Tom Ding is one of the people behind Koinify – the leading crypto funding platform for decentralized projects. He co-founded the company in 2014 and spent more than a year as its CEO. Ding is currently the CEO of another startup he co-founded – String Labs. Launched in 2015, the company is an open protocol studio, incubator, and infrastructure provider for blockchain systems. Early in his career, Ding founded and led Ding Lei Information Technology Company, whose software solutions were used by the Shanghai Government, among other major public entities. Ding has worked in the online marketing department of Alibaba.com and as a senior product manager at eBay. He studied computer science at Fudan University and later obtained a BE in computer science from Shandong University. Ding also holds an MBA from the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS).