Fellows Directory

Victoria Cheng

PruVen Capital

Victoria specializes in investing in FinTech, HealthTech, eCommerce, and Enterprise IT companies. She holds the belief that companies with scalable businesses building products with the interests of the end consumer in mind will succeed both from a financial and social impact perspective.

Victoria is a Partner at PruVen Capital, a $300MM venture capital fund backed by Prudential. Previously, she served as Director of Venture Investing at Citi Ventures, the Palo Alto, CA-based corporate venture capital arm of Citi. She invested in companies including Plaid, DataRobot, Immuta, Bluevine, Braze, Hopper, and TMP. There she also launched the Citi Impact Fund with her GPA/SPRINT partners at Citi to invest into areas of social impact including sustainability, infrastructure (housing, transportation, healthcare), workforce development, and financial capability. She also created the Seed Program that seeks to invest in early stage Seed companies founded by women and minorities. She was promoted from Vice President to Sr. Vice President to Director.

Previously, Victoria was a Senior Associate at Core Innovation Capital, a financial technology and services-focused venture capital firm based in Los Angeles. The fund sought out startups supporting the emerging middle class in America. She was involved in all aspects of the investment process, from sourcing to investing to portfolio management, and was responsible for tracking the fund's deal flow, performing industry and business due diligence, and aiding portfolio companies with corporate strategy, product development, and business development. Portfolio companies include TIO Netowrks, Ripple, and Oportun.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Victoria graduated with honors from Columbia Business School, where she was an InSITE Fellow, Vice President of the Private Equity & Venture Capital organization, and a member of the Foundation Capital Young Entrepreneurs Program. She holds a BS from Georgetown University, where she graduated magna cum laude.

Victoria serves as an advisor for the InSITE Fellowship Program, a program that brings together graduate students across universities and disciplines to support the startup community and aid students in the pursuit of their entrepreneurial interests.

Victoria is passionate about diversity and inclusion. She was a founding member of Women in Venture and serves on the advisory board of Money2020's Rise Up program.

As a member of Class 19, Victoria served her fellowship at Core Innovation Capital under the mentorship of Arjan Schütte, Managing Parter and Founder of Core Innovation Capital. She later transitioned to Citi Ventures and was mentored by Arvind Purushotham, Global Head of Venture Investing at Citi Ventures.