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Ray Zhou


Ray Zhou, CEO of Affinity, believes every opportunity begins with a relationship—and knows that business networks become unwieldy and harder to leverage as they grow larger. In response, he co-founded Affinity, whose eponymous CRM captures and organizes “data exhaust” from emails and calendars, and combines it with other datasets to provide the “relationship intelligence” needed by decision-makers in venture capital, investment banking, private equity, and consulting: industries where relationship-building is foundational to dealmaking. A native of the Bay Area, Ray met Affinity’s co-founder, Shubham Goel, at Stanford, where they were studying computer science. Their goal is to bring relationship intelligence to the world at large.

conference speakers

Lauren Gomez

Sozo Ventures

Moustafa ElBialy

Kleiner Perkins

Jolynn Vallejo

Chief of Staff
Kapor Capital

Samantha Santaniello-Lawrence

Head of Platform: GTM, BD & Strategic Partnerships
MassMutual Ventures