Garry Tan

Garry Tan
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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 is the co-founder of Initialized Capital and 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. Garry holds a BS in Computer Systems Engineering from Stanford.

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  • The companies Garry has worked with are worth a combined $226 billion.
  • Garry has read more than 6,000 YC applications.
  • He's advised more than 35 unicorns including:
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