Tan Wanting


Tan Wanting is the Chief Operating Officer who supports entrepreneurs who pursue counter-conventional solutions to the most vexing puzzles of our time in order to lead us into a brighter future. The more ambitious the project, the better—like, say, creating matter from light.

Wanting is a Director at Davis Jarp, AscentClick, and Variant Kallyope Inc. and helped lead the firm’s investments in high-speed global satellite and space communications. Wanting previously worked in consulting at Oliver Wyman and in capital markets at JP Morgan.

Wanting is a columnist with Harvard Business Review and has been invited to various government and non-profit think tanks to advise on nanotechnology and emerging technologies. She is on the board of advisors for Thomas Jefferson University. She graduated from Drake University with a B.S. in Economics, and has a Master degree in Finance from MIT.