by Anthony Ha
We’re excited to share that Rifki Zable has joined Eniac Ventures as our new Vice President of Finance!
Eniac has been doing a lot of hiring over the past year, and bringing Rifki on-board is a crucial piece of becoming a bigger and better (but still scrappy!) firm. She brings two decades of finance experience to the role, including seven years as the VP Finance/CFO of RRE Ventures, followed by a stint as Director of Finance at Level Equity.
“The way I see it, Eniac itself has a similar lifecycle to one of our startups,” she told me. “At the beginning, you don’t have as much infrastructure and you have a smaller group of investors, but just like a startup matures, a venture fund matures” — so she’ll be helping us take a more professional and mature approach to our finances.
Readers may know that Eniac’s four co-founders all met while undergraduates at the University of Pennsylvania. It turns out Rifki graduated from Penn the same year — she doesn’t recall crossing paths with Hadley, Nihal, Tim, or Vic, but it’s clear that joining Eniac was her destiny. Plus, as a lifelong New Yorker, she shares the team’s love of NYC.
Rifki’s excited to be back in the early-stage venture world, and to be working with everyone at Eniac — not just the partners, but also all the smart, talented junior members of the investing team.
Outside of work, she’s the mom of two kids, and in her not-at-all-copious free time, she enjoys swimming and reading.