Founders Co-op is a seed-stage investment fund based in Seattle.
We've pooled the resources and expertise of more than a dozen successful entrepreneurs and early-stage investors to make bets on smart people with great ideas.
Our specific focus is on niche opportunities that require limited capital to demonstrate market traction and generate meaningful revenue.
Most of the companies we back use technology in creative ways to accelerate growth and expand margins, but we invest in people and business opportunities, not just cool software.
The fund is managed by Andy and Chris, but our limited partner group serves as an extended network of mentors and advisors with deep domain expertise in everything from finance and operations to marketing, sales and software engineering.
We also work hard to create an open and supportive community among our family of entrepreneurs, because starting companies can be lonely, and the most useful advice typically comes from people who've been there before or are right there with you.
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Yesterday Chris DeVore of Seattle's Founders Co-op wrote about his experience at the GROW Conference last summer in Vancouver on VentureBeat. And it was high praise for Vancouver and Canada. As a... more
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Seattle-based Founder's Co-op is encouraging Seattle-based startups to apply for up to $250,000 in early-stage funding. A community of early-stage entrepreneurs themselves, Founder's Co-op... more