Prior to helping start the first Signia fund in 2012, Zaw spent 14 years as a serial entrepreneur and angel investor in the Bay Area. Most recently, he was a venture partner with CrossCut Ventures, a top seed-stage venture fund based in Los Angeles. Zaw is best known as the CEO and co-founder of the mobile search and media company 4INFO. He was recognized (by BusinessWeek among others) as one the elite “Mobile Barons” that defined the early mobile industry in 2005. Zaw led Signia’s investments in ApplePie Capital, Boxed, Hall (acquired by Atlassian), Scoop, StatX, STRIVR, and several still in stealth.”
A passionate philanthropist, Zaw founded Palindrome Advisors, a nonprofit collective of over 300 elite industry leaders whose mission is to change how they give back and how to create shared technology for philanthropy. Zaw was honored as one of ten global entrepreneurs selected for the United Nations Foundation’s first Global Entrepreneurs Council in 2011. He is also a board member and advisor to numerous other non-profits.
Zaw studied Political Science and Computer Science at Stanford, where he was a President’s Scholar. He received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was a Soros Fellow and the youngest graduate in the school’s history.
Zaw trained dolphins in Hawaii and spent four years doing neurobiology research.
He is a diehard Green Bay Packers fan (grew up in Madison, WI).
Black belt in taekwondo and enjoys volleyball, snow sports, golf, and surfing without sharks.