CZ Communications, Inc. provides public relations consulting to a range of US and international clients, from technology startups to venture capitalists to global brands, specializing in media relations and integrated communications.
Founder, CZ Communications, Inc.
Connie Zheng is founder of CZ Communications, Inc., a communications firm founded in 2015 that provides public relations consulting to tech startups, VC, global brands. In her work with VCs, Connie has advised the PR strategies involving over 100 startups and nearly $1 billion of funding, including the groundbreaking $125 million Diversity Fund from Intel Capital and the $200 million Tough Tech fund from The Engine, the venture firm spun out of MIT. An award-winning communications strategist, over the past ten years Connie has represented a range of clients, from early-stage startups to global brands, to multiple unicorn startups worldwide, to high-profile tech executives, scientist-founders and entrepreneurs.
CLIENT EXPERIENCE INCLUDE:
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone ● Snap, Inc. ● Intel Capital (one of oldest corporate VCs) ● The Engine (venture firm founded by MIT to invest in tough tech startups) ● Insilico Medicine (AI for drug discovery) ● Formlabs (3D printing powerhouse) ● "CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap" film (won multiple PR awards) ● Square Panda (backed by Andre Agassi) ● Code for America ● VIPKID (one of China’s top unicorns) ● Avegant ● TechShop (world's largest chain of makerspaces) ● Braigo Labs (founded by one of youngest VC-backed entrepreneurs) ● Tripping.com ● UVify (dronemaker in South Korea) ● Filipino American Arts Exposition ● Kebotix (AI for chemicals & materials discovery) ● Untether AI (AI semiconductors) ● Zapata Computing (quantum computing)
Prior to founding her own shop, Connie was a publicist at Burson-Marsteller, one of the largest PR firms in the world. Her professional experience includes stints at Fox News, at the Communications Office of Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and as a freelance writer covering local events and issues in San Francisco. She has taught English in Shanghai at a school for migrant children and recorded the English audio guide to China’s National Museum of Soong Ching Ling.
Connie has lived abroad in China, England and Japan, and is familiar with Chinese and Japanese.