Garry is one of the nicest, most helpful people I know. 5 years ago, he took a meeting with us, even though we had a barely functioning prototype, and helped us prep for our YC interview. After our first meeting, he even offered to meet up again. I was blown away by how generous he was with his time. We got into YC and he’s been an incredible advisor ever since.
He’s one of the few people I like to think of when I think of Silicon Valley at its best. He genuinely loves product and the creation process. He’s hugely helpful and he’s a great person, through and through.
Look forward to seeing what he does next!
Seriously, because the way SC people describe each other constantly would make one think the place is filled to the brim, exclusively, bursting with the nicest most generous people in existence!
Enjoy your time away Garry, excited to see what you build next!
Thanks Garry for all that you've done for the YC community. I wish you the very best in this next leg of your journey.
Thank you Garry for being an amazing YC partner. I'm sure we'll be hearing about what you work on next soon, and in the meantime, enjoy the well-deserved R&R!
Congrats and enjoy some much deserved time away!
One fond memory that resonates well with how he thinks and works with other people was in an office hour we had with him. I asked him why he does what he does and his response was simple: "I do this to help people get out of the rat race."
Thank you, Garry, for everything.
Enjoy the time away, Garry!
I wish him all the best in his future endeavors!
I was always impressed with your calm demeanor and thoughtful pointers. YC is, in many ways a frenzied whirlwind for founders and it was great to have people like you around who made me feel that everything was going to work out OK.
And it did.
Best of luck on your future endeavors.
Based on that line, I'd say he is stepping away from YC. The " I can't wait to see where my friends and partners take it"- He excluded himself.
Enjoy your time abroad, Garry.
Although I then went and started a startup, so I guess slightly different. :) Turns out starting the startup has actually given me a lot of time to spend with the kid since I work from home! Hint hint. ;)
Thanks for all you do for YC and the community. Congratulations on your new adventures!
Can't wait to hear to see what you end up doing next! Thank you, Garry!
My dream is still to do a University degree in Computer Science.
I'm currently swotting up on as much mathematics as possible. One of my biggest issues is not with computing so much as math. I just cannot work at the pace that a Uni course requires because I have to understand it.
For instance, it took me some time before I realised that the determinant of a matrix was really just the "size" of the matrix. And I couldn't get through trigonometry till I worked out why the trig functions were called what they were called - eventually with a bit of help from Dr Math (that guy is awesome) I realised that you just create triangles in a unit circle and work out the Latin meaning for each of the lines:
I'm trying to put down my "discoveries" in a blog, but until now I didn't realise that Wordpress allowed for LaTeX and included the ams package.
My blog is here:
I guess I'm doing this because I was heavily involved in Wikipedia years ago, and I'd still like to contribute to society, even if I'm just rehashing material.
I intend to finish documenting what I know about trigonometry, then I'm going on to differential calculus and beyond. After that, I guess linear algebra and then as much discrete mathematics as possible! In particular I'm interested in Cantor's aleph numbers.
I got interested in the Meteor.js framework a while back when I saw a quote from Garry something roughly like: this is what web development should be like
It must feel great for Garry knowing he has helped so many people.
Just throwing that out there.
It's not bootlick. If it were bootlick, you'd see a list of trite goodbye messages. Instead, we're seeing genuine emotion from the multitude of people he's touched.
Please stop trolling.
Wrong assumption. Never worked or met Garry. Now if you follow his posts and interactions, you will understand the messages above..