Jeremy Cai

Jeremy Cai

Working hard and trying my best! I'm easy to reach, but please be patient if I don't respond immediately — I'm trying my best! 🙇🏼‍♂️

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Location (March 2020) Park City, Utah

Work

Presently, I'm working to empower manufacturers to become merchants. Previously, I dropped out to pursue the archetypal founder dream.

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Roles

Italic
CEO
Active
2018-Present
Fountain
Founder
Inactive
2014-Present
Not Pot
Founder
Inactive
2016-Present
Tonari Animation
Owner
Inactive
2020-Present
Thiel Foundation
2015 Thiel Fellow
2015-2017
Y Combinator
S15 Batch
2015
Shyp
Product
2014
CMIIC
Director, Ops
2011-2014

Contact

To selfishly protect my inbox and to manage expectations for those reaching out, please read my default response before reaching out.

I universally prefer email or text over calls.

Investing

I'm not an active angel and will not be hands-on. I prefer founders whom I know personally or products I personally would use.

I won't promise a response, but if you're interested feel free to send me your deck.

Advising

It's unlikely that I have the bandwidth to be worth equity in your company.

Speaking

I don't enjoy public speaking and I'll decline unless it benefits Italic. I do not accept paid opportunities.

Students

It wasn't long ago that I was in your shoes. I fondly remember, respect, and miss the hustle.

Sadly, I don't have much time these days and most likely won't reply — but I genuinely wish you all the best!

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Investing

I am a small, inactive investor in ~100 startups and funds. I only invest in friends and in categories outside of my own. Any success is squarely due to the work and tenacity of the founders and GPs.

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Investments

Dragonfly Capital
Seven Seven Six
Treble
Ravikant Capital

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Investments

NameDescriptionEntryCurrentCo-InvestorLink
Pipe
Subscription financing
Pre-Seed
Series C
CraftMarc Benioff776
Ramp
Smart spend management
Series B
Series D
Founders FundGoldman Sachs
Settle
Cashflow management
Pre-Seed
Series B
Founders FundKPCB
Karbon
India corporate cards
Pre-Seed
Series B
RampTiger
Secureframe
Security compliance
Series A
Series B
KPCBGradient
Patch
Carbon-offsetting
Seed
Series B
A16Z
Notion
Collaborative docs
Series B
Series C
IndexSequoia
Canvas
Collaborative BI
Seed
Seed
Sequoia
Curtsy
2nd-hand marketplace
Series A
Series A
Index
HappyCredit
India BNPL
Pre-Seed
Pre-Seed
GoodwaterKunal Shah
Alloy
E-comm automation
Seed
Series A
BainAbstract
Stir
Finance for creators
Seed
Series A
HomebrewLudlowA16Z
Opal
Modern webcam
Seed
Series A
KindredMike KriegerHong Feng776
Backbone
Mobile gaming hardware
Seed
Series B
SoundLudlowMr Beast
Finch
Payroll API
Seed
Seed
General CatalystHomebrewBoxGroup
Dock
Customer onboarding
Seed
Seed
Jack AltmanApollo
JOKR
Fast grocery delivery
Series B
Series B
TigerGGVBalderton
Pluto
MENA spend management
Pre-Seed
Seed
Karim Atiyeh
Rainbow
ETH wallet
Series A
Series A
776
Cradlewise
Smart baby crib
Seed
Seed
FootworkKatrina LakeCRV
BODS
Fit technology
Seed
Seed
Marc LoreStellation
Slope
BNPL for B2B
Seed
Series A
Stanley TangEric WuGFC
Jar
India Acorns
Seed
Series A
Hero
Top skincare brand
Seed
Seed
Aria Growth
Hightouch
Synced CDN
Series B
Series B
ICONIQBain
Passport
International shipping
Series B
Series B
TCV

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