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Rumi Morales

Rumi Morales

Partner & Head of Venture Outlier Ventures


Rumi Morales identifies, invests and cultivates the emerging technologies that will define our economy’s next generation.

An early specialist in digital currency, blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, Rumi is also a leading early investor in artificial intelligence, advanced sensors, robotics and quantum computing working together with established industries. Institutional Investor magazine has noted her as one the “most powerful dealmakers in financial technology” two years in a row, and Crain’s recognized her in their esteemed “40 Under 40” list.

She is currently Partner and Head of Venture at Outlier Ventures, and previously led the venture arm of the CME Group. A proven entrepreneur herself, Rumi established the Global Markets Institute during her tenure at Goldman Sachs and launched a leading economic research firm in Singapore. She began her career in venture capital in London, Kuala Lumpur and New York, and has invested across three continents and lived in seven countries.

Rumi is a member of the Boards of the Negaunee Music Institute of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the BitGive Foundation and serves as an Advisory Board member of the Chamber of Digital Commerce. She received her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and received her MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.

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