Réza Malekzadeh is General Partner at Partech and based in Paris. He joined in 2016.
Réza is an active catalyst and leader in the French Silicon Valley tech community and an advocate of French and European technological innovation.
He has twenty years of experience in various executive sales, marketing and operations roles for both large and startup companies. He was one of the very early VMware employees joining the company in 1998 and has also co-founded and successfully sold two startups.
His current portfolio includes: ABTasty, Akeneo, Bitrise, Elopage, NGD Systems, Odaseva and Platform.sh.
Some examples of his successful investments are Acorus Networks merged with Volterra and then acquired by F5, Aiden.ai sold to Twitter, OpenIO acquired by OVHCloud, and Guardicore acquired by Akamai.
Réza holds an MBA from HEC Paris. He is a mentor for the Impact program as well as the Holberton School. In his free time, he likes to run, cycle and discover world foods and wine.