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Founders' Co-op

Founders' Co-op

U.S-based venture capital firm investing on early-stage startups in the Pacific Northwest of U.S.

Founders’ Co-op is a venture capital firm based in Seattle, Washington. Andy Sack and Chris DeVore founded the firm in 2008. As of February 2019, the firm has 42 companies in its portfolio and has sold off its ownership in 40 companies. It has most recently provided capital for Ganaz in November 2018, a workforce management platform connecting farmers with seasonal workers.

Funding

Founders’ Co-op prefers to fund companies that operate from Seattle or the Pacific Northwest area of the United States. The firm finances companies that provide services in these industries: mobile, financial technology, software, Internet, technology hardware, and web-based services. It provides capital for companies that are at the seed and early stage of development. As of February 2019, the firm has managed to raise a total amount of $41.2 million with its most recent funding round, Founders’ Co-op IV, held in February 2018. This funding series succeeded in bringing $10.7 million in funds.



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Funded Companies

Company
Description
Website
Industry
Location

Haiku Deck is a company that provides a web or iOS app for creating presentations, founded by Adam Tratt, Kevin Leneway, and Kyle Kesterson.

EveryMove is a Seattle-based company founded by Marcelo Calbucci.

LiveStories is a Seattle-based company founded by Adnan Mahmud.

Jobalign is a company founded by Miki Mullor.

Stackery is a Portland, Oregon-based company founded by Chase Douglas.

Boundless is a Boston-based company founded by Doug Rand, Serdar Sutay and Xiao Wang.

A technology startup company developing software for collecting and managing data of healthcare providers

Ally is a Seattle-based company.

Loftium is a Seattle-based company founded by Yifan Zhang.

KITT.AI is a Seattle-based artificial intelligence company founded by Xuchen Yao.

Riveter is a Seattle-based company.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
25,000,000
10,700,000
February 15, 2018
10,000,000
7,950,000
January 6, 2012
25,000,000
10,000,000
April 10, 2014
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People

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Role
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Alexey Maykov

Investor



Andy Sacks

Founder/Managing Partner



Aviel Ginzburg

General Partner



Ben Huh

Investor



Bill Heston

Investor



Brad Gillespie

Investor



Chris DeVore

Founder/Managing Partner



Dan Shapiro

Investor



David Malcolm

Investor



Edward Yim

Investor



Eli Zelkha

Investor



Geoffrey R. Entress

General Partner



Jay Westerdal

Investor



Jennifer Kapela

Investor



Joel Espelien

Investor



John Clark

Investor



Jon Kelly

Investor



Matt Shobe

Investor



Mike Mcsherry

Investor



Neil Roseman

Investor



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