Data-driven quantitative analysis. Automated trading.
Presto Labs was founded in 2014 by Yongjin Kim, Yongwoon Cho, and Jaewon An, three partners with a common drive: to build a better automated trading system.
Yongjin began his algorithmic trading career at Jump Trading after graduating MIT in 2009. In his time as a junior trader, he created and managed automated trading strategies based on scientific methodologies in global derivatives markets.
Yongwoon fell in love with programming back when computers booted off floppy disks. He wrote his own video games and won several programming contests on his way to studying computer science at KAIST and then interning at Google.
Jaewon started programming at age 10. He won a gold medal at the Korea Olympiad in Informatics in 2000 and was an ICPC World Finalist in 2010. He studied computer science at Sogang University and then interned at Google.
By the time Yongwoon and Jaewon met during their internships at Google, they had both been toying with algorithmic trading strategies in the Korean derivatives market. They quickly discovered their shared belief that a fast and reliable data-driven system was the future of trading, and it was clear they needed an experienced trader to help them take things to the next level – so they called their old friend Yongjin. It wasn’t long before the trio knew it was time to found a company together.
Today, Presto Labs has grown to more than 35 employees. World-class engineers and researchers share offices in Singapore, Shanghai, and Seoul.
Data-driven quantitative research. Automated trade execution on our proprietary system.
Full follow-up analysis. Every time.
Great ideas. Always wanted.
The Presto Labs team is made up of world class engineers and researchers.
We love bold ideas, and because we’re an agile team, brilliant ideas get implemented fast. Are you ready to get to work?