Arman Zand is the CFO at Zeni and a Venture Partner at Tribe Capital. Zand has more than 15 years’ experience in global technology and innovation finance. Prior to these roles, he was the Head of Early Stage Technology Financing at SPD Silicon Valley Bank (SSVB), China’s first joint venture technology bank which he helped co-found in 2012.
Prior to SSVB, Zand led Silicon Valley Bank’s lending effort in Asia working closely with local venture capital firms, angels, and seed funds to identify high potential entrepreneurs. Before moving to Asia, Zand established SVB’s presence in Israel (2007) and Bangalore, India (2004). Zand joined SVB in 2000 in Santa Clara to focus on providing financing solutions for early stage, growth, and publicly-traded technology clients in Silicon Valley. He holds a bachelor’s degree in global economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz and an MBA from the Haas School of Business in Berkeley, Calif.