Wesley Chan Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Investments
  • 10

  • Portfolio
  • 5

  • Exits
  • 5

Exits

Wesley Chan General Information

Description

Mr. Wesley Chan serves as Co-Founder & Managing Partner at FPV Ventures. He served as Advisor at FetchRev. Mr. Wesley Chan serves as Venture Partner & General Partner at Felicis Ventures. He serves as Board Observer at Dialpad. He serves as Advisor at Flexport. He serves as Board Member at Overture Life, Opera, and Culture Amp. He serves as Board Observer at HyperScience. A $450M early-stage fund that backs and serves mission-driven founders. He is an investor in five $10B+ "decacorns," his most notable being Canva where he is a member of the board of directors, led the Series A and C rounds, and is worth north of $40B. He founded Google Analytics and Google Voice and holds 17 US patents for his work in creating Google AdWords. Among Wesley's 20+ unicorn investments, he wrote the first or very early check into fintech API decacorn Plaid, logistics powerhouse Flexport, SMB payroll leader Gusto, enterprise software unicorn Lucid, and stock trading platform Robinhood (NASDAQ: HOOD)-- and led investments in Canva, AngelList, Carta, Guild Education, Sourcegraph, Dialpad, RocketLawyer, Orca Bio, Checkr, CultureAmp, HyperScience, Zipline, Astranis, TrialSpark, and Ring (exit to AMZN). Business Insider named Wesley to their Top 100 Seed Investors list for two consecutive years in 2022 & 2021. He serves as a Venture Partner at Felicis Ventures and one of the first General Partners at GV (Google Ventures). He led investments and/or held board seats in Xilis, AngelList, Opera, Pendulum Therapeutics, ProteinQure, Okera, Ascend.io, Overture Life, TopFunnel, Spring Discovery, iPierian (exit to BMS), Transphorm (NASDAQ: TGAN) and Dialpad. Wesley also founded GV's seed investing program and wrote the first checks into RobinHood, Plaid, Gusto, RobinHood, Vungle ($750M exit to Blackstone), Lucid, Optimizely, DataPad (exit to Cloudera), Freshplum (exit to TWTR), Namo Media (exit to TWTR), and Parse (exit to FB). Wesley 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. He also worked at HP Labs as a senior software engineer and at Microsoft Research as a research fellow. He holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT and completed his Masters's degree at the MIT Media Lab. Technology Review magazine featured Wesley as a "Top 35 Under 35" innovator. Wesley's accomplishments have been covered by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CNN, and Fortune, and his story as a product founder is featured in Steven Levy's best-selling Google book, "In The Plex." As a fan of the arts, Wesley is also a board member of the Met Opera in New York City.

Contact Information

Website
www.weschan.com
Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States
+1 (888) 000-0000

Wesley Chan Investments (10)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
ONEHOPE 05-Dec-2022 Later Stage VC 00.00 Beverages Generating Revenue
0000000 (000000000 27-Jun-2022 00000 00000 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000
00000000 12-May-2015 0000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000
00000 00000000 13-Mar-2015 0000 00000 000 Application Software Out of Business 000000 0000
000000 14-Oct-2014 00000 00000 000 Human Capital Services Generating Revenue 000000 0000
00000000 (00000000 08-Oct-2014 0000 00000 00.00 Application Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000
000000 12-Sep-2014 0000 00000 Application Software Out of Business 000000 0000
000000 10-Jun-2014 0000 00000 00.000 Social Content Startup 000000 0000
Dialpad 01-Oct-2013 Early Stage VC 0000 Communication Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000
Periscope Data 02-Jan-2013 Seed Round Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000
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Wesley Chan Exits (5)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Periscope Data 14-May-2019 Merger/Acquisition 00000
000000 02-Jun-2017 000 00 00000000
000000 30-Mar-2016 000000000000000000
Scout Launcher 02-Mar-2016 Out of Business
Snowball (Application Software) 30-Dec-2015 Merger/Acquisition
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Wesley Chan Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Wesley Chan Angel Investor 00 0 0 San Francisco, CA
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Wesley Chan Co-Investors (10)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Anthony Goldbloom 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
Battery Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Brian Koo 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
The Factory (France) 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Walden Catalyst 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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