We are a young team of technology innovators, data scientists, and business problem solvers. We use technology to remove barriers between people and data.

Core Team

Our core team graduated from Tsinghua University, Peking University, Stanford, Oxford, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and other globally well-known universities. The technology team has extensive working experience in Tencent, Baidu Fengchao, Huawei Noah's Ark Lab, and China MIIT (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology) Research Institute.

Tony Ren is the founder and CEO of Yimian, a data science and AI startup that leverage machine intelligence to help consumer companies to quantify market and consumer voice, and achieve data-driven decisions. Before founding Yimian, Tony received his Bachelor., Master, and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He worked for Tencent Inc, National Institute of Informatics Japan, Huawei Noah’s Ark AI Laboratory and QVOD technology as developer and researcher.

Tony Ren


Chao Liu is the Co-Founder of Yimian. He managed and sold a wi-fi startup business, providing wireless coverage to immigrant workers and creating a new business model in the wi-fi market. Prior to joining Yimian, He worked in Telecommunications Research Institute of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, responsible for testing and certification of communication equipment. Chao holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Tsinghua University.

Chao Liu


Jinjie Zhang is the CTO of Yimian. His current research focuses on Chinese and English natural language processing and image recognition technology. Research interests include Internet, enterprise big data data collection, data analysis, data mining, data visualization technology and artificial intelligence, etc. Prior to joining Yimian, he used to work in Baidu's business search architecture department and was engaged in the research and development of advertising data synchronization system. Prior to joining Baidu, He worked in the General Department of Manned Spaceflight of China Academy of Space Technology. Owns Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Tsinghua University.

Jinjie Zhang