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Leila Rastegar Zegna

Advisor London, United Kingdom, GB

Senior Director of Operations & Strategy, & Head of Europe, GenapSys and Angel Investor, Multiple start-ups. Harvard Business School grad.

Senior Director of Operations & Strategy, & Head of Europe, GenapSys and Angel Investor, Multiple start-ups. Harvard Business School grad.

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Involved In


BRED (Bringing Relief Every Day)




Advisor & Investor Knyttan February 2014 - present
Senior Director of Operations & Strategy, & Head of Europe GenapSys January 2012 - present
Angel Investor Multiple start-ups 2011 - present
General Manager Plum District June 2011 - January 2012
MBA 2011 Harvard Business School August 2009 - May 2011
Summer Associate MMC Ventures June 2010 - July 2010
2008 Fellow Endeavor August 2008 - January 2009
Senior Associate Consultant, NYC Bain & Company August 2005 - August 2008
Operations and Supply Chain Manager innocent drinks June 2007 - January 2008
Founder BRED (Bringing Relief Every Day) 2002 - 2005


Harvard Business School 2009 - 2011
Yale University Mathematics & Philosophy 2001 - 2005

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Healthcare
  • • Fashion
  • • Dating
  • • Commerce
  • • Education
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Travel
  • • Social Impact
  • • Recruiting
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Fitness
  • • Wellness
  • • Nutrition
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Edutainment

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Tracy Dorée
We worked together  •  Board Adviser, Alice Made This and Board Adviser,
Leila is a rare bread of super smarts, high energy, and passion for creating we'll run, impactful businesses. She's sat on both sides of the ... table (entrepreneur, operator, VC, angel) and loves connecting people - her network in SF and London is ace. She's empathetic to the founder journey, happy to roll up her sleeves on a project, and a consistently useful sounding board for tough strategic decisions. I'd highly recommend her to any project.
Avid Larizadeh Duggan
They're my friends  •  General Partner, Google Ventures and Advisor, Jampp. Harvard Business School grad. Stanford grad.
She has been on both sides of the table (investing and operating) and has worked with many entrepreneurs across countries.
Dave Bryand
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, MeetingHero. Previously VP of Software Engineering, Breathometer.
Leila is a rare combination of smarts, ambition, hustle and kindness. We first worked together at Plum District where her modeling of the bu ... siness drove insights that changed our trajectory. She championed our culture and was universally viewed as the person to see when you really needed to get things done. Our engineering team, which I led, appreciated and respected her analytical, data-driven approach. She invested in building a relationship with the eng team more so than anyone else on the "business side” and it paid dividends when her projects were teed up for development. She is now an angel investor and advisor to MeetingHero, where I'm a co-founder. Her advice and introductions are spot on and we’re thrilled to have her on this wild ride!