Zane Busteed


Chance favors the prepared mind.

A Mercato veteran, Zane joined the firm in 2016 as an analyst, performing market research, financial modeling, valuation, diligence, and portfolio company harvesting activities.  He has since risen through the ranks, becoming a director, and earning his M.B.A.from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia along the way.

Through his material involvement in Mercato's investments in Galileo, Venafi, Kuali, ObservePoint, and Vasion, Zane has narrowed his investment focus to the fintech, data, security, infrastructure, and edtech industries.

Prior to Mercato, Zane was a financial analyst with Goldman Sachs and an investment analyst with Palo Alto-based Highcrest Management Group. As a Director, Zane currently serves on the board of directors of Kuali, and invests in the Mountain West.

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Zane Busteed




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