Garry Tan

Garry Tan


Garry Tan is a cofounder at Posterous, a Y Combinator-funded company that was founded and launched in June of 2008. is the easiest way to publish anything (text, photos, music, video, and documents of all kinds) to the web using email. Garry loves building online communities, hacking Rails, and all things design / user experience.

Garry was previously a founding team engineer for the hedge fund analytics platform at Palantir Technologies, a program manager for Windows Mobile, and built ecommerce sites during Web 1.0 as a software engineer for Sapient and Adjacency New Media. He met his cofounder Sachin Agarwal while studying Computer Systems Engineering at Stanford, where he graduated in 2003.


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