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Travis Skelly joined the Citi Ventures New York office in 2016. Travis embraces Citi Ventures’ “best of both worlds” corporate venture model of combining value-added strategic investing with venture capital best practices by investing in high potential startups and driving engagement with Citi executives and clients. Travis invests across Citi Ventures’ five focus areas, which include Fintech, Data Analytics and Machine Learning, eCommerce, Enterprise IT, and Customer Experience and Marketing. Travis’ portfolio includes Clarity Money (acquired by Goldman), HighRadius, PPRO, ScaleFactor, Contguard, Freebird, SmartAsset, and two others not yet announced.
Travis started his career as a Financial Services consultant at Accenture, before moving to a strategy role at HSBC. During graduate school he cofounded Embarkly (an ecommerce marketplace for pet owners). After his MBA, he joined Nomura’s Leverage Finance Group where he executed debt transactions for financial sponsors and corporate clients. Most recently, Travis was an investor at FinTech Collective, a fintech-focused venture fund where he made over 20 early stage investments.
Travis received his MBA from the University of Texas and his BS in Finance and International Business from Georgetown University. In his spare time, Travis is a tortured golfer, nascent world traveler, and occasional triathlete.