Declan Zidar

 Sr. Associate

I’m glad to be a part of TechNexus and its unique venture investment model. I enjoy working in corporate strategy and connecting those initiatives to innovation in the early-stage venture ecosystem.

As a Senior Associate of Strategy & Venturing, I spend time with corporate executives to better understand their businesses and position them for long-term growth. I also meet with incredible entrepreneurs, make investment decisions, and support strategic collaboration post-investment. Being a connector to capital, relationships, and opportunities is something I always strive to do.

Prior to TechNexus, I worked on a number of different teams at Amazon – Studios, Payments, CapEx, and Seller Services. I also spent time within Amazon’s incubator on a small Finance team that launched Amazon Care.

I received a BBA from the University of Notre Dame and am completing an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. I love to stay active and get out outside through co-ed sports teams and golf. I’m a big fan of trivia, board games, and learning about new things. I’ve been cooking a lot lately, but it’s tough to compete with Chicago’s iconic restaurant scene!