Results tagged as "citi ventures"

  • Five Emerging Tech Trends to Watch in 2019

    By Beth Devin, Head of Innovation Network & Emerging Technologies, Citi Ventures January 06, 2019 08:00 AM

    It's that time of year — when the technology news circuit is full of predictions of the next big trends on the horizon. Here are five technologies that could have a major impact on financial institutions and their clients in 2019 and beyond.

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  • Build, Buy, and Partner

    By Beth Devin, Head of Innovation Network & Emerging Technologies, Citi Ventures September 04, 2018 02:00 PM

    Since the early days of industry, business and technology leaders have mulled over whether to build or buy new technology solutions. Developing unique products in-house and purchasing turnkey services from third-party vendors each presents its own set of upsides and downsides, and the rapid innovation in the technology space offers a wealth of options for both builders and buyers to navigate.

    As technology embeds itself in every company, it can be useful for businesses to have a framework for when to buy, when to build, and when to partner on technology solutions.

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  • Technology scouting: How companies can discover what’s next

    By Beth Devin, Head of Innovation Network & Emerging Technologies, Citi Ventures June 18, 2018 12:30 PM

    ​The mainstream adoption of new technologies underpins much of the disruption we see in the world today. Big data, mobile, and the cloud are now household words, and together they enable businesses and consumers to operate in ways that weren’t imaginable several years ago.

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  • Turning How We Innovate Inside Out

    By Vanessa Colella, Head of Citi Ventures and Chief Innovation Officer, Citi November 27, 2017 05:30 PM

    Technology continues to disrupt established industries at an astonishing rate. At Citi, we’ve embarked on a radically different approach to innovation, both by partnering with our clients to co-create new offerings and also engaging our employees across businesses in this work.

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  • Where FinTech Goes Next

    By Vanessa Colella, Managing Director, Global Head of Venture Investing & Strategic Growth Initiatives November 30, 2016 01:00 PM

    “What will the next breakout fintech company be?”

    That was a central topic of discussion and debate among the panelists I served with at last month’s Money20/20 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada where thousands of participants convened to exchange views and gain insights into the future of financial services innovation. As Citi’s Global Head of Venture Investing & Strategic Growth Initiatives, I shared my view that the next big fintech company will likely engage many consumers but may never be recognized as a household name, because it will operate largely behind the scenes, creating seamless, reliable experiences for customers.

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  • Collaborating with the Startup Ecosystem

    By Arvind Purushotham and Ramneek Gupta, Managing Directors and Co-Heads of Venture Investing, Citi Ventures August 09, 2016 04:00 PM

    Jennifer Fitzgerald, Founder & CEO of PolicyGenius; Sunil Hirani, Co-Founder & CEO of TrueEx; Simon Moss, CEO of Pneuron; Alexa von Tobel, Founder & CEO of LearnVest; Arvind Purushotham, Managing Director & Co-head of Venture Investing at Citi Ventures

    Today’s pace of technological change calls for a radically open approach to innovation, and both startups and established companies have a lot to learn from one another. To further facilitate this important dialogue, Citi Ventures invited 25 of the most innovative startups in the global entrepreneurial ecosystem to join some of Citi’s top executives, including Citi CEO Mike Corbat, for a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences.

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  • Citi Innovation Lab Spotlight: Tel Aviv, Israel

    By Lyron Wahrmann, Israel Lab Head November 12, 2015 01:00 PM

    Note: Citi has a global network of labs that drives innovation throughout our businesses. Located across the U.S., Ireland, Israel and Singapore, Citi Innovation Labs are pioneering and testing disruptive new solutions for our customers. The labs are managed by the businesses, and Citi Ventures, led by CEO Debby Hopkins, coordinates the global network that connects them together. Citi Ventures’ Innovation Network also manages an internal Acceleration Fund to promote rapid experimentation and discovery, particularly around the most disruptive business models and emerging technologies. This blog series will highlight the important innovative work of the labs worldwide.

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  • Shanghai-based Start-Up DDMap Receives Strategic Investment from Citi Ventures

    By Wei Hopeman, Managing Director and Asia Venturing Head, Citi Ventures November 21, 2012 01:00 PM

    Citi Ventures focuses on innovation and makes strategic equity investments in emerging technologies that can shape the future of money. The Citi Ventures Asia team recently invested in DDMap, one of the largest lifestyle information websites and mobile-offers platforms in China.

    DDMap is a leader in China in online-to-offline commerce - providing consumers with lifestyle information through the internet and mobile internet, and motivating them to visit a physical store. It does this by aggregating deals and listings for many of China's major retailers and delivering them to consumers online and on the move (via its mobile apps DDcoupon and DDlife).

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  • Citi Ventures' Busy Burr Receives 2012 Innovators Spotlight Award

    October 11, 2012 12:00 PM

    Consulting firm Frost & Sullivan presented Citi Ventures' Busy Burr with its Innovators Spotlight Award for 2012 during its GIL event in California's Silicon Valley. A global community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership, GIL is focused on engaging, sharing, and inspiring a continuous flow of new ideas and fresh perspectives that leverage innovation as a resource to help shape a better future.

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  • Citi Ventures Invests in Mobile Payment Technology Square

    By Chris Kay, Global Head of Investments and Incubations, Citi Ventures September 21, 2012 04:00 PM

    Citi Ventures collaborates with internal and external partners on new ventures that have the potential to help Citi clients succeed, to generate new value for Citi and to transform the banking industry. We are proud to announce a strategic investment in Square, a payments innovator.

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