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We are delighted to announce Motive Partners portfolio firm QOMPLX's recent funding round and the unv
July 28 · Issue #154 · View online
We are delighted to announce Motive Partners portfolio firm QOMPLX’s recent funding round and the unveiling of its new brand, from Fractal Industries to QOMPLX.
QOMPLX makes it faster and easier for organisations to integrate all of the disparate data sources across the enterprise into a unified analytics infrastructure to make better decisions. 
Rob Heyvaert, Managing Partner at Motive Partners said:
“Enterprises are struggling with enormous volumes of data, in a myriad of different formats from an ever-increasing number of sources. Qomplx’s analysis tools are designed to deliver a leading decision-making capability. We believe this is a highly complementary investment to our portfolio, backing Qomplx’s technology ecosystem and integration layer and the firm’s focus on providing customers with a true data-driven experience and better decision-making.”
William Foley II, Board Member of QOMPLX and Chairman of Cannae Holdings, Inc. said:
“QOMPLX is well positioned for rapid growth as a mission-critical technology infrastructure company and I look forward to working with them in my new role. The company’s leadership has a long-term vision to help organizations see data and disparate systems not as a negative but as an opportunity to build competitive advantage. We believe this investment will strengthen and solidify QOMPLX’s market position as a committed partner to customers and leading provider in the rapidly growing data and analytics market.”

Motive Podcasts
Next week on the Future of Finance podcast series, we bring you Christoph Kanneberger, Founder and Managing Partner at APEX Ventures, a Europe-based early stage Venture Capital Fund that invests in start-ups grounded in unique and protectable technology.
Warning: Get your pen ready! This episode is fast, punchy and fascinating.
Our favourite moment?
06:35 - Christoph shares his advice on the best way for founders and entrepreneurs to engage with APEX.
All episodes are on Apple PodcastsSpotify or Google Podcasts.
FinTech of the Week
Our FinTech of the Week is QOMPLX, an intelligent decision platform provider that utilises advanced software techniques including artificial intelligence and machine learning to help organisations better manage data, understand it and as a result make better decisions.
QOMPLX integrates, contextualizes, and analyzes data from virtually any source to help you identify operational risk and inefficiencies throughout your enterprise. They also provide transformative tools to mitigate these challenges.
Well, as you know, it’s been a milestone week for QOMPLX having raised $78.6 million in Series A financing and rebranding from Fractal Industries.
Secondly, Complex ≠ Complicated.
While “complexity” is often viewed as a negative attribute, the most powerful things in life are complex. Planet Earth. Global enterprises. Human beings.
Rick Nason of Dalhousie University’s Rowe School of Business explains in his book It’s Not Complicated: The Art and Science of Complexity in Business, “if you manage complex things as if they are merely complicated, you’re likely to be setting up your company for failure.“ Eliminating complexity would make no sense. Embracing complexity and harnessing it is the path to success.
And that’s where QOMPLX comes in… 
QOMPLX: They embrace complexity so you don’t have to.
How can I find out more?
Interesting people and organisations reach out to QOMPLX everyday. They’d love to hear from you too. Find QOMPLX on LinkedIn or visit its website.
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