Developer Spotlight #7: Init.ai [blog series]

Our mission at Intrinio is to power a generation of applications that will fundamentally change the way our broken financial system works. Intrinio data feeds form the basis of large enterprise business reporting applications, fintech web-apps, mobile apps and even blogs. It's rewarding to see our product come to life at the hands of today's most innovative developers. They are building powerful things.

We're lucky to be in a business where we grow together with our customers, and we're proud to show off their hard work. Each blog in this series will feature a developer or a startup that has leveraged our financial data feeds to build something incredible.

These are their stories.

 Init.ai

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Developer Spotlight #6: PriceSeries [blog series]

Our mission at Intrinio is to power a generation of applications that will fundamentally change the way our broken financial system works. Intrinio data feeds form the basis of large enterprise business reporting applications, Fintech web-apps, mobile apps and even blogs. It's rewarding to see our product come to life at the hands of today's most innovative developers. They are building powerful things.

We're lucky to be in a business where we grow together with our customers, and we're proud to show off their hard work. Each blog in this series will feature a developer or a startup that has leveraged our financial data feeds to build something incredible.

These are their stories.

PriceSeries Blog Feature

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Sector & Industry API – [Instant Access via SIC Code]

Accessing Intrinio data for individual US equities is affordable, easy and extremely valuable when analyzing investments. What can be even more powerful at times, is accessing that data on an industry-wide or sector-wide level. We developed a Sector & Industry API so investors and developers can instantly access data to generate lucrative insights for different segments of the market. You can check out the data feed here.

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Standardized XBRL Financial Data – [Why it matters and How We Fix It]

If you want to find out what Tesla's market capitalization was over the past ten years, and you want to access that data in Excel, it seems like it should be cheap and straightforward to do so. If you're a developer and you're looking to get the Oil Industry's performance charted on your website, it seems like accessing that data should be a no brainer. Thanks to a technology called XBRL, this has become easier over the past several years.

The truth is - there is a whole world operating behind the scenes of financial data feeds. There are professionals, companies, industries, governmental bodies and hundreds of thousands of employees working to deliver you your historical market cap.

Outside of the Intrinio Fintech Marketplace there aren't many options for accessing this data. The options that do exist are prohibitively expensive for two reasons.

  1. Financial data in its raw form requires normalization.
  2. Current normalization methods are manual and outdated

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Finance API via Intrinio’s Developer Program: Free For Startups

Intrinio has a very specific mission. We want to make financial data affordable and easy to access. That mission was born out of our attempt to launch our own app, an attempt that failed because the data was too expensive. When we went searching for a finance API that could power what would later become Valuation,  all of the options were either too expensive or too difficult to access for a startup.

So we took a detour and gathered the data ourselves by focusing on building our own finance API our own way. We constructed the API to be easy to access and affordable for startups. This article explains how our mission has come full circle with the Intrinio Developer Program, our program to give free data to developers.

The Finance API

Fintech developers built Intrinio's API. This means data from the SEC, FED, and FDIC is organized the way financial analysts want to see it and delivered the way  developers want to see it. You can check out the RESTful API here. Responses are in JSON format with basic authentication administered over HTTPS. Thats a complicated way of saying making API calls with Intrinio is so simple anyone can do it.

We have sample code in languages like R, C#, Javascript, Ruby, PHP, Swift, and Python.  You can see the sample code and sample API calls here. Developers can access the finance API using any programming language via a growing number of data feeds. These feeds are available in Intrinio's Fintech Marketplace. Users can subscribe to data types like real time stock prices, 10Q and 10K fundamentals, and FDIC call reports - the list grows every week.

Intrinio makes it easy for developers by using a single API with multiple data feeds. Users can subscribe to just the feeds they need and work within a unified ecosystem. A single security master and API syntax works for all data types. Intrinio's finance API is completely focused on app builders with documentation that will feel familiar to coders everywhere.

Here is a quick video overview of the API:

The Developer Program

We've done our best to make the API accessible. The Developer Program makes it affordable.  Our paid plans are certainly affordable, with redistribution included for startups as well as enterprises and no seat licenses. The developer program takes this affordability one step further by giving free access to startups for 6 months.

