The client was running an obsolete FX trading platform that could not be updated or extended due to lack of source code. The client wanted to design a new scalable and robust platform from scratch which would support low latency trading. The source code would be fully owned by the client.
The client, a pre-revenue fin-tech payments and mobile commerce start-up acquired the technology assets from another firm and wished to bring a new offering to market in the mobile commerce and payments space within a 9 month timeframe. The assets acquired, however, were limited by a number of architectural short-comings.