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Christopher Wan

Investor

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).

Companies

Xanadu

Xanadu

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.

Rigetti Computing

Rigetti Computing

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

In October 2021, Rigetti Computing announced its plan to go public through a merger with Supernova Acquisition Company II.

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