Our team remembers what it was like to have nothing but energy and an idea. In many industries this is all it takes, but in fintech getting data is a major barrier to building a minimum viable product. Just getting started can take major funding.

The developer program solves this problem for startups. By simply messaging our team and filling out a 1 page application, developers can get to work for free.

Any developer or startup company with plans to build a public facing app qualifies as long as they have less than $10,000 in monthly recurring revenue and less than $200,000 in funding.

Feeds with "Developer" options qualify for free finance API access

Data feeds with a "Developer" option qualify for free finance API access

Developer program participants get free access to numerous data feeds. They also get support from Intrinio's team. They can chat with our data experts or get on a call with our developers. Intrinio will even provide marketing support. We write feature articles about the participating startups and drive traffic right to their sites. Our goal is to help developers succeed.

Whats the catch?

You have to pay after 6 months! Intrinio moves developer program participants to startup plans at the end of the program. These plans cost between $50 and $500 a month with most startups paying roughly $300 a month to redistribute Intrinio data in their application. These costs are designed to be affordable on a startup's budget. Developers who have compared finance APIs will notice Intrinio's prices are missing some $0s.

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Financial Data API: Affordable, Easy Access for Analysts and Developers

Financial analysts and fintech developers everywhere are realizing they have choices when it comes to sourcing financial data. Intrinio's financial data API strives to increase those choices by offering a wide variety of data types that are affordable, easy to access, and high quality.

Traditional data providers have enjoyed monopolies on this data for decades, making financial data APIs expensive or limiting access. This article shows how Intrinio is changing things.  Keep reading for examples of the data types Intrinio offers, how they can be accessed, and how much they cost.

This article shows how to get started if you are not familiar with Intrinio. You can create a free account and start accessing data feeds that have free plans, like the US Public Company Financials and US Global & Economic data feeds.

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Getting Started With Intrinio

Intrinio is on a mission to provide financial data in a way that is flexible and affordable so that fintech developers can build the next generation of game changing applications for investors. Our ecosystem includes the APIs developers need to build those applications as well as the applications themselves, allowing developers and investors to come together in the same marketplace.

What follows is a quick introduction to the resources and steps both types of users will need to take to get started with Intrinio.

What is the Intrinio Fintech Marketplace?

Cutting through the marketing jargon here is what Intrinio provides. We provide a bunch of different data feeds that allow users to access many different kinds of financial data. The marketplace lets users sign up for the data they need and the pricing plan that fits their needs.

Once a user has access to data, they can analyze the data in an application like Excel or they can build their own application like Vantage for other users to use. These applications, which rely on data from the marketplace, are also available for users in the marketplace.

The idea is to provide the data users need as well as lots of new applications to make that data even easier to analyze. You can browse the apps and browse the data feeds Intrinio provides and see the prices, terms, and limits for those products in the Marketplace.

Signing Up

Signing up for Intrinio is free and easy- all we require is an email and a password, no credit card, no spam. You can signup at www.intrinio.com/login. This will give you access to your account page where you will see your subscriptions as well as three tutorials for accessing Intrinio data through an Excel add-in, a Google Sheets add-on, or directly through an API.

The Account Page

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Introducing the Intrinio Fintech Marketplace

Intrinio launched a fintech marketplace this week and this blog explains why Intrinio is making this change, how the user experience will be the same, and how it will be different.

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Intrinio's mission is to help investors save money and make time so they can live more meaningful lives. Investors need innovative applications that make data entry and analysis easier so they can spend more time conducting research, generating insights, and questioning assumptions.

The challenge developers face in creating these applications is getting data- traditional data providers make financial data for app development expensive and hard to use.

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Stock API For Fintech Developers: How To Get Started

Intrinio's stock API was designed by financial professionals for developers, a rare situation in the world of FinTech. This makes the API easy to integrate and scale for a developer while the data structures are intuitive for financial analysts.

Even with this solid foundation,  getting started with the API can be challenging- developers need to understand how to work with a RESTful API AND understand financial data. This article explains a few of the resources Intrinio has made available to help you get started. It contains 4 major sections:

  • A summary of the tools you'll need to get started using the API
  • An explanation of how to make your first API call
  • A list of sample API calls to show you what is possible
  • A list of SDKs that include sample code in many languages

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