Finatext Holdings Ltd. (Exited)



Reinvent “finance” as a “service” by developing Service/ Big data/ Platform

Finatext is a FinTech startup spun-off from the Department of Economics at The University of Tokyo. Finatext team uses their vast knowledge and experience in finance as well as their technological ability to rapidly incorporate financial information into their user-friendly UI/UX. Finatext leverages digital and data analysis technologies to provide optimal financial services to their customers.
Their merger partner, Nowcast, strives to create a world where people can get an up-to the-the-minute view of the economy. It is a start-up from the University of Tokyo that visualizes the business strategies used by industries through big data analytics using real-time economic information based on key indicators like the consumer price index. Finatext assists over 250 financial institutions, think tanks, governments, state-owned financial institutions and hedge funds in Japan and abroad to conduct economic analysis.
Finatext also operates Smart Plus, which offers securities system API services and securities business platforms. Against a backdrop where quality UI/UX is needed to expand the use of securities services, Finatext can decrease the cost of securities service development incurred by service providers and offer high quality UI/UX to all customers, through its Smart Plus platform.



Finatext was established to develop and provide high-quality real-time information unlike any other pre-existing product or service, using big data analysis. Finatext's solutions were developed by utilizing the team’s deep expertise in providing services for financial institutions and research outcomes achieved by Professor Watanabe of The University of Tokyo.


Based on deep knowledge and experience in finance, Finatext has the technological ability to rapidly analyze financial information and develop services in a user-friendly UI/UX. Finatext uses economic statistical analysis technology based on big data developed by Japan’s top professionals working at the forefront of statistics and economics research at the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, and the Bank of Japan.

UTEC’s value add

UTEC provides overall hands-on support at both levels of management (such as business planning and governance) and operations including HR.
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  • President and CEO Ryota Hayashi
    Co-founder Tsutomu Watanabe