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Christopher Wan


Christopher Wan is an investor in the San Francisco office, where he focuses primarily on early-stage deep technologies and especially those tackling the climate crisis.

Before joining Bessemer, Chris was at In-Q-Tel and Tusk Ventures, investing in companies at the intersection of technology and government. Chris was also part of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI, where he researched and wrote policy proposals on artificial intelligence. He began his career as a software engineer on Facebook’s News Credibility team.

Chris earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Yale University, where he helped lead and found a few hackathons. He is a member of the California State Bar and is an alum at Stanford Law School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Outside of work, he enjoys running and swimming (casually), writing, and talking about the NBA (especially the Miami Heat).




 Lumachain is a software for the food supply chain that tracks and traces the origin, location, and condition of individual items in a supply chain, in real-time, from farm to fork, enabling the food supply chain industry to reduce waste, increase efficiency, and grow revenues and margins.

Rigetti Computing *

Rigetti Computing


Rigetti Computing is an integrated systems company that builds quantum computers and the superconducting quantum processors that power them.

In March 2022, Rigetti went public on NASDAQ (RGTI).

Windfall Bio

Windfall Bio

Windfall Bio is an agriculture technology and climate startup focused on transforming dilute methane emissions into value-add products.



Xanadu is a photonic quantum computing platform that leverages advanced artificial intelligence to integrate quantum silicon photonic chips into existing hardware to create a full-stack quantum computer.

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