Garry Tan (@garrytan) is a designer and engineer turned early stage investor as a Managing Partner and co-founder at Initialized Capital. In 2019, Tan was listed at #21 on the Forbes Midas List having invested in Instacart, Coinbase, Flexport, Plangrid, Hellosign and many others. Prior to founding Initialized, Garry was a partner at Y Combinator for nearly five years where he advised and funded over 600 companies and more than a thousand founders. With all of that, Garry is incredibly talented and insightful, humble, thoughtful and empathetic.
In this episode, Garry talks about building the world he want to live in, how refugee ancestors has influenced his worldview, navigating the idea maze as a founder, his $200M mistake and how parenthood has changed his life.