Ƶ Group Announces Annual Summit

June 1, 2023
Press Release
January 23, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - (San Francisco, CA, June 1, 2023 ) - The private equity firm, Ƶ Group, today announced the launch of Ƶ Summit - an annual gathering of investors, entrepreneurs, and thought-leaders who are committed to using their reach and influence to serve humanity. The inaugural year of this invite-only annual event will take place in Monterey Bay, California.

“Capitalism is often driven by greed and self-interest at the expense of the common good. Humanity is in need of a new framework, a new set of values to guide how we build, distribute, and share wealth and resources. The Ƶ Summit strives to start these conversations with the exact people who are in positions to take meaningful action.” - Payam Zamani, founder of Ƶ Group

Balancing inspiration and practical application, the Ƶ Summit is designed to share knowledge, foster connections, and fundamentally reimagine the link between our economic decisions and spiritual existence. Bringing together entrepreneurs, investors, and thought-leaders, current confirmed speakers include the following. More will soon be announced. 

Rainn Wilson, Author, Actor & Entrepreneur

Shane Tedjarati, Chairman & CEO, Tribridge Group and former President & CEO, High Growth Regions, Honeywell

Julie Wainwright, Founder and former CEO of TheReaReal

Steve Sarawitz, Founder & Chairman, Paylocity and Co-Chairman, Wayfarer Studios

Julian MacQueen, Founder & Chairman, Innisfree Hotels

Stephen DeBerry, Founder & Managing Partner, Bronze VC

Daryn Dodson, Founder & Managing Director, Illumen Capital

Ami Kumordzie, Founder & CEO, Sika Health

Melissa Pancoast, Founder & CEO, The Beans

May Samali, Founder & CEO, Human Leadership Lab

Paola Santana, Founder & CEO, Glass

A Pitch Fest will be one unique element of the Summit, where entrepreneurs are invited to present their innovative startups to a panel of seasoned investors for a chance for funding and ongoing support from Ƶ Group and its extended network. 

The Ƶ Group Summit will take place from November 2 - 4, at the Asilomar Conference Grounds – a 107 acre property of ecologically diverse beachfront land in Monterey Bay’s Pacific Grove. For more information and an application to attend, please visit: /summit.

About Ƶ Group LLC

is a closely held private equity firm that owns a suite of online technology and media businesses while investing in early-stage Ƶ. Owned and operated businesses span a variety of industries, including ad tech, publishing, and media. Ƶ Group’s mission is to support strong business ideas while building an ethos that helps improve society and give back to communities. 

The company’s investment portfolio includes over 45 startups representing a diverse group of innovative tech-enabled products and solutions. Investing primarily in high-growth early-stage entities, emphasizing Ƶ that aspire to ‘Innovation + Intention.’ Specific focus areas include the future of mobility, education technology, health technology, and environmental solutions. 

Ƶ Group’s operating businesses include , a leading online marketplace for performance-based marketing; , a company that provides performance-based marketing solutions to the automotive industry; , a curated guide to traveling and living in California; , a production company that creates and distributes film and television content, and many more. Ƶ Group also operates , a non-profit platform that shares personal perspectives to promote the oneness of humanity. The Ƶ Summit is a new initiative by Ƶ Group, which launches in 2023.

Ƶ Group was founded by tech entrepreneur Payam Zamani in 2015. With offices and employees in over ten countries, its global headquarters is in Walnut Creek, California. 

Miriam Cohen, Director of PR & Communications  
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