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CME Ventures

Investor type Corporate Venture Capital
Founders Brandon Gath Brian Zboril Danny Slutsky Mark Fields Rumi Morales


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Total investments 13
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 6
Rounds per year 1.44
Lead investments 3
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 1
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Financial Services
  • Finance
  • Information Services
  • FinTech
  • Software

CME Ventures is the famous VC, which was founded in 2013. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Chicago. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. CME Ventures seemed to be an CVC arrangement as part of the organization.

Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. Comparing to the other companies, this CME Ventures performs on 20 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. When the investment is from CME Ventures the average startup value is 100-500 millions dollars. The real fund results show that this VC is 2 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The top activity for fund was in 2017. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 partakers. Despite the CME Ventures, startups are often financed by Verizon Ventures, Pantera Capital, Digital Currency Group. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Verizon Ventures, The Whittemore Collection, Seagate Technology PLC. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Verizon Ventures, Santander InnoVentures, Union Square Ventures.

The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Artificial Intelligence, Information Services. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight SparkCognition, Dwolla, OpenGamma. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

This organization was formed by Brandon Gath, Mark Fields, Rumi Morales.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Animal Feed
Food and Beverage
Information Technology
Market Research
Supply Chain Management
24 Feb 2023 Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland


Big Data
Financial Services
Stock Exchanges
$20M26 Jan 2022 Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Financial Services
Information Services
$37M19 Jan 2022 Chicago, Illinois, United States


Financial Services
Information Services
10 Jul 2021 Chicago, Illinois, United States


Financial Services
Information Services
$7M24 Jun 2021 Chicago, Illinois, United States


Information Services
Information Technology
Quantum Computing
$35M28 Nov 2017 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Financial Services
$55M15 Sep 2016 San Francisco, California, United States


Financial Services
$4M06 Oct 2015 San Francisco, California, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Cloud Computing
Information Technology
Machine Learning
Open Source
$20M04 Jun 2015 San Diego, California, United States


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