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Yin Qi

Yin Qi, 30 Megvii Seven years ago, Yin Qi founded a company called Megvii with two college friends in Beijing. Now people from over 220 countries and regions use Megvii’s face-recognition platform, Face++. The company has more than 1,500 employees. Face++ has …Continue reading

Elizabeth Nyeko

Elizabeth Nyeko, 34 Modularity Grid Elizabeth Nyeko thinks she’s found a solution to one of rural Africa’s key development challenges: how to electrify communities in a way that’s affordable—and efficient. As CEO of Modularity Grid, a London-based startup, Nyeko builds technologies that …Continue reading

Ashutosh Saxena

Ashutosh Saxena, 34 Brain of Things Ashutosh Saxena is the CEO and cofounder of Brain of Things, which devel­oped an AI system called Caspar that turns a home into a sort of robot that we can talk to and interact with. By …Continue reading

William Woodford

William Woodford, 32 Form Energy For renewables to work, they need batteries—otherwise, the lights go out when the sun goes down or the wind isn’t blowing. Companies like Tesla and Hyundai are addressing the problem by developing football-field-size lithium-ion batteries in Australia …Continue reading

Ji Xu

Ji Xu played a key role in building the world’s largest payment platform, which can support more than a billion transactions a day. It’s a boon to commerce, but more important, it enables anyone—especially people without access to traditional banks—to use financial …Continue reading

Alice Zhang

Alice Zhang, 29 Verge Genomics Traditional approaches to drug development for diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) haven’t offered patients much. Alice Zhang is trying something new. Her company, Verge Genomics, uses artificial intelligence to identify promising compounds, refining …Continue reading