Garry Tan Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1

Professionals

  • Investments
  • 136

  • Portfolio
  • 55

  • Exits
  • 77

Exits

Garry Tan General Information

Description

Mr. Garry Tan serves as President & Chief Executive Officer at Y Combinator. He is a founder and serves as a Partner at Initialized Capital Management. He served as a Board Member at Zeus Living. He serves as a Board Member at Safeheron. He served as President & CEO at Y Combinator. He was a Co-Founder and serves as a Partner at Initialized Capital. He serves as a Board Member at TigerEye Labs. He also served as a Board Member at Mezmo. He served as a Board Member at Trunk, Helm, Triplebyte, and Simple Healthkit. He serves as a Board Member at Standard Cognition, Career Karma, Bodyport, and Tagstand. He served as a Partner at Y Combinator. He served as an Advisor at Bitaccess & MixRank. He served as a Board Member at Formic He was part of the board of various startups including Privacy Labs. He also served as a Board Member at Salus Labs and True Link Financial. Previously, he was the Co-Founder of Posterous, which was funded by Y Combinator in 2008 and acquired by Twitter in 2012. He served as an Advisor at Summon. Before that, he was employee #10 at Palantir, where he was a founding member of the engineering team for Palantir Finance and also designed Palantir's logo. He also served as Strategic Advisor at UniCareer. He is also an angel investor. He received a Bachelor of Science from Stanford University.

Business Details

Year Founded
1981
Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States

Garry Tan Investments & Acquisitions (136)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Rainmaker 07-May-2024 Seed Round 00.00 Environmental Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 00000 000
Foundation Health 11-Mar-2024 0000 00000 000 Other Healthcare Services Generating Revenue 00000 000
Perplexity 06-Mar-2024 00000 00000 000.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 000
SignalRank 18-Jan-2024 00000 00000 0000 Other Financial Services Startup 00000 000
EXTROPIC 04-Dec-2023 0000 00000 000.00 Computers, Parts and Peripherals Startup 00000 000
Giga ML 01-Sep-2023 0000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 000
Parcha 07-Aug-2023 0000 00000 000 IT Consulting and Outsourcing Generating Revenue 00000 000
Playground (Multimedia and Design Software) 05-Jul-2023 00000 00000 000.00 Multimedia and Design Software Generating Revenue 00000 000
Nothing 28-Jun-2023 Early Stage VC 0000 Electronics (B2C) Generating Revenue 00000 000
ResearchHub 15-Jun-2023 Early Stage VC 000 Publishing Generating Revenue 00000 000

Garry Tan Exits (77)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Beeper (Social/Platform Software) 01-Apr-2024 Merger/Acquisition 00000
Heap 07-Dec-2023 000000000000000000
Debuild 01-Nov-2023 000 00 00000000
Instacart 19-Sep-2023 000 00000
Mode (Media and Information Services (B2B)) 19-Jul-2023 000000000000000000 00000
RealCrowd 20-Apr-2023 000000000000000000
Soylent 15-Feb-2023 000000000000000000 000.00
Campaign (Home Furnishings) 11-Feb-2023 000 00 00000000
Gobble 07-Dec-2022 Merger/Acquisition
Opticlose 01-Dec-2022 Secondary Transaction - Private

Garry Tan Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Garry Tan Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Garry Tan Angel Investor 000 0 00 San Francisco, CA

Garry Tan Co-Investors (242)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Initialized Capital Management 5 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Amjad Masad 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Balaji Srinivasan 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Elad Gil 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Naval Ravikant 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Garry Tan FAQs

  • Who is Garry Tan?

    Garry Tan is an angel Investor who has made 136 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Garry Tan?

    Garry Tan is an angel investor.

  • What does Garry Tan do?

    As an angel investor, Garry Tan invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • How many board seats does Garry Tan hold?

    Garry Tan holds a board seat in Safeheron.

  • What has Garry Tan invested in?

    Garry Tan has made numerous investments in companies like Rainmaker, Foundation Health, and Perplexity within the Environmental Services (B2B), Healthcare Services, and Business/Productivity Software industries.

  • What has Garry Tan invested in recently?

    Garry Tan's latest investment was on 07-May-2024 in Rainmaker, a company within the Environmental Services (B2B) industry.

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