Jin Ming is a Geek-in-Residence at Quest Ventures, a leading venture fund for technology companies that have scalability and replicability in large internet communities.
Jin works closely with startups to accelerate their growth through a combination of incubation services and programmes such as Founder Institute. He is also responsible for technology evaluation and horizon scanning for emerging technologies.
Prior to this, Jin was part of the founding team and lead engineer at 55tuan, one of the largest social e-commerce site in China with presence across more than a hundred cities, where he was responsible for technology development based on PHP, MySQL, Nginx/LVS, Java, Struts2, Spring and MyBatis. Before 55tuan, Jin was lead engineer of Jeehe, an events and social meetup site where he was responsible for the development of its recommendation engine based on Tag. Jin is also familiar with BonCP, Jedis, Dubbo, Shell, Python, Hadoop and HBase.
Jin was awarded a mayor scholarship by the city of Shenyang in 2008 and a national scholarship in 2007. In 2005, he was recognised as an outstanding top student in the Software Institute of the Northeastern University. He is a five-time recipient of first-class scholarships and a two-time recipient of second-class scholarships. His graduation thesis received the top award. Until 2012, Jin was also a candidate for a Tsinghua University PhD where he left to pursue real-life computing challenges in search and recommendation.
Jin has also won numerous competitions. In 2008, he was second in the American universities modelling competition; in 2007, he was first in Liaoning Province and second in the national students mathematical modelling competition, excellent award in the ACM programming competition in Northeastern University, third in chess gaming based on C++ and computing based on C#.
Jin has a Bachelors in Information Security from the Northeastern University of China where he was ranked at the top of his class.