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 best selling author with his book "I Can Has Cheezburger?" appearing on the New York Times Best Sellers list in January 2009.
In 2012 he co-founded simplehoney.
Nakagawa currently resides in San Francisco.
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