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18 months in, CME Ventures has sharpened its focus

18 months in, CME Ventures has sharpened its focus

Since CME Group launched its startup investment arm CME Ventures 18 months ago, it has refined its investment focus and taken stakes in six companies. It flushed out one investment target from an unlikely source: an internal CME human resources program. Rumi Morales ⇒, executive director of CME Ventures, explains. Q. How has CME Ventures evolved? A. It’s evolved insomuch that we’ve been able to define with more precision the types of companies we’re seeking to invest in. We’re looking at five general categories: security, real-time payments, what I call precision big data, machine learning or deep learning, as well as next-generation computation technologies....

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