Luis Valdich

Managing Director,
Venture Investing

“I enjoy partnering with entrepreneurs and Citi businesses enterprise wide to help build great companies while helping our franchise thrive in the new financial services' paradigms”

Luis joined Citi Ventures in November 2015 to lead its venture investing activities in New York also covering Europe and Israel. In this role he partners closely with Citi businesses enterprise wide and with the financial technology startup ecosystem to identify and invest in attractive companies that can be strategic to Citi and where Citi can add value.

From 2008 to 2015, Luis founded and ran JPMorgan Chase's Strategic Investments group (with offices in New York, London and Hong Kong), where he was part of the investment committee, made over 40 investments, and participated on several boards. Previously Luis was a consultant at McKinsey and a principal at Softbank where he made venture investments in the US and Latin America.

Luis received his MBA from Harvard Business School and his BA in Economics from Franklin & Marshall College, magna cum laude. Luis lives in Ridgewood, NJ with his wife and kids, is involved in the NY-metro area startup ecosystem, and loves skiing, tennis, opera, collecting old books, and is learning to play polo.