Nan Li

Managing Director

Nan invests in frontier technologies built to transform industrial enterprise sectors like pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, agriculture, and logistics.

He leads Obvious’ investments in computational biology visionaries like Zymergen, Recursion Pharmaceuticals, and LabGenius; AI-driven platforms opening new opportunities across sectors such as Planet, Inato, and DarwinAI; and intelligent robotics companies like Dexterity.

Prior to joining OV, Nan managed early stage tech investments for Eric Schmidt's Innovation Endeavors. He previously led Product, Operations, and Finance at Gigwalk - a mobile crowdsourced data and analytics company funded by Greylock Partners and August Capital. Prior to Gigwalk, Nan was a VC at Bain Capital Ventures, a management consultant at Bain & Company, and a product manager at Microsoft. Nan holds a B.S.E. in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Michigan and is an adjunct lecturer at Stanford University on venture capital.

Nan grew up in Detroit after emigrating from China. He enjoys music, photography, culture, puzzles, all Detroit sports, and general nerdom.

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Nan Li

Managing Director

Nan invests in frontier technologies built to transform industrial enterprise sectors like pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, agriculture, and logistics.

He leads Obvious’ investments in computational biology visionaries like Zymergen, Recursion Pharmaceuticals, and LabGenius; AI-driven platforms opening new opportunities across sectors such as Planet, Inato, and DarwinAI; and intelligent robotics companies like Dexterity.

Prior to joining OV, Nan managed early stage tech investments for Eric Schmidt's Innovation Endeavors. He previously led Product, Operations, and Finance at Gigwalk - a mobile crowdsourced data and analytics company funded by Greylock Partners and August Capital. Prior to Gigwalk, Nan was a VC at Bain Capital Ventures, a management consultant at Bain & Company, and a product manager at Microsoft. Nan holds a B.S.E. in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Michigan and is an adjunct lecturer at Stanford University on venture capital.

Nan grew up in Detroit after emigrating from China. He enjoys music, photography, culture, puzzles, all Detroit sports, and general nerdom.

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