39 min

Harshul Sanghi, Founder & Global Head of Amex Ventures -- Reflecting on 10 Years of Investing Wharton FinTech Podcast

    • Technology

Gabriela Ariana Campoverde sits down with Harshul Sanghi, Founder and Global Head of Amex Ventures. Harshul has over thirty years of operating experience, and for the past 10 years has led the venture arm of American Express and oversees global investment activity across the company. To date, Amex Ventures has invested in 80+ companies and has offices in New York, San Francisco, and Boston.

He has led investments in Abra, Better.com, Bill.com, Boom Supersonic, Boxed, Instacart, Learnvest, FalconX, Finix, Next Insurance, Philanthropi, Plaid, RetailNext, Stripe, Toast, and Turo, among others. Amex Ventures now has a portfolio valued at over $1 billion dollars.

In this episode you will hear about:
- The birth of Amex Ventures
- 10 years of investing
- What differentiates Amex Ventures from other corporate VCs
- Investment-worthy trends in the payments space
- Harshul Sanghi’s career
- And much more!

About Harshul Sanghi

Harshul Sanghi founded Amex Ventures in 2011 to accelerate the digital transformation of American Express by investing in and partnering with innovative start-up companies. Prior to joining Amex, Harshul was Managing Director of Motorola Mobility Ventures and has over 30 years of operating experience.

About Amex Ventures

Amex Ventures invests in and partners with start-ups to accelerate innovation for consumers and businesses. For additional information on Amex Ventures, please visit www.americanexpress.com/us/business/american-express-ventures

For more FinTech insights, follow us below:

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Gabriela’s LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/gcampoverde

Gabriela Ariana Campoverde sits down with Harshul Sanghi, Founder and Global Head of Amex Ventures. Harshul has over thirty years of operating experience, and for the past 10 years has led the venture arm of American Express and oversees global investment activity across the company. To date, Amex Ventures has invested in 80+ companies and has offices in New York, San Francisco, and Boston.

He has led investments in Abra, Better.com, Bill.com, Boom Supersonic, Boxed, Instacart, Learnvest, FalconX, Finix, Next Insurance, Philanthropi, Plaid, RetailNext, Stripe, Toast, and Turo, among others. Amex Ventures now has a portfolio valued at over $1 billion dollars.

In this episode you will hear about:
- The birth of Amex Ventures
- 10 years of investing
- What differentiates Amex Ventures from other corporate VCs
- Investment-worthy trends in the payments space
- Harshul Sanghi’s career
- And much more!

About Harshul Sanghi

Harshul Sanghi founded Amex Ventures in 2011 to accelerate the digital transformation of American Express by investing in and partnering with innovative start-up companies. Prior to joining Amex, Harshul was Managing Director of Motorola Mobility Ventures and has over 30 years of operating experience.

About Amex Ventures

Amex Ventures invests in and partners with start-ups to accelerate innovation for consumers and businesses. For additional information on Amex Ventures, please visit www.americanexpress.com/us/business/american-express-ventures

For more FinTech insights, follow us below:

Medium: medium.com/wharton-fintech

WFT Twitter: twitter.com/whartonfintech

Gabriela’s Twitter: twitter.com/byGabyC

Gabriela’s LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/gcampoverde

39 min

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