Dr. Connie Wan
Seattle Gummy Company

Connie Wan Ph.D. J.D.

Dr. Connie Wan is the founder and CEO of Seattle Gummy Company (SGC), a pioneer in gummy based nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals.  Before founding SGC, Dr. Wan served as the CTO and Chief IP Office for Benemilk Oy, a joint venture by the Raisio Group, one of the largest Nordic agro company, and Intellectual Ventures (IV), the biggest patent focused private equity fund in the world.  Before joining Benemilk, Dr. Wan led IV’s invention capital investment from assets creation, evaluation and acquisition, IP portfolio strategy and management, technology licensing and commercialization to technology startup, partnership and joint venture formation and was instrumental in the formation in several IV portfolio companies including Benemilk Oy and Coffee Flour.

Diversely experienced in scientific, business and legal fields, Dr. Wan researched novel therapeutics in both academic and industrial labs as a scientist, advised clients from blue-chip pharmaceutical companies to biotech startups as an IP attorney in private practice, and has previously co-founded several companies as a serial entrepreneur.  Dr. Wan holds multiple advanced degrees from various fields including both the Bachelor of Science and the Master of Medicine degree from Peking University (Beijing Medical University), Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Clark University in organic chemistry, and a J.D. from the University of Washington, School of Law.

An avid blogger and advocate for bringing the vigor of pharmaceutical sciences into the nutraceutical industry, Dr. Wan has a passion for research-based and science-backed health and nutrition solutions.  She has published in numerous scientific journals, is a prolific inventor with over 100 patent filings and is a frequent speaker on topics of science, business, law and cross-cultural business dealings.