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Garry Tan

CEO, Y Combinator

Garry Tan is president and CEO of Y Combinator and a group partner. He was a partner at Y Combinator from 2011 to 2015, where he built key parts of the YC experience for founders including Bookface and the Demo Day website. Garry holds a BS in Computer Systems Engineering from Stanford. Garry Tan is the co-founder and managing partner of a venture capital firm called Initialized Capital. He co-founded the company in January 2012 alongside the creator of Reddit, Alexis Ohanian. Initialized Capital focuses the companies investments into primarily providing seed and series A funding for early stage startup companies. The company has approximately $500 million in capital under its management and has over 200 companies in its portfolio with 6 exits. . Garry is the co-founder of Posterous (YC S08), a blog platform acquired by Twitter, and prior to that, he was an early designer and engineering manager at Palantir (NYSE:PLTR), where he designed the company logo.

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