Zachary Prensky started his career in the early-90s by founding a software company originally run out of his NYC-college dorm room. After a short detour as a controller of a mid-size NYC-based catering firm, in 1997 Zachary returned to his roots by working with, and raising funds for, local technology startups. Over the next 3 years he was integral in accerating the growth of a number of 1990s success stories, notably AB Watley (an online brokerage firm), Register.com (domain name registrar) and GoAmerica Communications (the first local firm to offer RIMM Blackberry service).
After observing the dot-com bust in the early 2000s Zachary set his sites on picking through the rubble and acquiring stakes in a number of down, but not necessarily out, technology investments. He renamed his firm Little Bear Investments and led a successful syndicate of investors who purchased the largest (at the time) VC-backed bankruptcy sale of of minority internet investments (Divine Interventures, in mid-2003). Scooping up stakes of future success stories such as PeopleSupport & ComScore, Zachary and his partners spent much of the decade working with his portfolio companies to ultimately realize their value in the public markets.
Today Little Bear focuses most of its’ attention on a portfolio of special situations. Lately, the firm’s focus has been on a number of distressed situations, both public and private, as well as working with fellow researchers in uncovering fraudulent activity amoungst Nasdaq- and NYSE- listed highflyers.
Zachary lives with his two boys on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and is involved in a number of non-profit organizations, both locally and abroad. His boys are big NY Rangers fans, and you can often find the three of them on winter weekday nights cheering on their favorite Broadway Blueshirts.