Washington, D.C. - December 8, 2015
KiwiTech, a leading provider of mobile solutions and an active investor in technology startups, has announced today the appointment of Bill Cohen as President.
Mr. Cohen was formerly Vice Chairman of Investment Banking at Barclays. He will be working closely with Rakesh Gupta, CEO and Founder, to scale KiwiTech’s startup strategy and lead the firm's next seed-stage venture fund.
"We are thrilled to have Bill join us as President of KiwiTech," said Mr. Gupta. "He has been a valued strategic advisor and will now become fully engaged in helping KiwiTech achieve its aggressive goals and deliver increasing value to our shareholders."
"I am extremely excited about joining KiwiTech's dynamic environment," said Mr. Cohen. "I am looking forward to working with KiwiTech's entrepreneurial team to expand its unique investment strategy for startups."
KiwiTech has quickly gained recognition as an innovator by investing in numerous early-stage startups and partnering with large enterprises. KiwiTech has invested in over 50 startups, spanning a wide range of industries including publishing, healthcare, media & entertainment, education, and financial services. Leveraging world-class design capability and extensive expertise with content, KiwiTech enables companies to seamlessly add mobile to their technology stack ensuring instant access to information - anytime, anywhere, and on any device. KiwiTech is based in Washington DC, with offices in New York, and New Delhi.
About Bill Cohen
Mr. Cohen worked at Lehman Brothers and Barclays from 1992-2015, most recently as Vice Chairman of the Investment Banking Division. Since the start of his career at Lehman Brothers, Mr. Cohen ran a number of global industry groups including Media, Communications, Internet, and Business Services. From 2002-2012, he was a member of the Investment Banking Business Development Committee. During his career, Mr. Cohen has advised CEOs and Boards of Directors on a wide range of strategic and capital markets transactions totaling over $100 billion. Mr. Cohen holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. He is on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for New York Cares, the largest volunteer network in New York City.