Zak SchwarzmanGeneral Partner at MetaProp
Since joining MetaProp as a General Partner in September of 2016, Zak has led MetaProp’s venture capital funds, investing in high-growth PropTech startups that are transforming the way we conceptualize, utilize, build, transact, interact with, and manage physical space. Zak manages MetaProp’s investment activities and works closely with portfolio companies to move their businesses forward.
Zak’s investment experience spans seed, multi-stage, and corporate venture capital and he is an active member of New York’s startup community. Prior to joining MetaProp, Zak was at Gotham Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital firm and an affiliate of the Draper Venture Network, where his focus spanned PropTech, FinTech, and the API Economy, amongst other sectors. Zak’s previous venture capital background includes experience with Canaan Partners, AOL Ventures and LearnCapital.
Zak is a Kauffman Fellow and holds an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a B.A. in Political Economy and Business from Tulane University.
Outside of work, Zak is a dedicated cyclist, a seasoned adventure traveler, and remains one reliable second-serve short of a mediocre tennis game.