Red Envelope, Ep 9: From the C-Suite to VC

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Over the past few years, we have seen several senior execs in banks move into the startup/fintech community.

That journey is certainly not an easy one, especially when one serves at the highest levels in financial institutions before making that jump. Very few have managed it with the grace and success like Banesh Prabhu – our guest for this week.



Arunkumar Krishnakumar

Venture Capital, Blockchain, Crypto, Fintech and AI

#Inclusion is the new #Innovation. Arun is a Venture capital investor, speaker and writer with particular interest in Fintech, Blockchain, Crypto and AI. He loves use cases with a strong emerging markets angle to them, serving the underserved and tapping the untapped.


Theodora Lau

Founder, Speaker, Writer, Startup Advisor

Theo is a speaker, writer, and advisor, whose work seeks to spark innovation to improve consumer financial well-being and health. She is the founder of Unconventional Ventures, which focuses on developing and growing an ecosystem of corporates, entrepreneurs, and VCs to better address the unmet needs of consumers, with keen interests in women and minority founders.

Bradley Leimer

Bradley Leimer

Writer, Speaker, Advisor on Banking & Technology

Bradley is Co-Founder of Unconventional Ventures, which connects founders to funders, provides mentorship to entrepreneurs, advisory to corporates, and broadens opportunities for diversity within the ecosystem. His belief is that anyone with great ideas should have a chance to succeed.



Banesh Prabhu, senior advisor to BCG

Banesh Prabhu is the ex-global COO/CTO of Citigroup Consumer Bank International. He spent over 22 years at Citiwhere he rose to the C-Suite as the Chief Technology and Chief Operating office across 55 countries covering 80 Million customers.

He was part of Citi’s information technology leadership council and planning group through the period.


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