William Beacham is the founder of Seamless Capital, an algorithmic company that trades sports markets, specifically Hong Kong horse racing, but also soccer and tennis.
But Will didn’t expect this to happen…
He spent his teenage years aspiring to become a professional poker player. That was when Will’s friend George, who recently retired from his one of the big HFT companies, pitched the idea of trying to apply a similar strategy to a sports betting exchange.
Over time, the two developed several winning strategies, but George later returned to the financial markets and Will remained active as a one-man band. However, the gamble paid off and he has since expanded his business to his 15-person team, achieving annual turnover of £50 million and posting a seven-figure profit and loss.
Topic and Timestamp:
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- 02:47 – Aspiring Pro Poker Player: Will’s teenage ups and downs.
- 24:45 – Algorithmic sports betting: A quantitative trader changes the course of Will’s life.
- 54:42 – Seamless Capital: Markets, Liquidity, Opportunity, Competition, Research.
- 1:13:42 – Team building: One-man band first steps, hiring mistakes, restarts.