Tianhui Michael Li

Founder and CEO -

The Data Incubator -


Tianhui Michael Li is founder and CEO of The Data Incubator, an education, training and job placement company. The Data Incubator runs an eight-week fellowship program to help selected Ph.D. holders and postdoctoral scholars transition from academia into corporate data science jobs. It also conducts customized data science training programs for corporate clients.

Before founding The Data Incubator in 2014, Li headed monetization-related data science initiatives at location intelligence and local search company Foursquare; he also has worked at venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, JP Morgan Chase, Google and several other companies. In addition to TechTarget, Li has contributed to Harvard Business Review, VentureBeat, TechCrunch, Fast Company and The Wall Street Journal. He earned his Ph.D. at Princeton, did postdoctoral work at Cornell Tech and was a Marshall Scholar at Cambridge University in England.

Tianhui Michael Li’s Most Recent Content