Wesley Chan is an Investment Partner on the Google Ventures team. He is based out of Seattle, WA.
At Google, he is an early employee and fun-loving entrepreneur, where he is tasked with scouting new opportunities and turning them into disruptive billion-dollar businesses. Two of his favorite products he's founded and launched include Google Analytics and Google Voice.
Wesley is a recipient of Google's founder award--the company's most prestigious recognition--for leading the development of Google Toolbar and building out Google's early client efforts.
Wesley also holds five US Patents from his work on starting the business for targeted display advertising at Google.
Additionally, Wesley has held positions as a research lead at HP Labs, a Program Manager at Microsoft, and holds both Masters and Bachelors degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT where he did his graduate research at the Media Laboratory. He was selected as a top TR35 young innovator by Technology Review magazine in 2010.
Wesley has led numerous investments at Google Ventures, including Firespotter Labs, an consumer product accelerator, and Ipierian, a biopharmaceutical stem-cell company focused on the development of new therapeutics.
In his spare time, Wesley also serves as Google's Chief Photographer Emeritus. His favorite camera is the Canon EOS-5D Mark II.
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