“Every industry…is ripe for some kind of disruption,” says Citi Ventures’ Vanessa Colella, a veteran investor and tech expert embedded in the heart of a major multinational financial institution. In this video interview, conducted by Techonomy at a recent dinner jointly hosted with Citi Ventures, Colella speaks about the challenges and opportunities for big companies as they compete and partner with small insurgents. Her company has taken the approach of not demanding exclusivity in its dealings with startups. That has borne fruit. Citi invests in many aggressive new companies and works to invigorate its existing businesses with the DNA of the new. When she speaks about the pace of change, Colella readily acknowledges that nobody really understands what’s coming next, and says that to realize that becomes a fundamental asset and virtue.
This video is presented in partnership with Citi Ventures
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