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Yale University, BA 1990
American Studies
Stanford University Graduate School of Business, MBA


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Chris DeVore

Chris DeVore has been an investor, operator and executive at both public and private companies. Prior to Founders Co-op, Chris co-founded of Judy’s Book and served as the company’s COO and member of the board of directors. Previously Chris was a Vice President at Sapient Corporation (NASDAQ: SAPE), where he built and led the company’s strategy consulting practice and was also a core member of the M&A and corporate venturing teams. Chris arrived at Sapient via the 1999 acquisition of Adjacency, an e-Commerce consultancy he and his partners bootstrapped into a profitable, 50-person, $15MM revenues firm serving clients like Apple, Nordstrom, Virgin, Land Rover and Steelcase. Prior to Adjacency, Chris served as Patagonia’s Director of eCommerce, building that outdoor retailer’s first online retail presence, and also led and managed six of the company’s product lines. Pre-Internet, Chris held senior product management and strategic planning roles at McCaw Cellular (acquired by AT&T) and at AT&T (NYSE: T).

Chris is currently an investor and board / advisory board member for: Appature, AppStoreHQ, Bonanzle, Colligent, Cooler Planet, Frugal Mechanic, Nearlyweds!, LookStat and Urban Airship.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Shippable 12/2013Seed$2.05M5
MobileDevHQ 12/2012Seed$650k5
Smore 12/2011Angel$425k9
Habit Labs 8/2011Angel$250k6
SPARQ 8/2010Seed$550k5



Chris DeVore at TechCrunch Seattle Meetup

Added: 7/23/13


    Announcing our latest Founder's Co-op Investment: Urban Airship ( [edit]
    Announcing our newest Founders Co-op investment: Nearlyweds! ( [edit]
    Our latest Founder's Co-op investment: Bonanzle ( [edit]
  1. Techstars Seattle Startup Shippable Raises $2.05M For Continuous Integration Platform Built On Docker ( [edit]
  2. App Store Optimization Startup MobileDevHQ Raises $650,000 To Help App Marketers Get More Downloads ( [edit]
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  4. Habit Labs Gets $250K To Turn Leading A Healthier Life Into A Game ( [edit]
  5. MSKYNET Raises $550K For Advanced 2D Barcodes ( [edit]
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