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Websitefounderscoop.com
Twitter@founderscoop
Emailchris@founderscoo...
Employees2
Founded3/2008

Funds

Total$35.5M
Fund II, 1/2012 $8M
Fund I, 1/2008 $2.5M
Founder's Co-Op III, 4/2014 $25M

Offices

HQ
511 Boren North
Suite 200
Seattle, WA, 98109
USA

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Founder's Co-op

Founders’ Co-op, based in Seattle, Washington, is a seed-stage fund that helps extraordinary founding teams located outside the Bay Area build companies that the best VC firms in the world want to back.

The fund GPs – who also lead and manage TechStars Seattle – scout “secondary” innovation markets (i.e., everywhere but the Bay Area, with a particular focus on the Pacific Northwest) for extraordinary founders with the skills, insight and drive to build big, valuable companies in both Enterprise (60% of the portfolio to date) and Consumer (40%) sectors.

Founders Co-op portfolio companies have access to 60+ LP mentors, 150+ TechStars Seattle mentors and the founders of 40+ existing portfolio companies to create unfair advantage – including helping them raising Series A+ capital.

The fund is managed by co-founders Andy Sack and Chris DeVore.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
Remitly 1/2014Series A$5.5M5
Shippable 12/2013Seed$2.05M5
Meldium 7/2013Seed$1M4
HasOffers 5/2013Series A$9.4M2
Haiku Deck 4/2013Series A$3M5
GroupTalent 2/2013Seed$1M3
FlexMinder 1/2013Series A$1.4M4
Tred 1/2013Angel$1.7M8
MobileDevHQ 12/2012Seed$650k5
Tindie 12/2012Seed$500k2
Apptentive 12/2012Seed$1.2M10
Vadio 11/2012Angel$750k10
LendUp 10/2012Venture Round12
Affinity.is 8/2012Venture Round1
Haiku Deck 7/2012Seed$300k3
EveryMove 5/2012Series A$2.6M8
Remitly 4/2012Seed$1.65M8
Unbounce 12/2011Venture Round$850k6
Highlighter 12/2011Angel$330k6
Clipboard 11/2011Seed14
Smore 11/2011Seed3
Apsalar 9/2011Series A$5M5
AppFog 8/2011Series B$8M4
Simply Measured 8/2011Angel$750k2
Haiku Deck 4/2011Seed$600k3
Thinkfuse 3/2011Angel$520k9
Highlighter 3/2011Angel$300k4
Deal Co-op 2/2011Angel$500k3
The Shared Web 1/2011Convertible Note$225k9
AppFog 1/2011Series A$1.8M5
Massively Fun 12/2010Venture Round1
Zipline Games 12/2010Seed2
Zappli 11/2010Seed$500k5
Sparkbuy 11/2010Seed$1M4
Estately 11/2010Angel$800k6
Urban Airship 11/2010Series B$5.4M3
Apsalar 11/2010Seed$800k5
SPARQ 8/2010Seed$550k5
Lighter Capital 6/2010Venture Round$6M2
Bonanza 4/2010Venture Round$1M5
Urban Airship 2/2010Series A$1.1M6
oneforty 1/2010Series A$1.98M9
Simply Measured 1/2010Seed$250k3
Appature 12/2009Series A$3.5M3
BigDoor 10/2009Seed$250k2
OneWed (Formerly Nearlyweds) 9/2009Venture Round2
LookStat 4/2009Series A$500k1
Orange Line Media 4/2009Partial Close$415k1
FrugalMechanic 2/2009Seed1
MobileDevHQ 2/2009Venture Round3
Array Health Solutions 8/2008Venture Round2

