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Christopher Wan


Christopher Wan is an investor in the San Francisco office, where he focuses primarily on early-stage frontier technologies.

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 is currently finishing his JD/MBA at Stanford University and holds a degree in computer science from Yale University, where he helped lead and found a few hackathons. Outside of work, he enjoys running and swimming (casually), writing, and talking about NBA basketball (especially the Miami Heat).




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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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).

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