Are you looking for a tech career in China, but don’t know where to start? YCW’s Michael Kehoe spoke with Alariss co-founders Joyce Zhang Gray and Nicholas Manske about how to get plugged in.
About Joyce Zhang Gray
Joyce Zhang is CEO and Co-founder at Alariss. She holds a BA from Harvard University, an MPA from Princeton University, and an MBA from Stanford. Joyce was previously the first employee and Head of Sales for Human Interest, a Silicon Valley-based financial services technology company. Prior to that, she worked for the President of Microsoft Asia-Pacific in Singapore, as a regional manager for Groupon China (JV with Tencent), and for McKinsey & Co. In the public sector, Zhang worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation in Nairobi, Kenya, and the U.S. Department of Labor’s International Economics team in Washington DC.
About Nicholas Manske
Nicholas Manske is Co-Founder andCTO at Alariss. Nicholas was previously a diplomat for the U.S. Department of State working in Asia, the Middle East, and Washington DC. As a diplomat, he was tasked with advancing US economic negotiations, foreign investments, and international entrepreneurship initiatives, including coordinating $500 million of financing for a Middle Eastern government in conjunction with J.P. Morgan; coordinating technical linkages between top U.S. universities and emerging market universities; allocating U.S. STEMM scholarships for hundreds of emerging market students; organizing the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), a preeminent annual gathering that convenes entrepreneurs, investors, and their supporters globally; and serving as U.S. Consul during the Arab Spring in the midst of terrorist attacks. He was also the founder of Verdiq, a social polling and news aggregation website.