Jimmy Zhu

"I invest in the inevitable — the technology, the teams, the entrepreneur whose capabilities will change the shape of the world."

Jimmy Zhu joined Premji Invest in 2021 and anchors the firm’s growth equity efforts across the FinTech and Consumer sectors. He is passionate about supporting businesses that are inevitable — capabilities that are created through new technologies that won’t allow us to return to the status quo — like Navan and Chainalysis.

Prior to Premji Invest, Jimmy was a senior investor at Citi Ventures, Citi’s global venture capital team. He led or sourced the firm’s investments in Honey (acquired by Paypal), OnDot Systems (acquired by Fiserv), Grab (IPO), Hopper, DriveWealth, among others. Prior to investing, Jimmy led pricing and yield management on the monetization analytics team in the Americas at Meta, and was instrumental in the creation and development of video and mobile ads. He began his career in management consulting, where he advised companies using granular data and analytics.

Jimmy received his Mathematics and Finance undergraduate degrees from MIT, and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School. While he lives the Bay Area with his wife and young children, he still says he’s from New York. He is an amateur photographer, an avid winter and aquatic athlete, and a professional loyalty points collector.

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