Sheeraz is an investor passionate about the power of cloud software to transform vertical markets such as clean energy.
Sheeraz has co-founded, served as an executive, and invested in numerous startups over the past twenty years. Two of these ventures have gone public, and four have had successful acquisitions. In addition to his work leading ZipDragon Ventures, Sheeraz serves as a Senior Advisor for Engie and as a Venture Partner for Rembrandt Venture Partners.
Prior to founding ZipDragon Ventures, Sheeraz served as CEO of Cleantech Group (CTG) and played a pivotal role in the transformation towards cleaner energy and resource efficiency. Under his leadership, CTG built i3, the innovation network that drives sustainability, and helped many leading corporations embrace sustainable innovation. CTG was acquired in 2016 by Enovation Partners.
Prior to CTG, Sheeraz co-founded and served as CEO of GetActive Software, which pioneered online fundraising and constituent engagement for nonprofits. He led GetActive’s merger with Convio; then as Convio’s President built a company that went public and was acquired for $325 million. Sheeraz has also worked as a strategy consultant for McKinsey & Company, an entrepreneur-in-residence (EIR) for El Dorado Ventures, and an operations executive for GMO LLC. Sheeraz launched his career as an environmental engineer with Environ International.
Sheeraz earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in environmental engineering from Brown University and Stanford University respectively. When he’s not working, Sheeraz enjoys family time, skiing and riding his bike.
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