Two Sigma

We bring science to finance

Venture Capital
  • Program Type
    Venture Capital
  • Investment Location
    New York, Houston, Cornell Tech, Stamford, Chicago, Portland, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai

Our scientists bring rigorous inquiry, data analysis, and invention to help solve the toughest challenges across financial services.

We follow principles rooted in technology and data science as much as those found in financial services. Fields like machine learning and distributed computing guide us.

Two Sigma Human vs Machine

Each year we like to challenge ourselves with a hard, but fun, engineering problem. It always involves programming artificial intelligence systems to battle in a head-to-head competition. In previous years we’ve built AIs to play computer games, card games, and shuffleboard against our employees and each other. 2016’s epic battle saw humans and AIs squaring off across an air hockey table.

A unique platform

Our scientific approach is made possible by investment in three key areas.

Talented scientists.

Guided by the scientific method, we devise models that begin with inspired ideas and hypotheses.

  • 1,600+ employees across the world, two thirds in research and development roles
  • 4,800+ person-years of research and development
  • Powerful engineering

    Technology drives our business. We use machine learning, distributed computing, and other technologies to find connections in the world’s data.

  • 6,900+ servers in our computing environment
  • 580k+ vCPUs and 3,832 terabytes of memory
  • Transformative data science.

    We’ve been pushing the frontiers of Big Data since before it was a buzzword. To us, it’s just data. We work with vast sets of it, from tens of thousands of diverse sources.

  • 71+ PB of data and growing
  • 10,000+ data sources
  • Future Phases

    Check out an overview of each competition phase below - complete rules for each phase will be released as the competition progresses.

    Let’s Get Started.

    To apply or join the program, please submit an application.