Alayzain Rizavi


Avid cyclist, former rugby player, endlessly curious.

Zain is a Principal at Ridge, with his impact-driven and founder-first approach, he’s able to support early-stage enterprise founders with their path to finding product market fit.  He’s driven by vexing enterprise problems and the audacious and unyielding founders willing to solve them.

Prior to joining Ridge, Zain was a Senior Associate at Pelion Venture Partners, where he sourced and partnered with a wide array of enterprise startups. Before that, he worked at Cloudflare for several years within the Special Projects organization.

He holds a BS in Political Science from the University of Utah.