Tom Zhang
Head of Data

Tom is Section 32’s Head of Data, where he is responsible for creating and growing the data and analytics solutions that support and guide the firm’s investing and operational decisions.

Tom spent a combined 13 years at Alphabet (Google and Google Ventures / GV). He started as a core member of the Ads Quality/Ads Metrics team, and contributed to building the world’s most sophisticated ads analytics systems. He moved to the Economics team working closely with Google’s Chief Economist, Hal Varian, offering technical help to teams like Shopping, News, Sales, and Legal. He then joined Google Ventures as an Engineering Partner exploring how to best use data and machine learning to help venture capital investment decision making.

After Alphabet, Tom was the Chief Data Scientist at Kai-Fu Lee’s Sinovation Ventures, and was then a senior director at WeWork, overseeing its global site selection and pricing algorithms.

Tom holds his BA in Mathematics from Peking University and PhD in Statistics from Stanford University.


San Diego

Silicon Valley