Posterous Co-Founder Garry Tan Stepping Down To Join Y Combinator

Posted Jan 16, 2011

Garry Tan, the co-founder of Posterous, is stepping down from the blog company to join Y Combinator as the designer-in-residence. ?Though my day-to-day may change, my faith in the team and the product is unchanged and unwavering. Posterous is in good hands and on the right track to fulfilling its potential. I am proud of what we?ve built together and look forward to the future,? said Tan in a blog post. He will continue his involvement in Posterous as an adviser.

Essentially Tan will help early-stage companies incubated by Y Combinator with design help. The role is similar to the entrepreneur-in-residence role that individuals have at VC firms. Although Posterous is quite popular with bloggers, it faces stiff competition from WordPress and Tumblr. Posterous started in 2008 and it was funded initially by Y Combinator.