Hivemind’s origins lie in the R&D division of Winton Group, a global investment management company that for more than 20 years has pioneered the use of a data-driven, systematic approach to investing in global markets.
Originally conceived as a capability within Winton, Hivemind was created for the industrial-scale collection, cleaning, and enrichment of data. Prior to Hivemind, such repetitive and labour-intensive work necessitated considerable time commitments from highly specialised researchers, rendering many projects impractical.
Hivemind’s development proved transformational for Winton, and today the majority of its large-scale research projects use Hivemind’s cloud-based platform. The platform’s success and flexibility resulted in Hivemind being incorporated in 2017 as a separate company offering services to third parties.