Our Story

Founded in April 2015 and based in San Francisco's East Bay, R2.ai's ranks are composed of some of the most bold and imaginative people in their fields, transforming their creative ideas into sophisticated real-world applications. What binds us all is a common dream and the belief that our AI technologies can help make a better world by accelerating AI adoption across all industries.

Founding Team

Yiwen Huang
CEO and Co-founder
Besides spending a lot of time playing soccer and practicing martial art, he wrote his first neural network model 20+ years ago, added a few amazing ...
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John (Junyi) Sun
CTO and Co-founder
John is passionate about building AI system for real-world problem solving. He is responsible for engineering of frontend and backend at R2.ai. John had led...
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Di Meng
Chief Scientific Officer and Co-founder
Di is proud of his colorful education and experience. He is educated in medicine, finance, and economic research. 20 plus years analytical practice and statistical...
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Board Members

Yiwen Huang
Besides spending a lot of time playing soccer and practicing martial art, he wrote his first neural network model 20+ years ago, added a few amazing ...
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Bob Fu-Yuan Lin
Bob Lin is the co-founder of Acorn Campus, a pioneer incubator VC fund in Silicon Valley, and Founder of Multi-Dimensional Angel group, an angel venture group for...
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Michael Xuan
Michael (Xiaohua) Xuan is the Founder and Chairman of UniData Technology, a company based in Shanghai, focusing on Data/ Intelligence technology and...
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Locations

San Ramon, CA    (USA)
2228 Camino Ramon
San Ramon, CA 94583
Tel: +1925-336-6693
Shanghai      (China)
政立路477号同和国际大厦B座一楼
杨浦区,200433
Tel: +8613585729254
Hangzhou     (China)
杭州滨江区六和路368号海创基地北楼梦工厂,310051
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John Sun
CTO and Co-founder
John is passionate about building AI system for real-world problem solving. He is responsible for engineering of frontend and backend at R2.ai.

John had led many cloud applications and infrastructure developments since Netscape, AOL and other startups.
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Bob Fu-Yuan Lin

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Bob Lin is the co-founder of Acorn Campus, a pioneer incubator VC fund in Silicon Valley, and Founder of Multi-Dimensional Angel group, an angel venture group for entrepreneurs. He is a co-founder and Chairman of Healthlink Services from 2008-2015, China’s largest medical assistance company. Bob is also the CEO of the charitable Lin Continental Foundation, and Vice Chairman of Lotus Educational Foundation, a non-profit service which facilitates the East-West Cultural exchange between US and China. Bob has more than 35 years of angels and venture investment expertise with multiple IPOs. He also has long history of entrepreneurial start-up and international business, marketing, and management experiences. He was well known for launching investment for Avanti (IPO ’95 25x), AltiGen (IPO ‘97) and LightLogic (Sold to Intel for $400M ’01 for 100x). He was an early investor in Vertex Network (Sold to Mitel for $200M ’99, 20x), and MPS (IPO ’04 70x). He was also the co-founder of Pine Photonics (sold to Opnext ’03; IPO ‘07). His other portfolios include Fortinet (IPO US ’09),,  MONDAY Tech (sold to Yahoo ‘08), Opulan (Sold to Atheros ’10), and Luxnet (IPO Taiwan ’10), Winning Soft (IPO China, ’11), Uonenet (IPO China ’15), Sumilux (Acquired ’16), TechPoint (IPO ’17)…
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Di Meng
Chief Scientific Officer and Co-founder
Di is proud of his colorful education and experience. He is educated in medicine, finance, and economic research. 20 plus years analytical practice and statistical research shaped Di's critical thinking and innovative aspiration.

With his leadership experience in advanced analytics and machine learning with Cigna and Kaiser Permanente, Di brings his talent to R2.ai to serve a broader analytical community.
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Michael Xuan
Michael(Xiaohua) Xuan is the Founder and Chairman of UniData Technology, a company based in Shanghai, focusing on Data/Intelligence technology and incubation. He also co-founded eBao Technology, an innovative core business system software company for insurance industry. Prior to that, he had worked at Hewlett Packard in USA for eight years in developing large-scale circuit simulation algorithms and commercial software.

Michael Xuan holds Ph. D degree in Mathematics from UC Berkeley  and MS degree in Computational Mathematics from Zhejiang University in China.  He graduated from Jiangxi Science & Technology Unviersity in Mathemtics.
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Yiwen Huang
CEO and Co-founder
Besides spending a lot of time playing soccer and practicing martial art, he wrote his first neural network model 20+ years ago, added a few amazing features to Sybase ASE database, enjoyed all the success product managing Sybase IQ and Teradata Aster Big Data Analytics Platform. And he is happy to resume doing what he was so fascinated about 20+ years ago – artificial intelligence.
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