Zara is an analyst based in GGV's Menlo Park office. Previously, she interned as a reporter covering China's tech industry for The Information. Her writings have also been published by Foreign Policy, The Huffington Post, Harvard Magazine, The Harvard Crimson, among others. Zara graduated from Harvard University Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in psychology. At Harvard, she wrote and edited for The Harvard Crimson, led the organization of Harvard China Forum (a 1,000-people conference featuring leaders from China and the US), and ran a weekly newsletter about food around the university.
Zara grew up in Changchun, a city in northeast China, and received her secondary education in Singapore. A language enthusiast, she is trained in Chinese-English interpretation and translation, speaks French and Japanese, and can sing in Cantonese. In her spare time, when she is not travelling and exploring new restaurants, she blogs about her personal experiences navigating US-China cultural differences at zarazhang.com.
Zara co-hosts “996”, a podcast where she and GGV managing partner Hans Tung interview leaders in US-China cross-border tech and entrepreneurship. Listen iTunes, Google Play, Overcast, or search "996" in any podcast app.
Zara curates 996, GGV Capital's weekly email newsletter on tech trends in China. Subscribe at 996.ggvc.com.