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Ziyi Gao

COO & FounderReframe (Glucobit)

Atlanta, GA

Member Since January 2023


Ziyi Gao is the co-founder and COO of Reframe, an app that helps people reduce or stop drinking alcohol through healthy habit formation. Gao started working on Reframe as a college student at Georgia Tech alongside her co-founder. After graduating with a bachelor’s in industrial engineering in 2017, she continued iterating on the app, eventually getting accepted to Y Combinator’s summer 2021 batch of startups. Passionate about helping people live better lives through better habits, she has also co-founded two spinoffs of Reframe—Reframe Mind and Reframe Sleep.

Published content

Why some startup founders are reducing or eliminating alcohol intake


Fast Company Executive Board member Ziyi Gao says startup founders can improve their personal or professional relationships by reducing or eliminating alcohol consumption.

Progress, not perfection, sustains long-term growth


For Fast Company Executive Board member Ziyi Gao, it’s important to recognize that when it comes to changing a habit, progress isn’t linear.

Company details

Reframe (Glucobit)

Company bio

Reframe is an app that helps people reduce or stop drinking alcohol through healthy habit formation. Developed by two Georgia Tech engineering alumni in conjunction with expertise from doctors and mental health experts, Reframe takes a scientific approach to alcohol reduction and sobriety. Reframe helps people create healthier drinking habits, track those habits and bond with other people on a similar journey in an online community where they can give and receive support. Reframe was launched in 2020 and was a member of Y Combinator’s summer 2021 cohort. To date, it has been featured in various news outlets, including TechCrunch, and the Los Angeles Times.


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