Zach Benfanti



Zach was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. Prior to joining Stripes, he served as the CEO of a contact-exchange startup, supporting business development alongside its two co-founders. Additionally, Zach has worked as a Research Analyst for CoVenture, an early-stage investment firm that seeks to deliver software in exchange for equity.

Zach is focused on sourcing and identifying investment opportunities across all of Stripes’ industry verticals. Beyond sourcing, he actively provides support to the team through thematic industry research and analysis of the big trends in today’s most compelling markets.


Being from Buffalo, naturally Zach is a die-hard Buffalo Bills fan. When not being bogged down by memories of “wide right,” he also loves attending as many concerts as possible, checking out new places to eat, and setting out to discover the latest and greatest cup of coffee.


BS in Industrial and Labor Relations, Minor in Business, Cornell University