Education and career
Prior to co-founding I Can Has Cheezburger? Nakagawa worked as a Software Developer in Honolulu, Hawaii. "In early 2007, after a bad day at work, Eric Nakagawa asked his friend (and future co-founder) Kari Unebasami to send him a photo of something cute to make him feel better. She sent over a few cat images, superimposed with phonetically spelled phrases, or LOLspeak, and the two knew they’d found their calling."  Nakagawa and Unebasami sold I Can Has Cheezburger? to Ben Huh in July 2007. ICHC was instrumental in bringing animal-based image macros and lolspeak into mainstream usage.
Nakagawa is a New York Times bestselling author with his book "I Can Has Cheezburger?" appearing on the New York Times Best Sellers list in January 2009.
In 2014 he started Doge4water, an Internet fundraising scheme where people donated dogecoins to help provide a well for poor water-scarce areas of Kenya. Within days the fundraising was successful.
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