Known for his startup success rate, Nicholas Zaldastani focuses on entrepreneurship and organizations that positively impact the world.
Zaldastani is a Mentor Capitalist leveraging his venture capital and serial entrepreneurial experiences and is the Managing Director of Zaldastani Ventures.
His investments and executive leadership contributed to the growth of corporations such as: Oracle – NASDAQ: ORCL, top database company; SABA – NASDAQ: SABA, the leader of Human Capital Management; Open Horizon – a pioneer in Enterprise Application Integration acquired by SUN Micro, now part of Oracle; Continuity Solutions – a pioneer in eCRM acquired and now part of Terremark, NASDAQ: TMRK; World Energy Solutions – NASDAQ:XWES, the market leader of energy procurement systems; and Salary.com – NASDAQ: SLRY, the pioneer of compensation management ASP solutions.
In addition to Zaldastani’s operational leadership, his twenty years as a venture/mentor capitalist brought solid returns to his investors.
His academic board affiliations included: Member of Duke Universities’ Pratt School of Engineering Board; Co-chairman of the American Academy in Tbilisi, Georgia; and a Director of the Georgian Association in the United States.
Zaldastani received his M. B. A. from Harvard University School of Business, a French Diploma from the University of Paris, and Bachelors of Science in Engineering degree from Duke University. Zaldastani lives in San Francisco, California and has two children at Duke University.