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Muzzammil Zaveri on Forbes 30 under 30

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Muzzammil Zaveri (BACS 2011) has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 30 venture capitalists under 30. As an undergraduate researcher, Muzzammil worked on Guardrails (secure web application framework).

Forbes Recognition

UVa Today Article: Meet the 5 Alumni on Forbes’ new ‘30 under 30’ Lists, 15 November 2017.

Cavalier Daily Article: Forbes 30 under 30 recognizes five U.Va alumni, 4 December 2017.

Zaveri stressed the importance of pursuing passion and making positive use of free time while studying as an undergraduate.

“There’s nothing like being in a setting where you can make mistakes and explore interests,” he said. “Doing something that you’re strictly passionate about may not be the most productive — you can explore interests and area that you might be passionate about and that can be a great springboard into your own career, or whatever you decide to pursue in life after school.”

Zaveri believes he was very lucky with the connections he made at the University, especially with meeting his co-founder, Ethan Fast. He credits Evans, his advisor with empowering him with knowledge and encouraging him to learn more about tech startups.

“[Evans] really encouraged and spent time diving into startups and exploring some of my interests in building side projects,” he said. “And through that I met my co-founder [Ethan Fast] and ultimately, we ended up starting Proxino together.”