Wendy Tan White

Chief Executive Officer at Intrinsic

Wendy Tan White


Wendy Tan White is the chief executive officer of Intrinsic, a robotics software and AI company at Alphabet. Intrinsic aims to unlock the creative and economic potential of industrial robotics for businesses, entrepreneurs and developers by making industrial robots easier to use and train. Intrinsic became an Alphabet “Other Bet” in July 2021.

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Prior to becoming CEO at Intrinsic, Wendy was a vice president at X, the moonshot factory, where she coached a variety of teams and leaders on how to chart their path to the moon, including sustainability projects Mineral and Tidal.

Before joining X, she was a partner at BGF Ventures, a £2.5bn growth capital fund, and general partner at Entrepreneur First, a global technology talent investor in AI, robotics and biotech. Early in her career, Wendy was CEO and co-founder of Moonfruit, the world’s first Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) website builder platform. She also helped launch Zopa.com, the first European peer-to-peer lending site, and Egg.com, the UK's first internet bank.

Wendy holds a bachelor of engineering in computer science from Imperial College, a masters in material futures design from Central Saint Martins, and an honorary doctorate from Salford University. In 2016, Queen Elizabeth II awarded Wendy an MBE for her services to technology and business.

Wendy currently lives in California with her husband and two children.

Latest blog posts by Wendy Tan White

  • Jul 23, 2021

    Introducing Intrinsic

    Unlocking the creative and economic potential of industrial robotics for millions more businesses, entrepreneurs, and developers.
  • Dec 15, 2022

    Building opportunities for the world’s robotics developers

    To help accelerate a new generation of robotics developers, we’re welcoming team members of OSRC — the commercial subsidiary of Open Robotics — to Intrinsic through an acquisition.
  • Apr 22, 2022

    Mission momentum: welcoming Vicarious

    Last year, we became an independent Alphabet company. We're now ready to take an exciting next step in our journey.
  • Jul 18, 2022

    A new chapter for Intrinsic

    Advancing our mission as one team – ready to build a software platform that unlocks industrial robotics for millions more businesses and developers.
  • May 15, 2023

    Introducing Intrinsic Flowstate

    Welcoming applications from solution builders to a private beta program.