Zao is revolutionizing social recruiting by enabling companies to offer referral rewards to their professional and personal networks for referral hires, in addition to their employees. Zao opens up a whole world of referrals from former employees, vendors, professionals and business partners, all who intimately know great candidates, and are trusted by the company. Hiring managers love referrals because they are high quality, fast and low cost hires. Zao leverages social networks to make it easy for referrers to find and refer great candidates. Zao also makes it easy to track and reward all the people that help companies make successful hires, whether they work for the company or not.
Parent CompanyAmris
HQLos Angeles, US
Zao was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, US

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Key People/Management at Zao

Barak Shapira

Barak Shapira

VP Product
Yoni Moses

Yoni Moses

Vp R&d
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Zao Office Locations

Zao has an office in Los Angeles
Los Angeles, US (HQ)
Los Angeles, CA, USA
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Zao Financials and Metrics

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Total Funding

$1.3 m


In total, Zao had raised $1.3 m. Zao is a subsidiary of Amris

Zao Online and Social Media Presence

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Zao News and Updates

Chinese Deepfake App Zao Goes Viral, Faces Immediate Criticism Over User Data And Security Policy

Deepfakes continue to spark conversations about the ethics and legality of likeness and representation.

Trading faces with Leo DiCaprio in the hot deep-fake social app Zao comes with major privacy concerns

It became China’s top free iOS app in less than 48 hours. Then came the privacy backlash. What if with just one picture, your face could be swapped with Leonardo DiCaprio’s into clips of some of the award-winning actor’s most memorable roles?Read Full Story

Chinese deepfake app Zao goes viral, but sparks privacy concerns

Viral Chinese app Zao, published by Momo, is raising privacy concerns and questions over the power of deepfake photos and videos.

WeChat restricts controversial video face-swapping app Zao, citing “security risks”

Zao went viral in China this weekend for its realistic face-swapping videos, but after controversy about its policies, WeChat restricted access to the app on its messaging platform. Developed by a unit of Momo, one of China’s most popular dating apps, Zao creates videos that replace the faces of cel…

Viral Chinese deepfake app Zao lets people superimpose their faces onto celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and it is terrifyingly convincing

An app called Zao was the most-downloaded app in China's iOS store over the weekend, and it lets users convincingly superimpose their faces onto celebrities, creating so-called "deepfakes." The app isn't available in the West, but videos uploaded to social media show people deepfaking themselves i…

The 2018 iPhone Photography Awards Prove You Don’t Need A Fancy Camera

The best camera is the one you have in your pocket.
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Zao Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Zao founded?

    Zao was founded in 2011.

  • Who are Zao key executives?

    Zao's key executives are Barak Shapira and Yoni Moses.

  • Who are Zao competitors?

    Competitors of Zao include Reppify, RolePoint and Wade & Wendy.

  • Where is Zao headquarters?

    Zao headquarters is located at Los Angeles, CA, USA, Los Angeles.

  • Where are Zao offices?

    Zao has an office in Los Angeles.

  • How many offices does Zao have?

    Zao has 1 office.