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Wesley Chan is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Google Ventures.

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 13 US Patents, many 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.

Wesley was previously a General Partner at Google Ventures with a focus on mobile and enterprise software startups. Wesley held board or board observer seats in the following companies: Crittercism, Transphorm, Cool Planet Energy Systems, RocketLawyer, and Firespotter Labs (UberConference). He has also led investments in AngelList, Vungle, Climate Corporation (exited to Monsanto), Parse (exited to Facebook), Astrid (exited to Yahoo!), Milk (exited to Google), PrimaTable (exited to HotelTonight), Optimizely, iPerian, SpaceMonkey, and ZenPayroll.

In his spare time, Wesley served as Google’s Chief Photographer Emeritus. His favorite camera is the Canon EOS-5D Mark II.

Specialties: Venture capital, early stage investing, consumer internet, enterprise software, voice and mobile apps, adventures, and taking great photos.

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