We accelerate the adoption and commercialization of new technologies and business models within Citi and for our clients.
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We invest in seven key areas that are critically important to the financial services ecosystem:
Identifying emerging trends and new models in banking and financial services.
Using data in new ways to drive value and efficiencies.
Uncovering ways to better engage consumers by providing innovative offers and leveraging new payments rails and infrastructures.
Proactively solving for next-gen security threats and fraud mitigation, and enabling flexible infrastructure.
More effectively acquiring, retaining, engaging, and serving customers, while enabling remarkable client experiences across all channels.
Creating innovative technologies, products, or business models for the real estate industry.
Developing and securing distributed ledger technology (DLT), or blockchain, infrastructure at enterprise scale and leveraging it to improve multi-stakeholder processes and serve the digital asset economy.
Citi is committed to supporting “double bottom-line” companies that have a positive impact on society. We are investing $200 million of our own capital in U.S.-based companies that are applying innovative solutions to help address five societal challenges:
Training and connecting people to careers.
Increasing access to the financial system.
Improving an individual's way of life through housing, healthcare, and transportation.
Addressing issues related to energy, water, and sustainable production.
Addressing disparities in access to capital and economic opportunity through investments in companies founded by women and minorities.
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"Citi Ventures’ investment was instrumental in bolstering our company growth. The team has been an excellent partner in accelerating our innovation at a global scale and being a champion of our future business trajectory."
Cofounder & CEO, Braze (formerly Appboy)
Soon after investing in Braze, Citi Ventures introduced the company to relevant Citi businesses who saw an opportunity to build stronger customer relationships and enhance our digital capabilities through the platform. Citi Cards and Citi FinTech signed a commercial deal with Braze to power Citi’s mobile messaging capability, providing our customers with intelligent, relevant, and contextual messaging.
"HighRadius is thrilled to have Citi Ventures as both a partner and an investor. Leveraging Citi's extensive global network and capabilities, HighRadius will be able to offer an enhanced proposition to multinational corporations."
Founder and CEO of HighRadius
Citi Ventures' journey with HighRadius started when we partnered with Citi Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS) to vet startups with innovative solutions in the accounts receivable cash applications process. We identified HighRadius as the leading provider and Citi Ventures invested in the company. TTS subsequently announced the launch of Citi® Smart Match, which leverages HighRadius' distinctive automation and machine learning technology to make the cash application process more efficient and generate key insights for Citi's corporate clients.