YC-backed Hadrius $2M Seed Round to Revolutionize SEC Compliance Using AI

Hadrius funding will be dedicated to product development. Hadrius boasts a highly skilled engineering team, with members who have garnered accolades for their work.


Hadrius, a pioneering startup in the realm of financial compliance, has successfully raised $2 million in seed funding. The company aims to streamline SEC compliance processes for Registered Investment Advisers (RIAs) and broker-dealers through the application of artificial intelligence (AI).

Hadrius’ comprehensive platform covers communications review, marketing review, archiving, trade monitoring, and more, all in an efficient and modern system.

This funding round witnessed the participation of renowned startup accelerator Y Combinator, as well as Lynett Capital, Singularity Capital, Dorm Room Fund, Unpopular Ventures, and notable founders from Arrived, SmartAsset, and FutureAdvisor, among others.

Hadrius is already automating compliance tasks for numerous firms, and a portion of the new funding will be allocated to expanding its compliance coverage to encompass additional communication channels. The company also intends to enhance its “ComplianceGPT” model and broaden its client base to encompass a diverse range of firms.

Hadrius envisions a future where compliance becomes an effortless state for financial institutions, eliminating the constant concern that often demands expensive vigilance to maintain.

Founded in 2023 and headquartered on Wall Street, Hadrius was established by a team consisting of Thomas Stewart (a serial founder with multiple successful exits), Som Mohapatra (portfolio manager and chief compliance officer), and Allen Calderwood (formerly of Google and Chime, where he held senior software engineering positions).

This trio previously founded and scaled the SEC-registered robo-advisor Quantbase, providing them with in-depth knowledge of the arduous nature of SEC compliance.

While SEC compliance is essential for fostering mutually beneficial relationships between firms and clients, it frequently entails numerous hours of effort, diverting attention from delivering an enhanced client experience in other aspects.

Hadrius emerged from the founders’ firsthand experience with this challenge.

A portion of the newly secured funding will be dedicated to product development. Hadrius boasts a highly skilled engineering team, with members who have garnered accolades for their work.

This team includes senior software engineers with nearly a decade of experience building full-stack consumer products at tech giants like Google and Amazon, automation engineers at leading fintech firms, and engineers and advisors from prominent organizations such as Chime, Robinhood, OpenSea, Citadel, and Goldman Sachs.

Hadrius is leading the charge in modernizing a compliance industry that has long relied on decades-old technology and solutions.

“We’ve noticed that, much like our own experiences, existing software and solutions often fall short in alleviating the time and effort required to meet SEC compliance obligations. The industry has remained largely stagnant for decades, and firms have been pleasantly surprised by how much more effortless, time-saving, and cost-effective Hadrius is compared to alternatives,” stated the team.

According to Hadrius, their long-term vision extends beyond the SEC, aiming to manage financial compliance for a wide array of firms, from asset managers to banks.

This approach will provide clients with the assurance that their firms are fulfilling their responsibilities while allowing institutions to allocate more resources to meet client needs across the entire financial industry.

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