James Ding is a Managing Director at GSR Ventures, where he focuses on early-stage companies in the artificial intelligence, big data, IT-related health care, VR/AR and new media sectors. Prior to GSR Ventures, James co-founded AsiaInfo, which played an important role in the design and construction of China's Internet infrastructure. He has held various leadership positions in the company, including as Chief Executive Officer and President. He currently serves on the company’s board. While he was CEO, James led AsiaInfo to become the first Chinese high-tech enterprise listed on the NASDAQ in the United States. He is a graduate of Peking University, and earned his MS degree in information science from University of California, Los Angeles.