|Alma mater||Cornell University (BS) |
Stanford University (MBA)
|Occupation||Co-founder, chairman & CEO, Zuora|
Tzuo was born in Taiwan, and when he was 3 years old his family moved to the Flatbush section of Brooklyn. His parents were psychology professors, and his father also worked as an importer-exporter and in real estate.
He worked for about a year at enterprise software company CrossWorlds. In 1999, he was hired at cloud computing company Salesforce as its eleventh employee. He worked there for nine years and would become Salesforce's first chief marketing officer and then chief strategy officer.
In 2007, Tzuo left Salesforce to launch Zuora as its founding CEO. The California-based enterprise software company creates and provides subscription management software to help other companies with their subscription-based services. Within a few weeks of its initial public offering on April 12, 2018, Zuora was valued at over $2 billion, and Tzuo's 10% stake in the company was worth an estimated $193 million.
Tzuo's book Subscribed: Why the Subscription Model Will Be Your Company's Future - and What to Do About It, written with Gabe Weisert, was published by Portfolio on June 5, 2018.
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