Co-Chair, Freshwater Advisory Board
Rumi Morales is a pioneer in identifying, investing and cultivating the emerging technologies that will define our economy’s next generation. An early specialist in digital currency, blockchain, and distributed ledger technologies, she is also a leading early investor in artificial intelligence and next generation data as they will affect traditional industries. Institutional Investor magazine named her one of most powerful dealmakers in financial technology two years in a row, and Crain’s recognized her in its esteemed “40 Under 40” list.
Morales is currently the Director of Investments at Digital Currency Group, previously she was a Partner at Outlier Ventures and 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, has invested across three continents, and lived in seven countries.