefónica R&D co-chair and organize the 4th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems

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2008

BBVA

BBVA, one of the most innovative banks in the world, implements the revolutionary solution of Strands to deliver the first PFM in Europe

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Finance business unit is created to deliver innovation to financial institutions

Retail business unit is created to deliver personalization and recommendation solutions to e-commerce websites through a SaaS platform

Series B investment of $49M

2006

ACM Conference

Strands organizes a Summer School on Recommender Systems, which leads to the creation of the ACM Conference on Recommender Systems

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Series A investment of $6M

2004

MusicStrands

MusicStrands.com is launched, revolutionizing the music industry by offering music recommendations based on playing behavior

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offices

Strands is founded in Corvallis (Oregon, US) and Barcelona (Spain) to commercialize personalization and recommendation technologies

2003

Strands

The first Strands office opens in the building of the Advanced Research Institute of Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Francisco Martin and Dr. Marc Torrens put together a group of scientists from Oregon State University (US), the Advanced Research Institute of Artificial Intelligence (Spain), and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland) to research personalization and recommendation technologies