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Garry Tan of Initialized: Saying No to Peter Thiel, Engineer turned Investors, and Betting Against Big Tech

Season 2

Episode 19

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Today on the show we have Garry Tan, the managing partner of Initialized Capital, a venture firm based in San Francisco he started with the Reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanian. Garry is a designer/engineer turned early-stage investor. He was a partner at Y Combinator for nearly five years where he advised and funded over 600 companies and more than a thousand founders. He was a co-founder of YC-backed blog platform Posterous (Top 200 Quantcast site, acquired by Twitter in 2012). Before that he was employee #10 at Palantir, where he was a founding member of the engineering team for Palantir’s financial analysis product, and also designed Palantir’s logo. He has a Bachelor Degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Stanford. Garry regularly shares his insights and advice for founders on his Youtube Channel.

This episode is cohosted by GGV Colleague Christine Hinton.

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