Dan Mirkin has been a pioneer and driver of new technology in the financial marketplace for over 15 years. After graduating from the University of Texas, Dan Mirkin started a hedge fund specializing in active trading of index derivatives. In 1995 Dan Mirkin became entrenched in the Direct Access trading technology revolution. He contributed to the design and testing of CyberTrader, the first commercially viable Direct Access trading platform which was acquired by Charles Schwab for $400 million USD in 2000. In 1998 Mr. Mirkin founded FutureTrade Technologies in an effort to bring Direct Access technology to the institutional market. In April 2000 FutureTrade raised an initial amount of $4 million USD in venture capital. As CEO Dan Mirkin developed the software and business infrastructure that allowed FutureTrade to successfully port their Java based equities platform to the institutional market place. In March of 2002 FutureTrade successfully completed a $17 million USD round of financing lead by Menlo Venture.
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