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

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.


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 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.


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.


Filament builds hardware and software for the Industrial Internet, allowing companies to securely connect and monitor their assets through long-range wireless networks. Encrypting down to the hardware level and leveraging Blockchain technology, Filament's decentralized network stack allows any device to connect, interact, and transact value independent of a central authority. Filament has offices in Reno, Denver, Minneapolis and San Francisco.


iguazio was founded in 2014 with a fresh approach to the data management challenges faced by today’s enterprises. The iguazio Continuous Analytics Data Platform has fundamentally redesigned the entire data stack to bridge the enterprise skill gap and accelerate performance of real-time and analytics processing in big data, the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud-native applications. iguazio provides a single, secure, high-performance source of data. It enables the digital transformation of enterprise companies and simplifies real-time analytics at the edge, on-premises and in hybrid environments, complementing the offering of leading cloud providers.


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.


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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