Zain Jaffer started Zain Ventures shortly after his start-up, Vungle, was acquired by private equity group Blackstone in 2019 in a $780M acquisition.
Zain Jaffer has dealt with external investors in many roles including as a Founder, CEO, board member, shareholder, sponsor, co-investor, and limited partner. Through these experiences, Zain Jaffer witnessed how external investors can be inefficient due to having the wrong mix of general partners and limited partners.
Zain Ventures was set up as a better model to make investments without any limited partners or general partners. All assets and funds under management belong to the personal estate of Entrepreneur, Zain Jaffer, which affords Zain Ventures the unique capability to invest across a variety of asset classes, geographies, return profiles, time horizons, strategies, and without bureaucracy.
Zain Ventures employs a simple model which is to place strategic capital with fund managers it believes in and to partner with or invest directly in visionary entrepreneurs operating in the real estate or the technology industries.