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 responsible for sourcing and identifying investment opportunities across both the technology and consumer sectors, within Stripes’ areas of interest. Beyond sourcing, he actively provides support to the team through thematic industry research and deal diligence. Among the companies in the portfolio at Stripes, Zach works most closely with Califia Farms.


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.


B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations, Minor in Business, Cornell University