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Tien Tzuo Shares Thoughts on Funding and Scaling

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  • Date Added : 4/15/2010
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Tien Tzou

  • CEO, Zuora
  • male
  • Asian
  • 1968 (Age: 52 years old)
  • Tien Tzuo - Panel - Bootstrapping to Success: Starting a Business on a Shoestring and a Prayer
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Biography

Tien Tzuo is the Chief Executive Officer at Zuora, Inc.

Tien was one of the "original forces" at salesforce.com, which he joined in 1999 as the 11th employee, when the company was still operating out of a house on Telegraph Hill in San Francisco. In his 9 years there, Tien held a variety of executive roles in salesforce.com's technology, marketing, and strategy organizations, including building out the product management & marketing organization, serving as salsforce's first Chief Marketing Officer, and most recently as Chief Strategy Officer.

Tien personally oversaw the vision, direction, and design of the first 17 releases of salesforce.com's award winning product line, including overseeing the launch of salesforce.com and the AppExchange. In 2004, Tien was named CMO of the Year Finalist by the CMO Council and BusinessWeek Magazine. Tien is also widely recognized as one of the thought leaders in the software-as-a-service industry. His podcast on the Secrets of Salesforce is widely cited and has been downloaded over 250,000 times.

Tien Tzuo holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University and a master's in business administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

One of the things that you're hearing is, in this it's at the end of the day, if you're looking at bootstrapping, looking at money, and the end of the day these days, the money is all tied to people and how many people that you have. I have the same when I heard you say that which is, you know, I t...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Tien Tzou videos

Video 1 of 5 Tien Tzuo Discusses Academic and Professional Background
  • Tien Tzuo - Panel - Bootstrapping to Success: Starting a Business on a Shoestring and a Prayer
  • 4/15/2010
  • Tien Tzou
  • 1 min. 12 sec.
Video 2 of 5 Tien Tzuo Discusses Bootsrapping A Business and Finding Sources of Bridge Funding
  • Tien Tzuo - Panel - Bootstrapping to Success: Starting a Business on a Shoestring and a Prayer
  • 4/15/2010
  • Tien Tzou
  • 2 min. 15 sec.
Video 3 of 5 Tien Tzuo States The Type of Investor You Attracts Is Based On Your Company's Growth Potential
  • Tien Tzuo - Panel - Bootstrapping to Success: Starting a Business on a Shoestring and a Prayer
  • 4/15/2010
  • Tien Tzou
  • 1 min. 40 sec.
Video 4 of 5 Tien Tzuo States Control Shifts As Company Grows
  • Tien Tzuo - Panel - Bootstrapping to Success: Starting a Business on a Shoestring and a Prayer
  • 4/15/2010
  • Tien Tzou
  • 1 min. 45 sec.
Video 5 of 5 Tien Tzuo Shares Thoughts on Funding and Scaling
  • Tien Tzuo - Panel - Bootstrapping to Success: Starting a Business on a Shoestring and a Prayer
  • 4/15/2010
  • Tien Tzou
  • 1 min. 20 sec.

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Tien Tzuo Shares Thoughts on Funding and Scaling
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