Managing Director, Citi Ventures
Gaurav leads venture capital investments in innovative technology companies, and collaborates closely with Citigroup's executive leadership to drive internal growth initiatives as well as strategic alliances with emerging businesses on a global basis.
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 Citigroup, 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 as Valedictorian. He earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Computer Science with high distinction from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (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.