Syeda Zaki is an Investment Associate with the Transition to Scale program at Grand Challenges Canada. In this role, she is involved in all stages of the deal process, from sourcing and screening pipeline to negotiations and management post-investment, seeking to support the most promising innovations with potential for scale and impact.
Ms. Zaki was previously a consultant with Purpose Capital, an impact investment advisory firm, where she conducted financial and operational due diligence on startup social enterprises. Prior to Purpose Capital, Ms. Zaki worked with Acumen Fund in Pakistan as a portfolio consultant, conducting due diligence on investment opportunities in health and education. She was also involved in the post investment management of Acumen’s micro-finance investees in Pakistan. Ms. Zaki currently volunteers as the finance director of Youth Social Innovation Capital Fund, an impact investing fund for young social entrepreneurs in Canada. Prior to making a shift to the impact investing space, Ms. Zaki was an equity research analyst at a brokerage in Pakistan. Ms. Zaki has a BSc. in Economics & Finance from Queen Mary, University of London and has passed her CFA Level 1 exam.