Terry Crawford is the founder of InitialView. InitialView was founded in Beijing, China in 2009. InitialView provides interviews of applicants to U.S. and U.K. universities and job seekers to multinationals. InitialView serves two primary markets: that of U.S. and U.K. universities which want to have a more authentic look at their international applicants, and that of job seekers who want to set themselves apart. For both, they use in-person, unscripted interviews which are then uploaded to the proprietary interview platform. The proprietary platform allows viewers to, within seconds, determine the interviewee’s English ability and interpersonal skills. Their technology is currently patent-pending in both the U.S. and China.

Terry first came to China in the early 2000s after completing his new york bar exam course to study Chinese at Tsinghua University in Berkeley’s intensive Chinese language program. After practicing mergers & acquisitions as a private equity lawyer in Hong Kong and New York, he came to Beijing with the law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, where he worked with some of the most prominent companies in China. While he was a lawyer, Terry founded his first technology venture. In 2007 he launched Hitchsters.com, a website that connected fellow travelers so they could share taxis to and from airports. It was named one of Time Magazine’s Top 50 Websites of 2007, and it was sold in 2010. He currently lives in Beijing with his family.

Terry is a speaker at TechNodeTouch meetup on Education on January 19, 2014 in Beijing, where he will be sharing his insights and tips on founding and running an education startup in the Chinese market. Click here to register to attend the free-to-attend meet-up.

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Vallabh Rao

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