Zeeza Cole

Zeeza Cole partners with early-stage founders building the next generation of software products. In particular, she focuses on horizontal and vertical SaaS.

New York

About Zeeza

Do you have an investment ethos? Is there a portfolio company investment that exemplifies that ethos?

At the earliest stages, we are investing in visions for what the future could look like, and the people and stories behind them. At the same time, I am focused on identifying opportunities that have the potential to fundamentally transform major industries – be it solving an entirely unmet need or restructuring an antiquated process or workflow.

What do you love about working for Bain Capital Ventures?

I’m continuously impressed by my talented colleagues at BCV. I feel so lucky to work with, and learn from, such a curious and passionate team that is committed to creating lasting impact. The diversity of expertise within the team allows us to challenges ourselves to think differently, and bigger about the future.

What are your interests and passions outside of BCV?

I love to cook. At a young age, I would spend hours in the kitchen making “concoctions” for my family and friends — years later, they are thankfully still letting me test and share my new recipes. I love the creativity in cooking, and it gives me so much joy to share a good meal with family and friends.

What advice would you give your younger self?

Embrace change.

What is a self-care ritual you practice?

Daily walks! They are the best way to start my day and clear my mind – they are incredibly restorative.


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Generative AI Is Reinventing Logistics Tech

We explore the opportunities startups can take advantage of to revolutionize freight logistics through generative artificial intelligence.

Zeeza Cole 11 min read
Domain Insights Industrial Early Growth

The Current State of Vertical SaaS

BCV Principal Zeeza Cole and Headline Investor Taylor Brandt wrote this article in collaboration. You can follow them on Twitter here and here to keep up with their thoughts on the venture landscape, the future of work, vertical SaaS and more. Why Today’s Climate is the Perfect Time for Vertical SaaS to Shine Industry-specific software – known as Vertical SaaS – has…

Zeeza Cole 7 min read
Domain Insights Apps Industrial

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