Nicholas is a Mentor Capitalist leveraging his venture capital and serial entrepreneurial experiences. Known for his startup success rate, Nicholas Zaldastani(shvili) focuses on entrepreneurship and organizations that positively impact the world.
Mr. Zaldastani's investments and executive leadership contributed to the growth of corporations such as: Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL, the #1 database company worldwide), SABA (NASDAQ: SABA, the leader of Human Capital Management), Open Horizon (a pioneer in Enterprise Application Integration), World Energy Solutions (NASDAQ: XWES, the market leader of energy procurement systems), Salary.com (NASDAQ: SLRY, the pioneer of compensation management ASP solutions), Allegro Multimedia (the pioneer in using musical instruments as input devices to computer games), CrocPond (the pioneer of educating and inspiring key universal principles through entertainment), and NEXUS, pioneers in single token payment systems.
In addition to Mr. Zaldastani's operational leadership, his eleven years as a venture capitalist brought solid returns to his investors. His professional affiliations have included: World Energy Board of Directors; Allegro Multimedia Board of Directors; The Ivan and Sam Cancer Foundation, Co-chairman of the American Academy in Tbilisi, Georgia; Director of the Georgian Association in the United States of America; Chairman, the Crocodiles not Waterlilies Board of Managers; and Chairman, NEXUS payment
In the development of the Country of Georgia, Mr. Zaldastani has supported Georgia's economic recovery plans and educational expansion. He was part of the U.S. delegation attending the inauguration of President Saakashvili and on the U.S. Presidential visit of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Bush, Mr. Zaldastani welcomed Former First Lady Laura Bush to the American Academy in Tbilisi.
Mr. Zaldastani received his M. B. A. from Harvard University School of Business, a French Diploma from the University of Paris, and Bachelors of Science degree from Duke University. He was a team member receiving the CLIO International Award for Advertising.
Mr. Zaldastani lives in San Francisco, California.