Wesley Chan is a General Partner at Google Ventures where he leads seed and early stage investments across enterprise and consumer software-as-a-service, mobile, and life sciences startups.
As an early employee and product founder at Google, he started new disruptive opportunities including 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’s early client efforts, which led to the development of Google Chrome and other native app products.
Wesley holds 12 US Patents from his work on starting Google’s business in targeted display advertising.
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 35 under 35” innovator by Technology Review magazine in 2010.
In his spare time, Wesley also serves as Google’s Chief Photographer Emeritus. His favorite camera is the Canon EOS-5D Mark II.