Regtech Start-Ups Are Focusing On Data Management, Investor Says

Early-stage businesses taking supportive rather than disruptive approach to compliance tasks

Mark Whitcroft, founding partner, Illuminate Financial Management, spoke at IDX 2016. Photo: FIA

Early-stage "regtech" companies are increasingly aiming to solve the data management problems of market participants, an investor told delegates at the IDX 2016 conference in London this week.

Mark Whitcroft is a founding partner at London-based Illuminate Financial Management, a venture capital firm with a focus on early-stage businesses in capital markets. He said the regtech start-ups Illuminate sees are generally aimed at solving for specific regulations.

"From an investment standpoint, we h

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