Luis Valdich 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 in FinTech (including InsurTech and ecommerce) and Data Analytics/Machine Learning (focused on applications relevant to financial services). Luis partners with the VC/startup ecosystem and with Citi colleagues to invest in great startups and help maximize their potential while helping Citi’s franchise be more innovative. Luis co-led Citi Ventures’ investment in Clarity Money where he is a board observer.
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.
Luis received his MBA from Harvard University and BA from Franklin & Marshall College.