New York, U.S.
After graduating from law school, Yang began his career as a corporate attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York City. He left the firm in 2000 after five months to join his office mate in launching Stargiving.com, a website for celebrity-affiliated philanthropic fundraising. The startup had some initial success but folded in 2002 as a result of the end of the dot-com bubble. He became involved in other ventures, including a party-organizing business. From 2002 to 2005, Yang served as the vice president of a healthcare startup.