About

CZ Communications, Inc., founded in 2015, provides public relations services to a range of US and international clients — from technology startups to venture capitalists to global brands — specializing in media relations and integrated communications. 

Connie Zheng

Founder, CZ Communications, Inc.

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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, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. 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.

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.

Connie has lived abroad in China, England and Japan, and is familiar with Chinese and Japanese.