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Arvind Purushotham

Head of Citi Ventures


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United States


Arvind leads Citi Ventures, Citi's Strategic Investing and Innovation group, and co-leads Citi's Impact Fund. As a founder and leader of the Citi Ventures Investing group, Arvind grew Citi's investing activities significantly to deliver both strategic insights to business units, but also best-in-class financial performance. He has personally led investments in Fintech, Payments, Security and Enterprise Infrastructure. Under his leadership, the group has invested in category defining companies such as Plaid, Square, DocuSign, Honey, Betterment, Netskope, Tanium, Braze and DataRobot. Citi Ventures' Innovation group incubates projects based on external factors such as technological, behavioral and macro changes that affects financial services. In partnership with Citi's business leaders, the team develops products and services with the potential to serve the next gen needs of our customers and clients. Prior to Citi, Arvind was a Managing Director at Menlo Ventures for over nine years. At Menlo Ventures, he led or sponsored investments in 15 companies in enterprise applications, infrastructure and semiconductors. Arvind started his career as a chip designer working on low power versions of the Pentium Processor® in the Mobile Group at Intel Corporation. Later he became the Program Manager of the Mobile Pentium II® Processor effort and contributed to several successful product launches. Arvind has an MBA with Distinction from Harvard, an MS in EE from Case Western Reserve University and his BTech in EE from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He lives in Palo Alto, with his wife and two sons, and enjoys running, golf, reading and photography in his spare time. Specialties: Venture Capital, General Management, Innovation, Fintech, Business Development, Strategic Partnerships, Corporate Development, M&A, Big Data and Analytics, Fraud, Security, eCommerce, Payments, Financial Technologies, Financial Services, Strategy, Disruption

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Head of Citi Ventures at Citi


MBA, General Management