About Us


The IOWA.rocks team is driven by a shared goal which is to liberate the industry from the restrictions and limitations imposed by the long established market data vendor monopoly. IOWA.rocks, the new financial data marketplace, is the culmination of many years of development and today is a reality. The IOWA.rocks team consists of deep industry and technical expertise combined with a successful track record of building new fintech businesses and creating significant shareholder value. Get in touch to find out more. 

David Priestley

Executive Chairman

Paul Watmough

Founder & Executive CEO

Richard Gissing

Executive CTO

Clare Walsh


Hannah Pewter

Community Manager


The Journey so far…

2010 MDX Technology Ltd formed; partners Bloomberg and Reuters, www.marketdataexchange.com registered.

2011 MDXT releases version 1, first customers go live including CMC Markets, partners Microsoft and NYSE.

2012 MDXT releases version 2, more customers go live.

2013 MDXT announces Marex Spectron go live.

2014 MDXT releases version 3, unveils server-based solutions, announces ING Bank go live.

2015 MDXT closes first round of funding via EIS (business valued at £3m).

2015 MDXT launches data distribution platform.

2016 MDXT announces Deutsche Bourse (360T), FinEx and Portfinance go live, expands in US.

2017 MDXT releases version 4, announces MarketAxess goes live, partners Symphony.

2018 Q3 Market Data eXchange renamed Project IOWA, announces new hire, Darren Bishop.

2018 Q4 Project IOWA announces first content creators including FactEntry, EVIA and others.

2019 Q1 MDXT announces corporate restructure, creates MDX Holdings and MDX Content (IOWA.rocks).

2019 Q2 IOWA.rocks launches proof of concept, adds Clinical Cube, CubeLogic and others.

2019 Q2 IOWA.rocks hosts inaugural industry roundtable, onboards first content consumers.

2019 Q3 IOWA.rocks announces more content creators including NewChangeFX, Numerco and others.

2019 Q4 IOWA.rocks commences series A funding round…

Data is the world's most valuable asset. Exploit its power.

Whether you are a data creator or a data consumer, the IOWA.rocks community is open to all. To be part of this game changing opportunity get in touch now to find out how. You will be in great company.