VC Managing Director @ Citi Ventures in Palo Alto, CA

Citi Ventures’ (LinkedIn, Crunchbase) mission is to drive customer-focused innovation and cultural transformation that delivers new growth and value for Citi and our clients.  We invest in startups, pilot new technologies, and test new solutions and business models with the potential to transform the future of financial services.  The team is comprised of professionals with the diverse experiences and skill sets that support Citi’s innovation leadership. Citi Ventures has offices in San Francisco, Palo Alto, New York City, and London.
We are looking for an experienced venture investor to join the Bay Area team of Citi Ventures.
Position Scope & Responsibilities:
As a Managing Director on the Venture Investing team, the individual will:
  • Join the senior management team of Venture Investing as a deal lead
  • Source, lead diligence, and complete investments that support our focus areas
  • Manage portfolio companies post-investment, manage Citi Ventures’ relationship with portfolio companies
  • Lead commercialization activity with emerging companies (both portfolio and non-portfolio) by identifying leading startups, driving pilot activity, and accelerating adoption of key capabilities
  • Build a pipeline of leading startups that fit with the strategic investment themes 
  • Meet regularly with VCs and innovation partners and attend conferences to maintain a pulse on market developments 
  • Develop market landscapes and points-of-view on emerging trends 
  • Interface/interact with colleagues in BUs and IT to understand strategic roadmaps and help synthesize Citi Ventures investment themes and focus areas
  • Lead internal thought leadership activities in coverage areas by creating and disseminating synthesis of industry trends, organize meetings with Citi management and startup roadshows 
  • Contribute to external communications to demonstrate Citi thought leadership 
  • Represent Citi at external events and financial sector forums 
  • Mentor Citi Ventures’ junior personnel to build and strengthen Citi’s market intelligence and innovation capability
  • Should be prepared for travel (esp to NYC)




  • Bachelor’s degree in an analytical discipline with 10+ years of work experience
  • At least 6 years of full-cycle venture investing experience with a venture capital firm or in a corporate venture setting
  • Network and connectivity within the venture and entrepreneur ecosystem, especially in Silicon Valley
  • Successful track record of investing and adding value to portfolio companies
  • Experience in enterprise oriented technologies, comfortable with investing in application layer or infrastructure technologies (Customer experience technologies, Martech, Cybersecurity, Cloud infrastructure, etc)
  • Ability to think analytically about businesses, strategic fit to Citi, and drive projects with a focus on creating impact
  • Additional experience in strategy, or investment banking with a focus on technology, is a plus
  • Strong relationship management, communication, interpersonal, and influencing skills at all levels within or outside the organization 
  • A top-tier academic background; an MBA or other master’s degree is a plus

If interested, please apply here.

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