The Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s Mark G. Fields, managing director—strategic investment group, answers questions about its startup-focused fund Liquidity Ventures 1 LLC, its investment profile, and innovation strategy. 1QBit and Wickr, a company that provides military-grade encryption on a P2P basis, are mentioned as two companies with investments from CME.
Chicago Tribune article
We have invested in a company that’s got access to [D-Wave Systems’ quantum computer] and is writing software that’s hopefully going to help solve portfolio optimization and risk management problems that financial services firms face and do it at quantum speed.
Mark G. Fields, managing director—strategic investment group, CME