Kite Connect for startups

Build full fledged trading and investment platforms with simple HTTP/JSON APIs.

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What is it for?

Building innovating trading and investment platforms. You can use the Kite Connect APIs to execute real orders, obtain live market data, manage portfolios and more. Make your platform market execution ready within minutes without the hassles of becoming a stock brokerage.

In addition, via Kite Connect, your platform immediately becomes open to 4+ million clients of Zerodha who can sign in and execute trades with just a few clicks.


Building technology for capital markets is difficult due to the lack of an easily accessible technology framework and due to the huge number of complex legal and regulatory requirements. Obtaining a broking license and setting up a brokerage is a mammoth of a task, time, cost, and effort wise.

We happen to have gone on this journey ourselves, and now with a decade worth of effort and experience, we have opened up our infrastructure and platform to enable and encourage innovation in the capital markets in India.

Kite Connect delivers end-to-end broking as a service, from onboarding, KYC and account opening, to customer support. You can focus on building your investment platforms using our APIs and let us deal with the operational and regulatory details.

With Kite Connect, kick-starting an investment platform can be done in minutes!

Do you need approvals?

Yes. Once the platform is ready, Zerodha can assist in obtaining necessary regulatory approvals.

What about fees?

If your platform is targeted at the mass retail market, the Kite Connect APIs are available free of cost. For more information, write to [email protected]

What about revenue sharing?

Please write to [email protected] to learn more.

Getting started

Kite Publisher

With a few lines of HTML and Javascript, embed trade buttons on your website or mobile app and allow visitors to execute trades with just a couple of clicks.

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