Investing Profile

Garry Tan(3)

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Managing Partner at Initialized Capital

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Initialized Capital Managing Partner
$1M - $4.0M
$2.5M
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$1M
CompanyStageDateRound SizeTotal Raised
Shelf Engine
Series BMar 2021$41M
$53M
Co-investors: Hans Tung (GGV Capital)
Cohere
Seed RoundMar 2021$3M
$3M
Co-investors: Rahul Vohra (Todd and Rahul's Angel Fund), Vivek Sodera (Vivek Sodera Ventures)
Rescale
Series CFeb 2021$50M
Series BJul 2018$32M
Seed RoundApr 2012
$102.4M
Co-investors: Peter Thiel (Founders Fund), Ron Conway (SV Angel), Chris Dixon (Andreessen Horowitz), Ullas Naik (Streamlined Ventures), Raj Sandhu (Great Oaks Venture Capital), Saurabh Sharma (Jump Capital), Michael Jeon (Solasta Ventures), Carl Choi (Solasta Ventures), Jonno Elliott (Virgin Group), Sam Altman, Richard Branson, Karl Jacob, Ashley Flucas, Ratan Singh, Jeff Bezos
Stacker
Seed RoundJan 2021$1.7M
$1.7M
€1.2M
Co-investors: Charlie Songhurst
Career Karma
Series ADec 2020$10M
$11.9375M
Co-investors: Kim-Mai Cutler (Initialized Capital), James Joaquin (Obvious Ventures), Brian Dixon (Kapor Capital), Erik Torenberg (Village Global), Caterina Fake (Yes VC), Michael Seibel (Y Combinator), Jewel Burks (Collab Capital), Fern Mandelbaum (Vista Venture Partners), Kevin Lee, Edward Lando, Iman Abuzeid
Berbix
Series AAug 2020$9M
Seed RoundJul 2019$2.5M
$11.62M
Co-investors: Patrick Salyer (Mayfield), Tx Zhuo (Fika Ventures), Alexia Bonatsos (Dream Machine), Lenny Rachitsky (AirAngels), Dalton Caldwell (Y Combinator)
Bodyport
Series AAug 2020$11.2M
$11.2M
Rippling
Series BAug 2020$145M
Series AApr 2019$45M
Seed RoundMar 2017$7M
$197M
Co-investors: Napoleon Ta (Founders Fund), Ramtin Naimi (Abstract Ventures), Ben Ling (Bling Capital), Arjun Sethi (Tribe Capital), Lee Linden (Quiet Capital), Mamoon Hamid (Kleiner Perkins), Dovey Wan (Danhua Capital), Sohail Prasad, Samvit Ramadurgam, Gianni Martire
Cofounder Posthaven.com2013 - Present
Cofounder and Managing Partner Initialized Capital2012 - Present
Partner Y Combinator2010 - 2015
Cofounder Posterous.com2008 - 2011
Lead Engineer, Designer Palantir Technologies2005 - 2007
Program Manager Microsoft2003 - 2005
Software Engineer Intern Sun Microsystems2002 - 2003
Software Engineer Intern TheMan.com2000 - 2000
Software Engineer Intern Sapient1998 - 2000
Stanford University BS Computer Systems Engineering