Xiaolei Cong

Xiaolei Cong

Vice President, Venture Investing

"I am thrilled to support entrepreneurs in reaching their bold visions of leveraging technology to improve the lives of individuals and increase the productivity of businesses."


Financial Technology, Insurance, Commerce and Payments, B2B Services, Enterprise Software


Xiaolei joined Citi Ventures in 2020 and is responsible for sourcing, executing, and managing venture investments in companies at the intersection of technology and financial services. A naturally energetic and curious person, Xiaolei is passionate about supporting entrepreneurs in their journeys to build lasting companies that leverage technology to improve the experiences of the underserved.

Prior to joining Citi Ventures, Xiaolei was a growth equity/buyout investor at Corsair Capital, a New York-based private equity firm focused on investing in financial and business services. Xiaolei began his career as an investment banker at Evercore, where he advised U.S. and international clients across the financial services, media, and technology industries on mergers & acquisitions, capital raises, IPOs, and strategic advisory projects.

Xiaolei graduated from the Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School and a B.S.E. in Systems Engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Outside of work, Xiaolei enjoys running marathons, traveling to remote locations across the world, and trying different cuisines.