Initialized Capital

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Initialized Capital is a venture capital fund founded in 2011 and headquartered in San Francisco. It was founded by Alexis Ohanian and Garry Tan.[1] As of 2018, it has raised more than $250 million in funds.[2]


It raised $7 million in its first fund. In February 2012, it filed its Form D notice of exempt offering of securities.[3] It raised $39 million in its second fund on August 2013.[4] On June 7, 2016 the firm announced a $100M target for its third fund and then closed $125 million. While its founders came from Y Combinator, it is not associated with Y Combinator in any way.



Its investments include Instacart, Coinbase, Flexport, Patreon, Plangrid, Soylent, Vicarious, Kimono Labs[2] and Plate IQ[5].


It focuses on seed and early stage venture investments.[2] It looks for high-quality founders first and then tries to see if it can help or understand the market a company is attacking in any way [6]


  1. ^ "SEC FORM D/A". Retrieved March 6, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Initialized Capital - Investments". CrunchBase. Retrieved March 13, 2016. 
  3. ^ "INITIALIZED CAPITAL SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES FUND I, L.P. Details - Whalewisdom". Retrieved March 13, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Initialized Capital Closes Second Seed Fund at $39.2M". Retrieved March 13, 2016. 
  5. ^ Alina Cohen (March 21, 2017). "Backing Plate IQ To Build Software Powering The Restaurant Industry". Medium. Retrieved October 23, 2017. 
  6. ^ "YC Partners Taggar, Tan And Reddit Co-Founder Ohanian Raise $39M For Initialized Capital". Retrieved March 6, 2016.