Eric Diep is a Canadian developer, founder of Manifold (a16z crypto, Initialized Capital) and advocate for creative sovereignty in web3

Previously co-founder of A Thinking Ape (backed by Bill Lee, Jim Young, NavalY Combinatoracquired by $EMBRAC) and angel investor in over a dozen companies in technology and consumer media. Eric is co-author of US Patent 8918725 for systems and methods to support real-time chat on mobile devices.

Eric studied mathematics at University of Waterloo before dropping out for YC startup school in 2007. He currently resides in the Pacific Northwest.