Dennis (Dony) Zaidi
I am a venture capital and private equity professional with 15 years of experience in a diverse array of verticals including energy, clean tech, agtech, and life sciences / health tech.
I strive to be the bridge between the world’s biggest dreams and the capital needed to make those dreams a reality. Along with embracing the lessons learned from having played a lead role in three successful exits, I also use a toolkit of formal entrepreneurship focused education from the world’s top universities (HEC Paris, Harvard, Oxford) and certification bodies to help founders achieve scalability and profitability.
I draw from a diverse array of advanced story telling skills to execute on this mission. As a certified data science professional, I can create help founders understand and execute even the most complex M&A transactions or disruptive business models. I have also won over eighteen international awards for films I have directed and use that skill set to help founders and funds create breath taking presentations and pitches that convert potential investors into highly invested business partners.
My efforts have helped CEO and management raise more than 100M in equity, debt and LP investment. I have also led detailed diligence on over 50 deals, dissecting data rooms and interfacing with experts to ensure alignment and investment potential are tangible. But my work for management doesn’t stop after they achieve an investment, I’ve helped CEOs increase revenue by over 100% while improving margins and reducing costs.
After receiving my Responsible Investment Professional Certification from RIA, I love to use my knowledge of Green & sustainable loan principles, Green bond principles, UN Sustainability Developments Goals, Climate bonds Initiative, TCFD, and other majors ESG regulations to help managers achieve their wholistic sustainability objectives.