Social Being A Non Conformist In A Conformist World Paid Off For David Zhao

Taking risks in life and being a non-conformist does pay off in life, even though the path is not a bed of roses. While the step might seem dangerous at that instance, it often is a life-changing experience – a generous dose of grit and determination is the secret to growth. This is how David Zhao, an entrepreneur, investor, and activist has turned his dreams into reality.

Zhao, who hails from Shanghai, China, got admitted into the Jerome Fisher Program of The University of Pennsylvania for dual majors in Management and Computer Informational Sciences. Later, he moved to the Wharton School of Business in his sophomore year to focus on his ambitions. While at the University of Pennsylvania, Zhao co-founded the Ivy Capital Management, a student-managed fund that invested into public markets and local ventures.