Digital innovation

for on-exchange and off-exchange trading in fungible products

About Sowa Labs

Sowa Labs is a fintech specialized in predictive data analytics and disruptive applications for trading financial assets and cryptocurrencies. Our mission is to create a brand new trading experience: We want to provide investors across Europe with smart, user-friendly and reliable access to trading traditional and digital assets. We do this by using real-time data analytics in financial and crypto markets as well as artificial intelligence, for the benefit of investors. When developing trading applications, we take care to make them as reliable and simple as possible.
Sowa Labs GmbH is a subsidiary of Boerse Stuttgart Digital Ventures GmbH and has offices in Stuttgart and Slovenia.

Our journey

Sowa Labs GmbH was founded in 2013 as a spin-off of the EU research project FIRST, in which Boerse Stuttgart was also involved. Starting with predictive data analytics, the focus shifted to cryptocurrencies and digital assets - also with a view to trading applications for this asset class. In December 2017, Sowa Labs GmbH was fully acquired by Boerse Stuttgart Digital Ventures GmbH and has since then supported the digitalization strategy of Boerse Stuttgart Group. After a year in development, Sowa Labs launched the BISON app at the end of January 2019 for uncomplicated trading in cryptocurrencies on the smartphone.

Managing Directors

Dr. Ulli Spankowski

Ulli is Chief Digital Officer at Boerse Stuttgart Group. He is an experienced executive and fintech founder with a successful exit in 2017. From his working experience at Boerse Stuttgart Group, Sowa Labs, and the European Commission, he accumulated a deep knowledge ranging from financial derivatives and regulation to predictive data analytics tools, crypto currency trading and digital asset custody. Since September 2017, he has been Managing Director of Boerse Stuttgart Digital Ventures GmbH.

Ulli studied Economics and Finance at the Universities of Hohenheim, Ulm and Valencia and followed a PhD program in Finance at the University of Hohenheim with focus on market microstructure.

Dr. Miha Grcar

Miha is co-founder and Chief Technical Officer of Sowa Labs GmbH. In the course of his professional career and through his participation in various research projects at Jozef Stefan Institute in Ljubljana, he was able to acquire comprehensive know-how on semantic technologies and artificial intelligence. His expertise covers data mining, text mining, machine learning, ontology learning, recommender systems, information retrieval and language technologies. Miha is also a highly skilled and experienced software developer.

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