Zeal Capital Partners has a new leader.
The Washington, DC-based venture capital firm recently announced that Stephanie Thomas has been appointed managing director. She has over 10 years of experience in venture deal negotiation and leadership.
In his new role at Zeal, Mr Thomas will lead under the new Barclays Black Formation Investment (BBFI) initiative, a pioneering pre-seed investment platform backed by Barclays and managed by Zeal Capital Partners. , will oversee the expansion of the company's Inclusive Investing™ efforts. Founded to advance the next generation of Black-led businesses, BBFI provides critical early-stage funding and support to ambitious founders building high-growth technology companies primarily across the United States.
“We are thrilled to welcome Stephanie to Zeal Capital Partners and spearhead this timely effort to power the next generation of diverse entrepreneurs and companies that will shape the future of technology and business at scale. ,” said Nasir Qadri, founder and managing partner of Zeal Capital. News release partner. “Stephanie's leadership will continue our commitment to providing capital and support systems to companies that generate significant returns, empower diverse management teams, and help the next generation of venture capital professionals grow. It will strengthen it.”
“I'm excited to join Zeal Capital Partners to support our mission to democratize access to capital so the most talented teams and business ideas can succeed,” said Thomas. “My work and life experiences have helped me see investment opportunities beyond traditional investment perspectives. I use that experience to develop unique and important ideas that add value to both the industry and the world. We look forward to identifying founders with
Thomas was a founding member and investor in Impact America Fund (IAF) and helped grow the firm's assets under management from $7 million to $110 million.