Zain Rizavi

Senior Associate

Zain joined Pelion as a senior associate in 2020. As a senior associate on the investment team, Zain focuses on sourcing new portfolio companies within the cloud, networking, and security space, performing due diligence, and working with existing portfolio companies. Zain was previously an intern at Pelion in 2016 while earning his undergraduate degree at the University of Utah. Before joining Pelion, Zain worked at Cloudflare for four years on the Special Projects team, which works on a wide range of tactical and strategic projects which included Cloudflare’s entry into China through a strategic partnership; conducting strategic acquisitions; managing strategic partnerships with major cloud providers and finding commercial opportunities for Cloudflare’s new products and technologies. During his time at Cloudflare, he helped with the S2 Systems Acquisition, helped launched the Cloudflare for Teams product line, and managed strategic partnerships with storage and compute partners.