Liquidity Ventures

CME Ventures

As an industry leader, CME Group recognizes the need to foster innovation – both within and outside of our company. With that in mind, CME Ventures LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CME Group, Inc., makes minority stake investments in early stage technology companies whose innovative products and services may impact CME Group’s business in the longer term.

CME Ventures seeks companies with technologies that could impact platforms and systems, enhance user experience, or provide new products and services in the financial ecosystem of the future. 

Supporting the development of new technologies enables CME Group to strengthen our business and to provide enhanced services to our customers.

Portfolio Companies

1QBit1QBit
1QBit is a quantum computing software development company that provides an accessible framework for practitioners to access the power of Quantum computing without needing to understand the underlying complexities. They offer software that reformulates financial problems into a format that speaks natively to the only commercially operating quantum computer: the D-Wave II. The D-Wave II offers significant speed improvements in solving very complex, computationally-intensive problems.

Digital Asset HoldingsDigital Asset Holdings
Digital Asset Holdings builds distributed, encrypted straight through processing tools. Its technology improves efficiency, security, compliance and settlement speed. The New York headquartered firm has offices in San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Budapest, and London.

 

Digital Currency GroupDigital Currency Group
Digital Currency Group aims to accelerate the development of a better financial system. Based in New York, it builds and supports bitcoin and blockchain companies by leveraging insights, network, and access to capital.

 

DwollaDwolla
Through its simple yet dynamic APIs, Dwolla is providing modern businesses and platforms a powerful infrastructure to quickly access and leverage the nation's bank transfer system, called ACH. When directly connected to financial institutions through its FiSync API, Dwolla enables real-time authentication and authorization of bank accounts, as well as instant confirmation and availability of good funds.

 

FortscaleFortscale
Fortscale's user behavior analytics (UBA) solution combines expertise from the Israeli Defense Force's elite security unit, big data analytics and advanced machine learning to deliver the holy grail of enterprise security: The ability to rapidly detect and eliminate insider threats.

NervanaNervana
Founded by experts in machine learning, neuroscience, and computer engineering, Nervana is developing the next generation of solutions to tackle challenges in data analysis and computation. Using deep learning as a computational paradigm, they are optimizing from algorithms to hardware to develop intelligent solutions for real-world problems. Nervana is bringing unprecedented scale and simplicity to these brain-inspired algorithms.

 

Orbital InsightOrbital Insight
Orbital Insight is a geospatial big data company leveraging the rapidly growing availability of satellite, UAV, and other geospatial data sources. The company's goal is to understand and characterize socioeconomic trends at global, regional and hyperlocal scales.

 

PowerlyticsPowerlytics
Powerlytics provides financial insights and analytics through comprehensive, accurate, and granular consumer and business financial data. The data is derived from IRS tax returns, U.S. Census and the Department of Labor.

RippleRipple
Ripple provides global financial settlement solutions to enable the world to exchange value like it already exchanges information - giving rise to an Internet of Value (IoV).

 

SparkCognitionSparkCognition
SparkCognition is the world's first Cognitive Security Analytics company. SparkCognition has developed cutting-edge machine learning technology that model physical and virtual assets, continuously learn from data, and derive intelligent insights to secure and protect assets around the clock.  

 

WickrWickr
Founded by privacy advocates and cryptography experts, Wickr allows people to communicate privately, using military-grade, patented encryption technology. The app offers consumers the ability to send self-destructing text, photo, and video messages. For enterprises, Wickr enables secure, authenticated, and compliant communications within a company and between a company and its customers. The sender or enterprise controls the amount of time that a communication of any type persists in cyberspace.

 

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