Citi Ventures (CV) is Citi’s corporate innovation arm. Through Venture Investing and the Innovation Network, CV’s mission is to deliver breakthrough impact by partnering with Citi’s businesses to scale innovation and open new pathways to growth.
The Venture Investing team focuses on identifying and investing in entrepreneurs whose unique approach to core challenges will help define the future of financial services. The team brings together Citi’s business needs with portfolio companies’ technologies, services and business models to accelerate Citi’s ability to evolve in a dynamic marketplace and help portfolio companies scale. For this reason, they focus their investing efforts in financial services and next generation fintech, commerce and payments, big data and analytics, and security and enterprise IT domains.
The Venture Investing team is seeking a highly motivated self-starter to help build intelligence on focus areas and themes, build a network of experts, identify and source leading startups and entrepreneurs, perform due diligence on potential investment opportunities and assist in portfolio company management and reporting. He/she will play a critical role in developing and advancing thought leadership and domain strategy to support the business, fostering new idea generation, synthesizing the market landscape, and translating new innovative ideas into successful commercial outcomes.
This position reports to the Managing Director and Venture Lead Investor and requires a highly credible leader with broad business acumen to understand emerging business models and new technologies. The candidate must also possess the interpersonal skills to effectively nurture new relationships in the start-up ecosystem, provide valuable advice to shape start-up product road maps, influence and manage relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including executives in the local, regional and corporate offices. Most importantly, the investment manager must be relentlessly curious, as well as passionate about championing change. The person in this position will work very closely with the senior leadership team within Ventures and Catalyst partners to help drive POC’s, pilots, and commercialization opportunities.