Videos

Sources

  1. Founder’s Co-Op Closes $8M Second Fund (xconomy.com) [edit]
  2. http://techcrunch.com/2008/10/07/seattles-top-entrepreneurs-band-together-to-invest/ (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. Founder's Co-op Gets First Close On $25M Fund (nwinnovation.com) [edit]
  4. Mobile Money Transfer Service Remitly Closes $5.5 Million Series A (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  5. Techstars Seattle Startup Shippable Raises $2.05M For Continuous Integration Platform Built On Docker (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  6. Meldium Seeded With $1M for Managing Cloud Apps (pevc.dowjones.com) [edit]
  7. Aiming To Dominate Mobile Ad Attribution, HasOffers Raises $9.4M Round Led By Accel (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  8. With 500K Downloads, Haiku Deck Raises $3M Series A For Its Unique, Mobile-First Presentation Creation App (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  9. GroupTalent Grabs $1M From Founders Co-Op, Menlo & Others To Help Businesses Connect With Top Technical Talent (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  10. FlexMinder Announces $1.4M in Series AA Financing (freshnews.com) [edit]
  11. Tred Gets $1.7M To Be An Uber For Car Test Drives (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  12. App Store Optimization Startup MobileDevHQ Raises $650,000 To Help App Marketers Get More Downloads (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  13. Tindie the hardware marketplace nails down $500k seed funding to help others build things (thenextweb.com) [edit]
  14. Apptentive Scores $1.2M From Founder’s Co-Op, Google Ventures, To Help Mobile App Publishers Solicit Better Feedback (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  15. Vadio wants to turn the world’s radio stations into music television (gigaom.com) [edit]
  16. LendUp Raises Cash From Kleiner Perkins, Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures And Others To Disrupt Payday Loans (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  17. Founders Co-op Source [edit]
  18. A next-gen PowerPoint? Haiku Deck looks to help people make beautiful presentations (geekwire.com) [edit]
  19. EveryMove Nabs $2.6M From Blue Cross, BuddyTV Co-founder To Help You Reduce Health Costs (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  20. Mobile Payments Startup Beamit Raises $2.4M From Founder’s Co-op, Jeff Bezos, Eric Schmidt & Others (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  21. Unbounce Raises $850K in Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  22. Citation Needed [add]
  23. ‘Web Clipping 2.0′ Startup Clipboard Backed By Andreessen Horowitz, Index, CrunchFund, Others (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  24. TechStars Seattle Demos: One Room, 10 Startups, Tons of Potential (xconomy.com) [edit]
  25. Apsalar Raises $5 Million For Mobile Analytics And Behavioral Targeting Platform (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  26. AppFog lands $8M for PHP Cloud (gigaom.com) [edit]
  27. Simply Measured rings up $750,000 to help brands monitor social media chatter (geekwire.com) [edit]
  28. Posse on Facebook? Sir Mix-A-Lot debuts social media game with Seattle's Giant Thinkwell (geekwire.com) [edit]
  29. techcrunch.com [edit]
  30. Much more than a blog commenting system, Highlighter raises $300,000 (geekwire.com) [edit]
  31. Deal Co-op takes space in Innovation Depot following incubator expansion (bizjournals.com) [edit]
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  33. PHP Fog Raises $1.8 Million To Be The Heroku Of PHP (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  34. Founders Co-op Source [edit]
  35. Founders Co-op (founderscoop.com) [edit]
  36. Zappli Raising Seed Round For Shopping App MyShopanion (fis.dowjones.com) [edit]
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  38. Estately Raises $800K; Now Allows Users To Search For Homes Based On School Districts (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  39. Urban Airship Closes $5.4 Million Funding Round To Help Power Mobile Apps (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  40. Citation Needed [add]
  41. MSKYNET Raises $550K For Advanced 2D Barcodes (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  42. Citation Needed [add]
  43. Bonanzle Raises $1M from Angel Investors, Plus Three VC Firms, to Expand Its Online Marketplace (xconomy.com) [edit]
  44. Urban Airship raises $1.1M to provide infrastructure for mobile apps (mobile.venturebeat.com) [edit]
  45. Oneforty Rolls Out Premium Twitter App Marketplace; Raises $1.9 Million (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  46. Founders Co-op Source [edit]
  47. Appature Raises $3.5M, Led by Ignition and Madrona, to Expand Healthcare Customer Base (xconomy.com) [edit]
  48. BigDoor Opens Doors To Public Beta Of Website And iPhone App Monetization Tool (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  49. Announcing our newest Founders Co-op investment: Nearlyweds! (crashdev.com) [edit]
  50. http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/04/23/lookstat-raises-500k-for-microstock-photography-analytics/ [edit]
  51. SEC (sec.gov) [edit]
  52. FrugalMechanic Gets A Tune-Up With A New Round Of Funding (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  53. Founders Co-op Source [edit]
  54. Founders Co-op Source [edit]
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