Building the next generation of intelligent
business applications, with AI and data science at the core.

Chinapex is a customer data technology and AI company headquartered in Shanghai with offices in Beijing, Hong Kong and Silicon Valley.
We combine cutting-edge big data, AI, and blockchain technology to tackle problems in areas of marketing, personalization, and customer
analytics. We have served over 200+ mid to large global and China enterprises in sectors of finance, travel, automotive, ecommerce, and retail.

Management Team

Jimmy Hu
Founder & CEO

  • Oversees a combination of strategy, product, and vision
  • Built internal marketing analytics for Microsoft, multi-year Microsoft technology contractor
  • China & Asia big data and AI market advisor for Gerson Lehrman Group and multiple US financial institutions
  • Forbes China 30 Under 30
  • UC Berkeley BS Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences

Tiger Yang
Co-founder & President

  • Manages day-to-day operations of Chinapex
  • Managed multiple internal data analytics projects for Microsoft, multi-year Microsoft technology contractor
  • China Internet Weekly “Innovative Leader of the Year Award”
  • UC Berkeley BS Political Economy

Richard Wang

  • Director of Engineering @ Alibaba, managed a team of 30+ person R&D team
  • Team Lead @ Youku, Machine Learning
  • Team Lead @ Microsoft
  • Microsoft IT Pro Award and Future Star Award
  • Software Engineering @ Autodesk
  • Masters Computer Science from Tongji University

Robert Xu
Vp Product

  • Product Director @ Alibaba, big data analytics division
  • Analytics and personalization recommendation system team leader @Sohu, one of China’s largest internet platforms
  • Director of big data products @ Emar
  • Masters in Statistics from Renmin University w/ focus on Machine Learning

Scientific Advisor Team

Laurent El Ghaoui
Senior Scientific Advisor

  • Extensive scientific and real-life application R&D experience in machine learning, data modeling, statistics, data mining, and algorithmic optimization.
  • 17-year professor at UC Berkeley teaching machine learning, data science, and optimization.
  • Founder and chief scientist at SumUp analytics, a company that specializes in research and development of semantic-based big data analytics systems.
  • Co-founder of Kayrros, a company powering energy trading firms and government with big data analytics solutions to optimize energy investment decisions.
  • Scientific Advisor at Walmart Labs.
  • PhD from Stanford University in Aerophysics and Astrophysics.

Our Customers


Standard Chartered Most Promising
Technology Startup Award

1 out of 15 companies,
selected from over 1000 for
Microsoft Accelerator Shanghai.

#19 on 2017’s top
China’s top 100 big
data companies list.

#22 on 2017’s top
China’s top 100 AI
companies list.