Celebrate the A100, the most impactful Asian Pacific Leaders.

Ivan Lee


Ivan Lee is the CEO and Founder of Datasaur.ai – an AI data labeling company. He studied Computer Science at Stanford University. He took a leave of absence from pursuing his Master’s degree to co-found Loki Studios and build Geomon, a location-based monster capturing game. Loki was acquired by Yahoo in 2013.

Ivan went on to participate in Yahoo’s inaugural Associate Product Manager program. He spent two years as a Product Manager defining and re-building mobile search using artificial intelligence. Ivan went on to serve as VP of Product at GoButler, working to define a new genre of virtual personal assistant. He most recently spent two years working on AI Products at Apple.

He currently lives in the Bay Area. Aside from thinking about technology and its application to products, he enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee on warm California days.

What inspired you/your team to create this company?
I spent 7 years as a product manager for AI at various companies – most recently at Apple. I experienced first-hand how powerful AI can be, but I also came to understand that in order to train these models, we have to gather a lot of labeled training data. I spent millions of company dollars getting labeled data, but the process was frustrating and complex. I started Datasaur to solve that for the industry once and for all.

What distinguishes your company and product in the market?
We focus on text, an underserved market in AI (most others focus on images/video). Our competitors (Scale AI, Appen) provide an end-to-end solution so they keep their labeling software proprietary and closed off. We also focus solely on creating and offering the best software solution directly to our customers.”