Zachary Cefaratti is the founder and principal owner of Dalma Group, a Venture Partner at Draper Associates and a regular speaker at top industry events. He successfully led Dalma Capital's foray into investment banking and stands out as a seasoned deal-maker with expertise which includes for orchestrating M&As of up to ~$500m. Zachary excels in complex cross-border transactions, bridging emerging, developed, and frontier markets. His profound expertise spans sectors like EdTech, AI, Blockchain, and more, and encompasses diverse financing structures from Private Equity to Tokenization. Globally, he's brokered deals across regions including the UAE, Europe, and North America.
With over 15 years in the financial industry, Zachary’s professional journey began during his academic pursuits at institutions such as LSE and UPenn. He ventured into the financial world at when he begin investing money he earned as a child actor, trading bonds and equities from a young age. A cornerstone in the investment community, he founded the Franklin University Investment Club, was pivotal in creating the AIMA Middle East Executive Committee, and is a key contributor to YPO and Milken Young Leaders Circle.