We are builders & founders

We’re founders and builders here to help others create and scale transformative companies.

  • We built the team that we wish we had in our corner when we founded our first companies.
  • Venture is an antiquated industry, so we’re using software to scale the un-scaleable parts of our business in order to better help our founders and make best use of our all-star team’s time.
  • Our partners — leveled up through software — are a hive mind to serve founders, who in turn help us see the future.
We've helped more founders build startups at the earliest possible stage than most anyone you'll meet

Initialized’s founder and managing partner, Garry Tan, evaluated more than 6,000 startups as early partners at Y Combinator.

He was part of Y Combinator as it grew from a little-known entrepreneurial program into Silicon Valley’s best-known and regarded network for early-stage technology startups. He also built their internal software system, Bookface, and conceptualized Continuity, their late-stage funding program.

Garry then built Initialized Capital into a standalone San Francisco-based early-stage venture capital firm with $500 million under management and more than 200 companies in the portfolio.

We've helped more founders build startups at the earliest possible stage than most anyone you'll meet, and that means we can help startups avoid the 1,000 landmines that can cause certain failure. A lot of great investors, advisors, founders, and friends have helped us along the way.

Garry

Garry Tan

Managing Partner

Alda

Alda Leu Dennis

General Partner

Jen

Jen Wolf

COO & Partner

Kim-Mai

Kim-Mai Cutler

Partner

Brett

Brett Gibson

Partner

Katelin

Katelin Holloway

Partner

Andrew

Andrew Lee

Partner

Marinda

Marinda Luk

CFO

Chi

Chi An

Controller

Robert

Robert Lindsey

Fund Controller

Zoe

Zoe Perret

Strategic Operations Lead

Victoria

Victoria Feliciano

Head of EA

Dani

Dani Metz Shuval

Chief of Staff

Lissie

Lissie Garvin

Chief of Staff

Jessica

Jessica Aguilar

Office Manager

Part-Time

Alexis

Alexis Ohanian

Co-founder and Board Partner

Andrew

Andrew Sather

Part-Time Expert