Zain Jaffer is an accomplished investor and entrepreneur. He started his first company at the age of 14 and later moved to the US as an immigrant to found Vungle, which was sold to Blackstone for $780M in an all cash transaction in late 2019.
As Vungle’s CEO, he led the company from its inception to become the fastest growing company in the advertising industry. Within 7 years, Vungle achieved annual revenues in excess of $400M+ and employed 250+ people across 8 international offices. Vungle raised $25M in venture capital funding from investors including Google and AOL before it was acquired by Blackstone for $780M.
Zain’s achievements have garnered international recognition and acclaim; he is the recipient of prestigious awards such as “Forbes 30 Under 30”, “Inc. Magazine’s 35 Under 35” and the “SF Business Times Tech & Innovation Award”. He is regular contributor to business & tech publications such as Home Business Magazine, MediaPost, and Supply Chain Brain.
Jaffer has made live TV appearances on shows such as CNBC’s Squawkbox, was the leading star in the 12-series documentary by Mashable called “Behind the Launch”, and has been profiled in leading business books such as “Unleashing the Innovators”.
He is a positive role model to tens of thousands of students and has given guest lectures and motivational speeches at universities around the world including Berkeley (USA), IIT (India), and UCL (UK).
He is the owner of Zain Ventures which invests across a variety of asset classes including start-ups, real estate, stocks, fixed income, hedge funds, and private equity. Zain also runs a foundation which leverages the power of video and marketing to raise awareness for some of humanity’s greatest problems.