Nick Sands

Nick Sands

Senior Vice President, Venture Investing

"I’m inspired by the vision of founders redefining entire categories. I’m excited to build strong relationships between these founders and Citi’s global business."


San Francisco, CA, USA


Cybersecurity, Cloud, Data & Machine Learning, Enterprise IT


Nick joined Citi Ventures in 2022 and is responsible for sourcing and executing venture investments in Cybersecurity and Cloud Infrastructure. He is passionate about serving bold entrepreneurs that are disrupting the status quo using cutting-edge technologies.

Nick started his career as a systems engineer for Lockheed Martin, where he led cross-functional engineering teams in new product development. After earning his MBA, he joined growth-stage dual-use technology firm Dcode Capital in Washington, DC. There, he helped stand up and grow the firm’s venture capital practice, investing in enterprise companies across Data, AI/ML, Cybersecurity, and Autonomous Vehicles.

Nick has an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, a BS in Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida, and an MS in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech (which he got just for fun). He enjoys competitive sports, and you can find him playing soccer, basketball, tennis, or golf on the weekends.