As we wrap up 2019, I am proud to reflect on an incredible year for both Citi Ventures and Citi. 2019 was the most productive year in Citi Ventures’ history, while Citi capped off a year of strong performance by being named the most responsible financial institution in America – a powerful reflection of our commitment to our clients in everything we do.
These achievements bring me great joy, but what I love most of all is the opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds in financial services, innovating across the enterprise and working together to take our organization into the future.
Here is a summary of Citi Ventures' exciting year by the numbers:
new portfolio company
commercializations within Citi
new product launches
700+ college and university students served through Citi® University Partnerships in Innovation & Discovery (CUPID)
hackathons held, including first European hackathon in Milan
new product launch (City BuilderSM by Citi), Studio's first ever
pieces of thought leadership material published
third-party and academic collaborations
experiments with emerging technology
speaking engagements at external conferences
events held for Citi leaders and startups, including our first-ever Enterprise Technology Summit
Proof-of-Concepts / co-creations
5 major awards received: