Founders' Co-op

Seed-stage venture fund focused on founder-led software companies based in the Pacific Northwest.


Founders' Co-op is a seed-stage venture fund that helps world-class founding teams located in the Pacific Northwest build large and valuable software companies. Our specific focus is on technically-skilled founding teams that have the capacity to raise Series A venture capital from the leading innovation finance markets -- particularly Silicon Valley and New York -- but need help scaling their teams and products to achieve that goal. We are based in Seattle but are active investors throughout Cascadia, including Oregon and British Columbia.

Founders' Co-op is an innovation partner of the University of Washington and is based in Startup Hall, a commercial innovation center located on the UW's main Seattle campus. We also run Techstars Seattle, the region's most selective startup accelerator and part of the globally recognized Techstars network, from the same location.

Founders' Co-op is exclusively focused on venture-scale software opportunities, with an emphasis on enterprise software, cloud infrastructure and software-powered marketplace opportunities. We do not invest in hardware, life sciences, consumer products or media.


Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Angel Investment Providers
  • Obtaining Equity Funding

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization
  • High Tech Development
  • Technology Transfer

Office, Incubator, Laboratory, Kitchen and Meeting Space

  • Accelerator

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization
  • Technology Transfer
Primary ContactChris DeVore
Addresss1100 NE Campus Parkway #200
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone(206) 801-1080