About Me

Hi, I'm Garry Tan. I live in San Francisco. 

Find me on Farcaster @garrytan or Mastodon https://sigmoid.social/@garrytan

I am President and CEO of Y Combinator. I was a partner there from 2011 to 2015.

I started a venture capital fund called Initialized Capital. It has just over $3.2B under management, usually funding folks very early (seed and Series A) often when it is just a few people just starting out. We have 27 Unicorn startups (worth >$1B in market value or up) and for each one we've funded them at usually the earliest possible stage: Coinbase, Instacart, Cruise, Flexport, and Opendoor— there are quite a few on the way to that distinction. We've been blessed to be involved with such thoughtful and amazing founders. 

What is Posthaven?

I also cofounded the blog platform Posthaven that you're viewing this on. I wish I had more time to work on it, but me and my cofounder Brett Gibson took an oath to keep the site online, ideally forever— storage costs continue to come down and I'm pretty sure we live in the era of decentralized compute. All I ask for our users is that they pay $5/mo to be a part of it. Brett and I cofounded a startup called Posterous before that was sold to Twitter, and then shut down. We were bummed about that which is why we started Posthaven.