For over a decade now, Ramneek has had the opportunity to invest and partner closely with the entrepreneurial ecosystem of the Silicon Valley. Over the course of his career, he has both founded as well as invested in start-ups and is able to draw upon these experiences towards his mission of supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs.
He joined Citi Ventures in April 2011 to help build an investing platform to identify and invest in leading start-ups in support of the strategic needs of Citi’s consumer and institutional businesses. At Citi Ventures, he focuses on Big Data & Analytics, Commerce & Payments as well as Next Generation Fin Tech & Fin Services space and has led Citi's investments in leading companies like Square, Docusign, Jet, Jumio, Ayasdi, Datameer, Platfora, Pepperdata and DB Networks. Additionally, Ramneek is also an angel investor and advisor to companies including Cardspring (acq by Twitter), Vicarious, CheckR, Gridspace and Robinhood.
Immediately prior to Citi Ventures, he helped drive business development and sales at Zappedy, which was one of the first companies to leverage the payments rails to close the loop between online transactions and offline fulfillment. The company was acquired by Groupon to become the nucleus of Groupon Rewards, their merchant services platform.
Prior to Zappedy, he was a Partner at Battery Ventures, where he helped develop the Online to Offline (O2O) Commerce thesis and worked closely with portfolio companies including Groupon. While at Battery, he also led the India investment efforts for the firm and helped build out an investment team and portfolio in India.
He began his professional career as a design engineer at PMC Sierra and also worked on the hardware design team at TiVo.
An engineer by training, he has a MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and a B-Tech in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, where he graduated at the top of his class.
Speaker at Money20/20 Europe 2016