James Ding is a Managing Director with GSR Ventures, where he focuses on investments in the firm's digital practice, looking at early-stage companies in the Artificial Intelligence, Internet, Mobile, Healthcare and New Media sectors. James currently serves on the boards of Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU), iBOXPAY, Geo Media, Gikoo, Skyroam, IMO, Capital Smart and Purple Clinic.
Prior to GSR, James co-founded AsiaInfo (NASDAQ: ASIA), one of the earliest and most successful technology companies in China. During his tenure as CEO, AsiaInfo became the first Chinese technology company to complete an IPO on NASDAQ. He remains co-chairman of AsiaInfo.
James graduated from the executive program at Haas Business School at the University of California at Berkeley. He holds a master's degree in information science from the University of California at Los Angeles, and a B.S. in chemistry from Peking University. James is also a founder of e-China Alliances.