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MIT Technology Review honors Megvii founder

MIT Technology Review honors Megvii founder

Megvii founder Yin Qi has been named to the MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 2018 list in the Entrepreneurs category.

Mr. Yin founded Megvii with two college friends in 2011 in Beijing. Megvii’s face-recognition platform Face++ now has users from over 220 countries and regions. The company has more than 1,500 employees. Megvii counts Uber, Alibaba, CITIC, OPPO and Xiaomi among its key clients.

Yin graduated from Tsinghua University and earned a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Columbia University. Earlier in his career, he was a researcher and the director of a facial recognition project group at Microsoft Research Asia.

“MIT Technology Review inherently focuses on technology first – the breakthroughs and their potential to disrupt our lives,” explains Gideon Lichfield, editor-in-chief of MIT Technology Review. “Our annual Innovators Under 35 list is a chance for us to honor the outstanding people behind those technologies. We hope these profiles offer a glimpse into what the face of technology looks like today as well as in the future.”

In June the company appointed a distributor in Thailand and began negotiating with commercial banks and building management to deploy its software as the company looks to expand its presence in Southeast Asia. Last November they raised $460 million in a financing round that included a Chinese state fund, Ant Financial and Foxconn Technology.

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