Liquidity Ventures

CME Ventures

CME Ventures is the strategic investment arm of CME Group focused on building and managing a portfolio of minority equity investments.

CME Ventures acts as a bridge between core CME Group businesses and external partners to inform a firm wide understanding of emerging market structure changes while investing in key areas of opportunity.

The team’s primary goal is to drive quantifiable strategic growth and shareholder value across all areas of the firm.

Portfolio Companies


1QBit is a software company dedicated to building quantum-ready development tools and software to solve the world’s most demanding computational challenges. The company’s platforms enable the development of applications that are compatible with both classical and quantum processors. 1QBit collaborates with leading research institutions and partners with Fortune 500 clients to solve intractable industry problems found in the fields of optimization, simulation, and machine learning. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, 1QBit’s interdisciplinary team of mathematicians, physicists, software developers, and quantum computing experts uncover new ways of harnessing advanced classical and quantum computing systems.


AcadiaSoft provides workflow and communication services designed to offer derivatives collateral management. The company helps the collateral managers focus their attention on exceptions and disputes while providing electronically agreed collateral to be processed without the risks associated with manual processes, enabling market participants to communicate vital information on exposures, commitments and adjustments between counter parties in a complete, verifiable and secure manner.


Axoni develops distributed ledger software designed to integrate traditional financial technologies with blockchain currencies and transactions. The company's software offers real-time market info, deep research of trends and an extra-premium communication network and analysis platform, enabling investment funds, exchange operators and professional traders to re-platform their systems underpinning legal records, lifecycle events and cash flow calculations.


Cloud 9 is a cloud-based trader communication platform designed to empower firms with the benefits of modern communication and enhance trader workflow with actionable analytics. The company's communication platform eliminates the complexity of dealing with traditional telephone services, providing end-to-end security and voice activated trading, enabling traders to interact with parties seamlessly, increase collaboration and reduce costs.


CrossLend intermediates loans and securitises them into bonds, in which investors can invest via the CrossLend platform. The advantages of single loan securitisation: pan-European investments are made possible by means of a uniform securities structure, and can also be broadly diversified at a supranational level.

Digital Asset

Digital Asset 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.


Duco is a cloud-based data engineering platform designed to make managing data easy. The company's data engineering platform provides technology that enables financial institutions to normalize, validate and reconcile any type of data in the cloud, enabling firms to get on-demand data integrity and insight.


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.


ErisX provides an online trading platform designed for trade digital asset spot and futures contracts. The company's platform leverages its digital asset exchange and clearing house technology into reliable, compliant and robust capital markets, enabling clients to exchange cryptocurrency easily.


The Iguazio Data Science Platform enables enterprises to develop, deploy and manage AI applications at scale. With Iguazio, enterprises can run AI models in real time, deploy them anywhere (multi-cloud, on-prem or edge), and bring to life their most ambitious AI-driven strategies. Enterprises spanning a wide range of verticals, including financial services, manufacturing, smart mobility and telecoms use Iguazio to create business impact through a multitude of real-time use cases such as fraud prevention, self-healing networks and location-based recommendations. Iguazio brings data science to life.


OpenFin’s operating system is designed for the financial industry to help enable web applications to run outside-the-browser and is tailored to meet the strict security and compliance requirements of financial institutions, allowing users to avoid expensive packaging and deployment cycles and also allows for rapid and secure deployment.


OpenGamma is a market risk management platform designed to optimize financial services in the evolving markets. The company's platform offers independent services to provide an objective view of the all-in costs for derivatives users, helping the sell-side to minimize their balance sheet usage and providing the buy-side with the information they need to make smarter counter party decisions, enabling clients to improve their outcomes and earn high returns on their investment.

Orbital 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.


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.


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).


SparkCognition builds artificial intelligence systems to advance the most important interests of our society. Product categories include automated machine learning, natural language processing, endpoint and network protection from zero-day malware, and predictive maintenance for industrial physical assets.


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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