Zachariah George

Zach is Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Startupbootcamp Africa, based in Cape Town, South Africa.

He is also the founder of Cactus Advisors – a specialist corporate finance advisory firm and micro-VC fund specializing in high-growth, high-impact African tech ventures. Zach is a prominent angel investor in 40+ leading tech startups in Africa, including Flutterwave, HouseME, Recomed and several others. He was featured on the cover of Fast Company South Africa in May 2018 and on several occasions on CNBC Africa. 

Zach was formerly the Head of Africa Investments for U-Start – the largest network of private multi-family offices in Europe. Prior to moving to South Africa, he was an investment banker on Wall Street covering mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance strategy and risk management at Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital, New York. 

Zach has a Master’s Degree in Finance & Management from Stanford University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology. 

Featured in:
S1E7: In Pursuit of Scale – The Strategies of Africa-Focused Venture Investors
S2E4: From Idea to Exit – A Startup Fundraising Journey