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Managing Director, Venture Investing
“I enjoy applying my experiences as an investor and business leader to deliver growth and innovation at Citi while partnering with world-class visionaries.”
Gaurav leads venture investing activities and collaborates with Citigroup’s senior leadership to drive internal growth initiatives as well as strategic alliances with innovative and emerging businesses. With over 15 years in various investing and operating capacities in the technology industry, Gaurav has participated in investments in dozens of private companies and has held numerous board seats.
Prior to Citi, Gaurav was Managing Director of SAP Ventures and Principal of Highland Capital. Gaurav also held leadership positions within Corporate Strategy and Product Management at Microsoft Corporation. Previously, with McKinsey & Company, he developed strategies and drove operational improvements at some of the world’s largest financial institutions and high-tech companies.
Gaurav received his MBA from the Wharton School of Finance, where he graduated Valedictorian. He earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Computer Science with high distinction from MIT. Gaurav is a co-inventor on 9 US technology patents. He is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and stays actively involved in the local entrepreneurial ecosystem.