Luis ValdichManaging Director, Venture Investing at Citi Ventures
Luis joined Citi Ventures in late 2015 as a Managing Director and leads its New York office and venture investing activities in the US east of the Rockies and Europe. Luis invests across four of Citi Ventures’ five focus areas: Financial Services & Technology, Commerce & Payments, Marketing & Customer Experience, and Data Analytics & Machine Learning –with emphasis on alternative data and applied AI/ML relevant to financial services. Luis partners with the venture and startup ecosystem to invest in distinctive startups. In parallel, Luis partners with Citi colleagues to foster commercial collaborations that are valuable for the startup and help Citi’s franchise to be more innovative. Since joining Citi Ventures, Luis has invested in four startups including Clarity Money, where he is a board observer, and three others that have not been announced yet.
From 2008 to 2015, Luis founded and ran JPMorgan Chase's Strategic Investments group; he was part of the investment committee, made over 40 investments, and participated in several boards. Previously Luis was a consultant at McKinsey and venture capital principal at Softbank where he invested in four startups.
Luis received his MBA from Harvard University and BA from Franklin & Marshall College