Amazon Cloud Service,
Crystal Horse Investments,
Yiqizuoye Technical Co-
Morgan Stanley / Citadel /
Sr. Data Scientist
China Chengxin Credit,
Head of Product &
Two Sigma, Sr. Engineer
Nestia Pte Ltd, Singapore, Founder & CEO
Jefferson is the CEO of ADVANCE.AI, and also a Partner at GSR Ventures, a leading venture capital firm in China who was the first investor in “unicorn” internet companies including Didi, Qunar, OFO, FunPlus, Inke, and others. Prior to starting ADVANCE.AI, Jefferson was head of private investing for Greater China at Farallon Capital (a leading alternative asset management firm with AUM of over US$20 billion) where he led investments into Huarong AMC, Cinda AMC, Didi, ND Micro Credit and others. Jefferson previously also worked at Goldman Sachs where he was involved in the IPO and M&A transactions for numerous Asian companies including Bank of China, ICBC, CIMB, BankThai, Baidu, New Oriental, and others. Jefferson received Bachelor degree in Computer Science from Tsinghua University and MBA from Stanford University.
Dong was previously a Partner and VP of Engineering at WeCash, one of the leading fintech startups in China. Before Wecash, Dong worked as a senior engineer at Amazon AWS in Seattle. Dong had MS in computer science from both Tsinghua University and Penn State University. Dong has extensive experiences in distributed system, big data related system design and fintech products.
Chun is the Chief Scientist and Co-founder in Advance.ai. Prior to ADVANCE.AI, Chun was Partner at Crystal Horse Investments, doing early stage technology investments across South East Asia. His experience in algorithm design and machine learning is reflected in his previous work as algorithm quant and his research in optimisation & simulation in the physical chemistry field. Chun holds Ph.D. in mathematics and natural science from the University of Leiden. He received a Master of Applied Mathematics from the University of Technology Eindhoven, prior obtaining his double propedeuse in Applied Math and Computer Science.
Xiaoguang was previously the Chief Technology Officer in Yiqi Zuoye Co., LTD, the biggest education and homework platform in China. Providing online homework service, education content management & analytics, knowledge graph construction, adaptive teaching & learning related technology. He has extensive experience in internet technology and ecosystem, system architecture, big data, machine learning, security, etc. Xiaoguang graduated from Tsinghua University with a bachelor's degree in Computer Software and a master's degree in Computer Science & Technology.
Robbie has been involved in the technology and finance industries as a researcher, programmer, product manager, trader, and investor. He has previously held positions at Microsoft, Google, Partech VC, Morgan Stanley, Citadel, and Two Sigma. He received a PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University.
Qian was previously the Chief Innovation Officer in China Chengxin Credit Information Co., LTD, one of the biggest credit data service providers in China, managing data analytics, modelling and data product teams. He has extensive experience in consumer finance, personal credit data and Asia's fintech ecosystem. Previously, he designed and developed high performance data platforms for Two Sigma Investments. Qian Wang graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree and a master's degree, both in Computer and Information Science.
David Chen obtained his Ph.D. from the School of Computer Science of University of Washington, Seattle. He was a Tenured Associate Professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and a Chair Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. David is a world class expert on algorithm design and has published over 60 research papers in top journals and conferences in Computer Science, Operations Research, and Economics.