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Zain Jaffer

Founder CEOZain Jaffer Foundation

Santa Clara, CA

Member Since February 2024

Skills

Angel Investing
Business Strategy
Real Estate

About

Zain Jaffer is a former Silicon Valley founder who co-founded the tech startup Vungle, which helped revolutionize the mobile app advertising industry. He runs Zain Ventures, a family office with a diverse investment portfolio in real estate, startup companies, and other assets. Outside his business pursuits, Jaffer is active in philanthropic initiatives through his non-profit, the Zain Jaffer Foundation. The Foundation aims to maximize Zain's platform to provide impactful support for deserving causes and bring about lasting change towards solving the biggest social issues of our time.

Published content

10 Ways to Ensure Your Company Can Adapt to Evolving Trends

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The only constant with trends is that they will inevitably change. In the culture space, what's in one day could be out the next. Trends are constantly changing, and the companies that build their business off trends may struggle to thrive once their particular trend has come and gone. However, it’s not unusual for companies to want to cater to what’s popular at the moment, offering what customers are most interested in at the time. The challenge then becomes how to adapt as these trends change. How can a business ensure it doesn't fail once a fad has passed? As business leaders in the culture space, the members of Rolling Stone Culture Council have a few ideas. Here, they discuss 10 key tips for building a culture of adaptability in your company that will allow you to better respond to constant cultural change.

Nine Reasons Why Business Leaders Need a Growth Mindset to Succeed

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Your willingness to learn and grow has a major impact on your ability to win in business. The business world is full of ups and downs. One day you’re succeeding, and the next day you’re not. This can be especially true of the culture space, where trends can change daily and consumers’ opinions evolve equally as fast. Entrepreneurs who develop a growth mindset — or the belief that persistence and effort lead to success — are more likely to thrive in this type of environment, making it an essential trait to cultivate for culture space leaders. As leaders in the culture space themselves, the members of Rolling Stone Culture Council know what it takes to succeed in today’s marketplace. Here, they discuss the top reasons why business leaders need a growth mindset and the impact that mindset has on their ability to lead well.

Are NFTs Dead?

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Are NFTs Dead?

Jun 3, 2024

So think of NFTs that way; you are buying the digital certificate of ownership of that artwork that proves you are the new owner.

How to Create a Social Media Presence That Stands Up to the Competition's

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Cut through the noise by amplifying your unique story. Today, it seems that nearly everyone is on social media — and that includes businesses. With the majority of small businesses using social media to reach their audience, there’s a lot of competition when it comes to earning the attention of potential customers. This is why it’s so vital to find a way to stand out and cut through the digital noise. However, beyond creating viral videos or following the latest social media trend, there are a number of other, more meaningful ways to set your business apart. Here, nine business leaders from Rolling Stone Culture Council weigh in on some of the steps a business can take to ensure their social media presence stands out from the competition and engages their followers in a meaningful way.

Approaching The Four-Day Workweek

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The tone of any company is set by its leaders.

Eight Struggles You May Face When Raising Capital for Your Business

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To impress potential investors, put yourself in their shoes. One of the most difficult aspects of getting a business off the ground is finding the money to be able to do so. While there are a number of ways to fund a business — crowdsourcing, family and friends, investors, bootstrapping and more — each comes with their own pros and cons, benefits and challenges, meaning no one business will likely follow the same financial path.  However, there are a number of similar struggles you may face when trying to raise capital for your business that other seasoned entrepreneurs have also experienced. To share their own stories and advice, eight business leaders of Rolling Stone Culture Council weigh in on common fundraising challenges and what they would advise others do to avoid or overcome the same obstacles they faced themselves.

Company details

Zain Jaffer Foundation

Company bio

The Zain Jaffer Foundation is a non-profit founded to amplify those problems still unsolved—climate change, poverty, exploitation, discrimination—and accelerate our global progress. The foundation seeks to support important and imperative film and documentary programs that tackle urgent global issues for a worldwide audience. Through funding and mentorship, the foundation is designed to bring more of those projects to the big screen. Supporting a diverse array of initiatives, most of the funding is concentrated on projects addressing serious environmental and social challenges around the world, many of which have only increased in their urgency throughout the pandemic-era. A picture is supposedly worth a thousand words; empowering frontier directors, film crews, and documentary projects is our attempt to get those pictures out to the world.

Industry

Television

Area of focus

STARTUP INVESTMENTS
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
ASSET MANAGEMENT

Company size

2 - 10