Citi Ventures is the venture capital firm specializing in incubation and seed investments in the Fintech sector. It seeks to invest in startups. The firm seeks to invest in financial services industry and transformational technologies, including those that leverage the power of social media and information analytics with a focus on commerce and payments; security, cybersecurity, and enterprise IT; big data and analytics; machine learning, and financial technology. Within big data and analytics platform, the firm seeks to invest in companies that address the following needs: distributed Big Data infrastructure management; text analytics on massive unstructured data sets; Natural Language Processing interfaces; graph technologies; exploratory analysis and the discovery of hidden insights in complex data structures; security and governance for Big Data and next-generation business intelligence (BI); visualization tools; and marketing technologies. It invests globally. It also prefers to invest in Israel. The firm prefers to invest in companies which are relevant to Citi’s business. It partners with leading companies either directly or through joint ventures to invest in portfolio companies. It makes minority investments and do not require exclusivity, nor do they intend to acquire the portfolio companies. The firm also funds proof-of-concept tests for startups.

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Parent CompanyCiti
HQPalo Alto, CA, US
Citi Ventures was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, US
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Key People/Management at Citi Ventures

Christina Cole

Christina Cole

Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Kerry Grosch

Kerry Grosch

Operations Manager, COO Team
Steven Lipponer

Steven Lipponer

Director, Competitive Strategy and Operations
Nikhil Batheja

Nikhil Batheja

Senior Vice President, Strategy Lead
Caitlin Flanagan

Caitlin Flanagan

Program Analyst
Vanessa Colella

Vanessa Colella

Head, Chief Innovation Officer
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Citi Ventures Office Locations

Citi Ventures has offices in Palo Alto, New York, Queens, San Francisco and in 3 other locations
Palo Alto, CA, US (HQ)
260 Homer Ave Ste 101
New York, NY, US
388 Greenwich Street, 388 Greenwich St 5ᵗʰ floor
Queens, NY, US
1 Ct Square E
San Francisco, CA, US
One Bush Plaza, 1 Market St #1550, San Francisco
Tel Aviv-Yafo, IL
58ᵗʰ floor, Menachem Begin St 121
Singapore, SG
8 Marina View, 18ᵗʰ floor Asia Square Tower 1
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Citi Ventures News and Updates

Lightspeed, Citi Ventures join $25m round of Australian edtech startup

Forage creates online courses for college students that emulate real working environments.

The head of Citi Ventures on how, and why, to leverage corporate venture arms like his

At our recent Early Stage event, we had the opportunity to talk at length with Arvind Purushotham, the managing director and global head of Citi Ventures, about how startups should think about corporate venture arms, including what a check from an enterprise like Citi can mean, and how to leverage t…

Citi Ventures head honcho Arvind Purushotham is coming to TC Early Stage

Corporate venture capital used to get a bad rap. The money flowed from corporations into startups when times were good, and quickly disappeared when the market turned. But startups and corporations discovered something over time: They’re a lot stronger together no matter the market conditions. Most …

Citi Ventures joins $44.3 million round in lending network Splash

Splash Financial, a digital lending platform that helps borrowers shop and compare financial products from a network of lenders, has secured $44.3 million in a new Series B funding round.

Citi Ventures is poised to have its biggest year yet. Its global head details how the firm is tackling growing competition.

Summary List PlacementCiti Ventures is set to have the biggest year of funding in its 10-year history as investing in startups surges thanks to an increase in competition. The venture investing arm of Citigroup had an active 2020, with 16 new investments and nine follow-ons. However, Arvind Purush…

Citi Ventures joins $3 million round in parental expense tracking app Ensemble

Ensemble, the expense tracking app for co-parents, announced its launch today and a $3 million seed investment by TTV Capital, Lerer Hippeau, and Citi Ventures.
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Citi Ventures Online and Social Media Presence

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Citi Ventures Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Citi Ventures founded?

    Citi Ventures was founded in 2010.

  • Who are Citi Ventures key executives?

    Citi Ventures's key executives are Christina Cole, Kerry Grosch and Steven Lipponer.

  • Where is Citi Ventures headquarters?

    Citi Ventures headquarters is located at 260 Homer Ave Ste 101, Palo Alto.

  • Where are Citi Ventures offices?

    Citi Ventures has offices in Palo Alto, New York, Queens, San Francisco and in 3 other locations.

  • How many offices does Citi Ventures have?

    Citi Ventures has 7 offices.