James Zhang

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James Zhang is co-founder and CTO of The Bright App. A serial technology entrepreneur with 15 years of experience shipping over 40+ mobile & web apps, James co-founded his first start-up at the age of 25 and sold it to Zynga in 2008. Since then, he has founded multiple companies including Joyride which was acquired by Google in 2015. In 2019, James created The Bright App with Nerissa Zhang. Prior to creating The Bright App, James was a tech lead at YouTube and Google and his code runs on billions of mobile devices today.

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  • Today’s entrepreneurs and innovators are embracing technology as a way to disrupt oppressive, unethical, dangerous, and unhealthy systems and jobs. Factory jobs and similar positions may be disappearing, but these jobs are notoriously difficult, dangerous, and exploitative. Entrepreneurs and innovators are embracing technology to dream up and create new jobs that never existed before. This includes technology such as robotics and AI as a means of empowering people with access to safe means of earning an income. We’re also embracing technology like social media as a means of holding corporations to higher standards of social responsibility than ever before. As an example, the Covid-19 crisis has resulted in countless entrepreneurs and tech innovators coming up with never-before-thought-of solutions to reduce social contact, kill or prevent the spread of germs and viruses, and improve medical systems worldwide.

    15 February 2021