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George Arnold Managing Principal at Knightsbridge Advisers

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George joined the senior investment team as a Managing Principal in 2007. From 2004 until beginning his tenure at Knightsbridge, George was Director and head of venture and growth equity fund investments for Citigroup Private Equity. In this capacity, he was responsible for over 100 fund relationships with commitments of $1.3 billion, sat on a dozen advisory boards, and brought Citigroup into some 29 new venture and growth equity funds, many of which are difficult to access by most investors. From 1998 to 2003, he invested directly in private technology companies alongside venture investors on behalf of Citigroup, serving as a director or observer on many of their boards including the boards of Insurance.com, ConvergeNet (acquired by Dell), Guardent (acquired by VeriSign), Mobile365 (acquired by Sybase), and Openwave (formerly Unwired Planet and Phone.com). George spent his first year at Citigroup working in the Business Strategy Development and M&A Group and worked on a majority stake acquisition of a European bank. As an investor in companies and funds, he draws on a broad technology background. He spent five years as an engineer and project manager with a Silicon Valley technology company that produces test and measurement solutions and holds a patent in the area of metallic access subscriber line testing. He is a Swiss national, a former Swiss Army officer and a graduate of the Swiss Institute of Technology (Dipl.El.- ng.ETH), who came to the US in 1992 to earn an MS in electrical engineering from Stanford University, followed by an MBA from Santa Clara University.

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