Wesley Chan is a Managing Director at Felicis Ventures. He founded Google Analytics and Google Voice and holds 16 US patents for his fundamental contributions to building Google’s early advertising system.
Wesley led investment rounds and holds board or observer seats in Canva, Guild Education, Turvo, CultureAmp, Okera, Hyperscience, and Dialpad. He also led led rounds in Ring (exited for $1B+ to AMZN), Flexport, Gusto, Whole Biome, Skip the Dishes (exited to Just Eats/JE), and YES (exited to TWTR).
At Google, Wesley was one of the earliest General Partner at GV (Google Ventures), where he built out the investment team and held board or observer seats in Angelist, Aptelligent (exited to VMWare), iPerian (exited to Bristol Myers-Squibb), and Dialpad. Wesley also led investments in Robin Hood, Gusto, Optimizely, DataPad (exited to Cloudera), Freshplum (exited to TWTR), Namo Media (exited to TWTR), and Parse (exited to FB). He is a recipient of Google’s Founders Award–the company’s most prestigious recognition–for leading the development of Google’s early client efforts, which led to the creation of Google Chrome.
Additionally, Wesley has held technical positions both at HP Labs and Microsoft. He holds both Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT where he completed his graduate research at the Media Laboratory.
He was selected as a “Top 35 Under 35” innovator by Technology Review magazine in 2010. He has been featured in CNN, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and his story as an early product innovator at Google is covered by Steven Levy’s Google Book, “In The Plex.”