Arvind Purushotham


Arvind joined Citi Ventures in January of 2011 as a Managing Director, and is responsible for leading strategic investments that are critical for Citi's future growth. He brings over ten years of professional investment experience as a Silicon Valley venture capitalist.  At Citi, Arvind has led investments in Silver Tail Systems (acq by EMC), and Click Security, and has sponsored investments in companies such as Jumio, Square, Linkable Networks and ReadyForZero. Prior to Citi, Arvind was a Managing Director at Menlo Ventures. At Menlo, he was an investor in a wide range of companies, including Cavium Networks (CAVM), Intelligent Results (acquired by First Data), Jobfox, Kazeon (acquired by EMC), NCircle, Nexxo Financial, Solidcore (acquired by McAfee) and Vhayu Technologies (acquired by Thompson Reuters). Arvind started his career as a chip designer working on low power versions of the Pentium Processor® in the Mobile Group at Intel Corporation. Later he became the Program Manager of the Mobile Pentium II® Processor effort and contributed to several successful product launches.
Arvind has an MBA from Harvard, an MS in EE from Case Western Reserve University and his BTech in EE from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He lives in Palo Alto, with his wife and two sons, and enjoys running, reading and photography in his spare time.