Published on December 31, 2020
The opinions expressed in this blog are solely the author's and do not reflect the views of Citi.
2020 was a year unlike any other. From a global pandemic to an economic crisis to a reckoning over racial inequity in America, the year presented more challenges and surprises than anyone could have anticipated.
Despite that, Citi Ventures continued to perform at a high level, securing several new investments and releasing a number of exciting new products and services that can help transform our enterprise, the financial system, and the world.
Here are some highlights from a memorable, impactful year.
new portfolio company
commercializations within Citi
11 projects live, including the
Proxymity® Voting Platform
new product launch: Worthi® by Citi,
a skills development platform for the future of work
product expansion: City Builder® by Citi,
a data-driven platform for place-based investing
U.S. census tracts
community development projects
college and university students engaged through Studio’s
Citi® University Partnerships in Innovation & Discovery (CUPID) program
students hired through CUPID Accelerate
students hired into other campus programs and lateral roles
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) students in attendance at Citi’s second annual HBCU Symposium, co-sponsored by CUPID
emerging technology briefings/meetings
with clients, Citi leaders and employees
Citi clients and consumers engaged through product launches and commercialization activities
startup introductions to Citi clients
speaking engagements at
events held for Citi clients, colleagues