Garry Tan

Garry Tan

Managing Partner, Initialized Capital

San Francisco, California, United States
Member since August 18, 2009
Managing Partner, Initialized Capital Quote_down
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I'm a designer, engineer, and investor in early stage startups. Cofounder and managing partner of Initialized Capital, an early stage venture capital fund that was earliest investor in Coinbase and Instacart. We have over $500M in assets under management and our startups have created more than $23 billion in market value in the past 7 years.

Previously a partner at Y Combinator. Invested in and directly worked with over 700 companies in 5 years from the earliest possible stage, often just an idea.

Before that, I cofounded Posterous and helped build it to a world-class website used by millions. (Acquired by Twitter) I also cofounded the engineering team for Palantir Technology's quant finance analysis platform, and designed the current Palantir logo and wordmark.

I love building things.

Specialties: user-centered design, project management, software engineering, interaction design, visual design, entrepreneurship, bootstrapping, branding, design, technical architecture, scaling