John Zhu
John Zhu
Bridgewater, NJ

I'm a: Programmer/Developer
looking for a: Business Developer
to be my: Co-Founder
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John Zhu is Seeking someone to join them
John Zhu is interested in these industries
B2B Services Big Data eCommerce
About John Zhu

A slightly different perspective, which might be interesting to business consultants and marketing professionals in local business space:

This project is about using data, a lot of data, and online marketplace to provide small businesses with out-of-box package of marketing strategies + sales leads.
I am courteously inviting ambitious talents who had experiences in:

0. Urgent: business consultants with the experience of working with local businesses. Potential co-founders can check out here: I have paying customers with orders to fill.
1. Business development and marketing professionals
2. software developers/technologist, for a hands-on CTO role.
3. I also work with college interns who are looking for exciting business & technological challenges.

----- The problem we are solving is-----
"how can small enterprises get access to marketing strategies & sales leads, cost-effectively, in growing their businesses?"

Please review this two-minute story at for the approach and products.
---------- If you are still interested, please continue, Thank You ------------
After working for the biggest names in corporate America for 18 years, I started to develop internet-based applications to help small businesses grow by utilizing data:
* public data from governments,
* commercial (private but for sale) data from businesses like D&B, LinkedIn, etc; and
* proprietary (private but not for sale) data such as records in their Quickbooks.

The idea behind the effort is to aggregate public & commercial data, and mesh them with proprietary data, in order to generate insights specific to individual (small) businesses.

After a few rounds of pivots, the current focus is on a platform which
1. Provides data accesses and necessary tooling to business consultants, marketeers, market insiders to create local business data solutions, such as lead-lists for certain offers, or a particular ways of marketing certain services
2. Facilitates marketing and sales of these business solutions to small business owners -- think of it as an eBay-like marketplace for small business (data) solutions based on public, commercial and private data..

The current status: We have manually built solutions, and are selling to local businesses. This is our way of validating customer needs, refining messaging, identifying "sweets pots" to prepare for larger scale of go-to-market efforts.

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Work experience

B2B Services:18 Years
Big Data:7 Years
eCommerce:15 Years

Startup experience

Founded 1 startup

Areas of expertise

Programmer/Developer Product Manager

Looking expertise

Business Developer Marketer
What John Zhu is looking for
Weekly commitment
of 20 hours per week
Sweat equity only
John Zhu's Business Stage
Business Plan
Indiana University 1992

Graduate School in the Computer Science field

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John Zhu's Predisposed Strengths

  • Being creative and designing breakthrough product
  • Having a virtually limitless R&D pipeline
  • A desire to change the world

John Zhu's Built-in weaknesses

  • Business strategy and problem solving
  • Salesmanship
  • Engaging in conflict, firing employees, savvy negotiating
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