Sheeraz Haji

Managing Partner
Zip Dragon Ventures

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Sheeraz Daniel Haji is the founder and managing partner of zipdragon ventures (ZDV), a San Francisco firm providing seed capital to industry cloud startups. Sheeraz is an investor passionate about the power of software-as-a-service (SaaS) to transform vertical markets such as energy, mobility, and buildings.


Sheeraz has co-founded, operated, and invested in numerous startups. As the founder and managing partner of ZDV, Sheeraz has led investments into ten industry cloud startups. He often represents ZDV on the board of portfolio companies and he advises a few funds. In addition to his ZDV work, Sheeraz serves as Senior Advisor to ENGIE New Ventures, the corporate venture arm for ENGIE, a global energy company and a leader in the transition to a low-carbon economy.


Prior to founding zipdragon ventures, Sheeraz served as CEO of Cleantech Group and played a pivotal role in the transformation toward cleaner energy and resource efficiency. Sheeraz co-founded and served as CEO of GetActive Software, which pioneered SaaS for nonprofits. He led GetActive’s merger with Convio and served as Convio’s President. Convio went public on the NASDAQ and was acquired for $325m post-IPO. Sheeraz started his career as an environmental engineer at Environ and a consultant at McKinsey & Company.


Sheeraz earned degrees in environmental engineering from Brown University and Stanford University. When he’s not working, Sheeraz enjoys family time, chess, skiing and riding his bike.

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Venture Summit | West 2019

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