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Quantopian Crowd-Sourcing Investment Strategy Community Grows to 160,000 Members

Quantopian's membership now totals more than 160,000 members from more than 190 countries.

The number of members is up by more than a third since the end of 2016 and has increased by more than 100,000 people since the end of 2015.

The United States has nearly 80,000 members, followed by the United Kingdom, Canada, India, China, and Australia.

“The core of Quantopian is the community we’ve created,” said John Fawcett, our CEO and founder. “We are excited to see more people joining the community and using our tools, in-depth data sets, research environment, and backtester, all for free. The result is that talented people everywhere, who never would have had access to these kinds of tools, can now develop institutional-quality investment strategies.”

Using our platform, members have run more than 8 million tests of algorithms developed using the company’s backtester.

We use our platform to crowdsource strategies and then allocate capital to the ones that meet our investment management criteria. Members receive 10 percent of the net profits generated by their strategy if it is selected. Authors whose algorithms are currently being licensed come from all over the world, including China, India, and Australia.

Algorithm authors have been allocated as much as $15 million each and Quantopian has allocated more than $150 million to the authors to date. For more information, visit

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