Initialized Capital

Initialized Capital is a San Francisco-based venture capital firm involved in profiling start-ups and reviewing new internet products. The company focuses on investing in high-potential software startups at seed stage and earlier.

HQSan Francisco, US
Size (employees)13 (est)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
Initialized Capital was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US

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Key People/Management at Initialized Capital

Alina Libova

Alina Libova

General Partner
Eric Woersching

Eric Woersching

General Partner
Alexis Ohanian

Alexis Ohanian

General Partner
Vincent Chu

Vincent Chu

Jennifer Wolf

Jennifer Wolf

Kim-Mai Cutler

Kim-Mai Cutler

Operating Partner
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Initialized Capital Office Locations

Initialized Capital has an office in San Francisco
San Francisco, US (HQ)
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Initialized Capital News and Updates

With a new general partner and without Alexis Ohanian, Initialized Capital garners $230 million for fund five

Initialized Capital, the early-stage venture firm that got its start inside of Y Combinator almost a decade ago and spun out of the organization roughly five years later, has closed its newest fund, with $230 million in capital commitments, co-founder Garry Tan announced on Medium earlier today. The…

Alexis Ohanian is leaving Initialized Capital

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian is leaving Initialized Capital, the investment firm he co-founded in 2011 with Garry Tan, as first reported by Axios and confirmed by TechCrunch. The move comes weeks after Ohanian publicly stepped down from the Reddit board of directors, with Y Combinator president …

Black haircare startup Naza Beauty just raised $1 million from Alexis Ohanian’s Initialized Capital

As we all saw in Oscar-winning short film Hair Love, black hair is beautiful but it’s also notoriously difficult to manage. One of the first hair memories Naza founder and CEO Natanya Montgomery has is of her mom brushing her hair into three afro puffs on the top of her head. When she was seven, […]

Initialized Capital raises $50 mln venture fund

Initialized Capital has raised a $50 million venture-capital fund, according to a filing with the SEC.

Truepill, the ‘AWS for pharmacies,’ gets $10M from Initialized Capital

Meet the B2B business powering today's D2C healthcare brands.

Triplebyte raises $10 mln from Initialized Capital, Caffeinated Capital, Marissa Mayer, others

Triplebyte said it raised $10 million of Series A capital in a round led by Initialized Capital and joined by existing investors Jessica Livingston, Paul Graham, Emmett Shear, Kyle Vogt and Caffeinated Capital.
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Initialized Capital Online and Social Media Presence

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Initialized Capital Blogs

Solving the $160 billion food waste problem

How Shelf Engine got 4 of the top 10 grocers and reached product market fit through a perfect go-to-market pivotStefan Kalb started a food brand at age 23, and that’s when he discovered 30% of all perishable food goes in the garbage. He teamed up with a technical cofounder Bede Jordan in 2016 and no…

5 Steps to Winning Career Tournaments

There are tournaments everywhere–jobs, admissions, promotions, startup funding. Are you playing the game? are everywhere in life. And the sooner you can identify them, the better you can compete.College admissions, getting into…

The future of practical robotaxis is here

Autonomous car with no safety driver for $50M, not $10B’ve heard of Waymo and Cruise (Initialized was actually an early seed investor in Cruise, too). Each of those teams has spent more than $10 billion to deliver something that can dr…

Should you be the CEO?

Just because co-CEO worked for Google doesn’t mean it will for your startup this… it’s 2010, and me and my co-founder are pitching on Sand Hill Road. We’re sitting in the offices of Andreessen Horowitz, pitching Marc Andreessen and…

How Drip Capital Went from Zero to $1B

Software is coming to revolutionize global trade finance Capital started as two people with an idea in 2015. Today, they have over 138 employees, have raised more than $45M, and will do more than $1 billion in trade volume since incep… Is Building Amazon Quality Recommendations For the Rest of E-Commerce

Amid the pandemic, e-commerce now makes up almost one-sixth of U.S. retail sales and platforms like Shopify are fueling a Cambrian explosion of co-founder Oliver Edholm began working as a professional AI researcher at the age of 15.To compete with the e-commerce giants, these stores…
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Initialized Capital Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Initialized Capital founded?

    Initialized Capital was founded in 2011.

  • Who are Initialized Capital key executives?

    Initialized Capital's key executives are Alina Libova, Eric Woersching and Alexis Ohanian.

  • How many employees does Initialized Capital have?

    Initialized Capital has 13 employees.

  • Where is Initialized Capital headquarters?

    Initialized Capital headquarters is located at San Francisco, San Francisco.

  • Where are Initialized Capital offices?

    Initialized Capital has an office in San Francisco.

  • How many offices does Initialized Capital have?

    Initialized Capital has 1 office.