Don’t judge a book by its cover? What if the cover now contains enormous data and information that can change people’s life. We were lucky to meet a face recognition startup Face++ on the TechCrunch Shanghai event. They started working on this tech two years ago in Beijing, having no idea where it would go and now they are still here focusing on it.

One of the co-founders Qi Yin who is actually an “on-leave” Phd student of the Columbia University shared with us about the story of this startup. He has been a researcher for face recognition and 3D camera design. Calling himself a dreamer, Qi said his dream is to create an interesting startup and obviously it’s come true.

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动点科技驻湾区记者. Charlie is an entrepreneur based in San Francisco and Hong Kong who calls herself the undefeated caffeine champion. You can reach her at charlie.sheng (at) technode.com