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General Information


Stanford University, BS 2003
Computer Systems Engineering

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Lead Engineer, Designer
Program Manager, Windows Mobile

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Garry Tan

Garry Tan is a Partner at Y Combinator, previously Designer-in-Residence.

He was a cofounder at Posterous, cofounded the financial analysis platform at Palantir Technologies and was a Program Manager at Microsoft for Windows Mobile.

He graduated from Stanford in Computer Systems Engineering in 2003.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Secret 3/2014Series A$8.6M18
Quarterly 2/2014Series A$3.7M6
SoundFocus 2/2014Seed$1.7M9
BloomThat 2/2014Seed$2M9
Heyday 12/2013Seed$2M19
Lob 11/2013Seed$2.4M9
Frontback 10/2013Seed$3M10
Panorama Education 10/2013Seed$4M20
URX 10/2013Seed$3.1M32
SpoonRocket 9/2013Seed$2.5M4
SendHub 9/2013Series A$3M10
Heap 8/2013Seed$2M14
Swiftype 8/2013Seed$1.7M15
Patreon 8/2013Seed$2.1M9
Hullabalu 5/2013Seed$1.8M19
Kicksend 4/2013Seed$1M8
Virool 2/2013Seed$6.62M22
ParkWhiz 12/2012Series A$2M8
Amicus 11/2012Seed$3.2M16
LendUp 10/2012Venture Round12
Coinbase 9/2012Seed$600k5
BufferBox 8/2012Seed$1M8
Directr 6/2012Seed$1.1M9
Crowdtilt 5/2012Seed$2.1M14
Priceonomics 5/2012Seed$1.5M28
Socialcam 4/2012Angel38
Eponym 2012Seed$1M5
Comprehend Systems 11/2011Seed$1.2M12
Egomotion 10/2011Seed$1.1M12
Sift Science 9/2011Seed$1.6M10
Parse 8/2011Angel$1.5M15



  1. SEC ( [edit]
  2. SEC D/A ( [edit]
  3. SoundFocus Raises $1.7M To Adjust Music To The Way You Hear ( [edit]
  4. Bloomthat, the “Uber-For-Flowers,” Pulls In $2M From SV Angel, Ashton Kutcher ( [edit]
  5. Heyday app launches, reveals $2 mln in seed funding ( [edit]
  6. Cloud Printing & Shipping Service Lob Raises $2.4 Million Seed Round ( [edit]
  7. Buzzy Photo App Frontback Shuns Twitter Interest, Raises Millions Instead ( [edit]
  8. Panorama Education Wants To Help Fix Schools With Surveys And Analytics, Gets $4M From Zuckerberg’s Startup:Education, Google Ventures And More ( [edit]
  9. URX Is A Brilliant Mobile Ad Service That Deeplinks Customers Right To Ecommerce App Product Pages ( [edit]
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  11. SendHub Secures $3 Million Series A To Be The Mobile Alternative To Business Phone Systems ( [edit]
  12. Heap Raises $2M For Their “Capture Everything” Analytics Tool ( [edit]
  13. Site Search Engine Creator Swiftype Raises $1.7M From A16Z, Others ( [edit]
  14. Patreon Raises $2.1M ( [edit]
  15. To Spark Children’s Imaginations, Hullabalu Raises $1.8 Million From SV Angel, Great Oaks & Others For iPad Storytelling App ( [edit]
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  17. YC-Backed Virool Raises $6.62 Million “Seed” Round To Help Make Videos Go Viral ( [edit]
  18. The OpenTable For Parking Spots, ParkWhiz Raises $2M ( [edit]
  19. YC’s Amicus Pulls In $3.2 Million To Bring Social Graph Smarts To Non-Profit Fundraising ( [edit]
  20. LendUp Raises Cash From Kleiner Perkins, Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures And Others To Disrupt Payday Loans ( [edit]
  21. Coinbase, First Crowd Funded Bitcoin Company, Raises Over $600K ( [edit]
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  23. Directr Raises $1.1 Million To Help People Make Beautiful Mobile Movies ( [edit]
  24. Group-Funding Service Crowdtilt Collects $2.1M In New Financing ( [edit]
  25. YC Price Guide Startup Priceonomics Raises $1.5M Seed From Andreessen Horowitz, SV Angel ( [edit]
  26. Socialcam Nabs Angel Funding From The A-List: Yuri Milner, Tim Draper, Laurene Powell Jobs, And More ( [edit]
  27. Warby-As-A-Service? Backed By Reddit, Posterous Founders, Eponym Helps Brands Build And Distribute Their Own Eyewear ( [edit]
  28. Comprehend Systems Closes $1.2M in Seed Funding ( [edit]
  29. Tagstand Raises $1.1 Million To Help Take NFC Mainstream ( [edit]
  30. Citation Needed [add]
  31. YC-Funded Parse: A Heroku For Mobile Apps ( [edit]
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