About Zach


Hi. My name is Zach Ware. I was raised on a farm in the South and now split my time between Las Vegas and Los Angeles and wherever American Airlines flies me (I travel about 40%). My travel calendar lives here.

This is what I’m working on /now.

My current bio:

  • Managing partner of VTF Capital where we focus on investing in the commerce industry via two distinct methods: venture investment in retail technologies and long-term large investments in non-venture-backed vertically integrated brands.
  • Director at Ministry of Supply.

In 2015 I accidentally started a process that would completely change who I am. Starting with health and later my mind. The changes stuck and my evolution continues.

Some things I’ve done, sort of in reverse order:

  • Founder of Shift. A huge transportation company that nearly killed me. I shut it down in 2015. (Washington Post)
  • I developed the the 4.5 acre, four building Zappos.com LEED Gold HQ. (BI)
  • Co-founded Work In Progress (acquired by Let’s Rally).
  • A few friends and I launched Downtown Project where I focused on real estate acquisitions, development, government partnerships and major projects. (NY Times, Fortune, Wired)
  • I was Head of Product at Zappos.com where I oversaw product development of all of the company’s web properties (Zappos.com, Couture, 6pm.)
  • At The Republic of Tea I led sales and distribution, then supply chain and later the ecommerce and direct to consumer business.

My world view is most heavily influenced by:


Speaking and media bio can be found here.