Zack’s belief that the systems-level thinking integral to environmental science coupled with Deep Tech can help tackle many of our urgent real-world challenges led him to co-found DCVC in 2010. He brings to bear over 20 years in Silicon Valley as an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, adviser, and angel investor.
Zack is Co-Founder of DCVC and Co-Managing Partner across its family of funds, and his current investments on behalf of the firm span computational drug discovery, nuclear energy, algorithmic finance, synthetic biology, geospatial informatics platforms, and applied AI for global-scale climate impact, including areas like methane abatement and carbon transformation.
The World Economic Forum has named Zack a Young Global Leader in recognition of his leadership at the intersection of transformative technology and urgent global issues, and he is active in the Davos community, including his annual “Deep Tech in Davos” event. Zack’s previous venture investments include Square (SQ), AngelList, and Uber (UBER). Zack received a bachelor’s degree with honors in environmental science and public policy from Harvard University and a JD with honors from Georgetown University’s law school, where he was executive editor for The Tax Lawyer. Zack serves on the non-profit boards of the East Palo Alto Charter School and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.