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Zane Tarence


Zane Tarence, Partner and Managing Director of Founders Advisors’ Technology Practice, is an experienced investment banker, entrepreneur and recognized expert on the growth and monetization of privately owned companies. Over the past 20 years, Zane has led and completed more than 90 technology deals, including facilitating the sale of some of the largest lead generation internet businesses in the United States.
Before joining Founders, Zane independently and successfully built and sold two technology businesses to publicly-traded companies, resulting in a keen understanding of the traits necessary to build a valuable company and close an exceptional deal. Zane has more than 25 years of experience as an operator, investor, and dealmaker in the technology arena. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Zane began his career at IBM, where he learned the intricate workings of the company’s technology ecosystems and led its Internet consulting practice in the Southeast.
Zane is a noted speaker at many national conferences and has authored numerous articles on how private companies raise growth capital and how they are bought and sold. He is also founder of the preeminent SaaS and Technology Summit, Silicon Y’all, and author of “17 Reasons Your Company Is Not Investment Grade and What to Do About It”.

Meet Zane Tarence - Mentor
Meet Zane Tarence - Mentor


I was a member of the inaugural class of BOE. What I got out of it was a lot of great contacts, both with the peers who were in the group with me and then the mentors who were there. I also got a lot of good business nuggets.

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Bruce Shultz

CEO The Boardroom for Men

I was really quite blown away by the experience. Not only did I learn things that I've never heard of before as a serial entrepreneur for the past 20 years, but I also met with with a caliber and quality of mentor I never would have had the privilege of sitting down with in any other setting.

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Eve Mayer

CEO Eve Mayer Media

Stewart Hsu, a Principal at CONTI Organization, has been responsible for the acquisition and management of over $89M of multi-family real estate assets in Dallas/Ft Worth, Houston, Austin and San Antonio. CONTI lists over 2,200,000 rentable square feet in those markets.

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Stewart Hsu

President Conti