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.
|May 1, 2015||AgFunder News - Skyward Announces $4.1 Million Seed Round|
|Apr 13, 2014||nwinnovation.com - Founder's Co-Op III|
|Dec 10, 2012||TechCrunch - Apptentive Scores $1.2M From Founder’s Co-Op, Google Ventures, To Help Mobile App Publishers Solicit Better Feedback|
|Apr 11, 2012||TechCrunch - Mobile Payments Startup Beamit Raises $2.4M From Founder’s Co-op, Jeff Bezos, Eric Schmidt & Others|
|Jan 10, 2012||TechCrunch - Fund I|
|Jan 10, 2012||Xconomy - Fund II|
|Nov 3, 2010||TechCrunch - Estately Raises $800K; Now Allows Users To Search For Homes Based On School Districts|
|Sep 21, 2010||TechCrunch - Social Commerce Startup Bonanzle Buys 1000 Markets, Becomes Bonanza.com|
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Seattle, WA 98109