The Pacific Northwest's Seed-Stage Venture Fund

Built by founders, funded by founders, and designed to put founders first.

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Since 2008, we've built the most powerful network in the region to help founders succeed; from founding, to funding, to scaling.

91+

We've invested in more than 91 companies

$1.4b

Our companies have raised over $1.4 billion in funding

Meet Our Founders

Matt Openheimer, CEO of Remitly

Our goal is to transform the lives of immigrants and their families by providing the most trusted financial services on the planet.

Matt Oppenheimer is the founder and CEO of Remitly, the largest independent digital remittance company in North America, transferring over $5 billion annually. Founders' Co-op led Remitly's seed round in 2011 and served on the board through their $115m Series D in 2017.

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Meet Our Founders

Amy Nelson, CEO of The Riveter

We see a world where workplaces are rooted in equality of opportunity for all, rather than for the select few. And we know women are the catalyst for this change. The Riveter was built for ambitious, independent folks to claim their seat at the table and redefine our tomorrow.

Amy Nelson is the founder and CEO of The Riveter, a female-forward company focused on creating spaces online and in the physical world for entrepreneurs, remote workers, and freelancers and raised a $4.75M Seed round in 2018. Founders' Co-op joined The Riveter as an investor in their early 2017 pre-Seed round.

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Manny Medina, CEO of Outreach

Our mission is to help innovators, the evangelists of new technologies who face a lot of no’s before reaching the yes, to get their products to the people who need them, to successfully build new markets, and to fund the cycle of continuous innovation.

Manny Medina is the founder and CEO of Outreach, the leading Customer Engagement Platform. Founders' Co-op was the first investor in Outreach, leading the Seed round in 2011 and serving on the board through the Series A in 2015. Outreach recently closed on a $65m Series D.

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Why the Pacific Northwest?

Before Washington, Oregon and British Columbia were individual states or provinces, they were the Oregon Territory. Settled by pioneers, shaped by the Klondike Gold Rush and self-reliant by remote necessity, the region continues to attract leaders and builders who aren’t afraid to do things differently.

We are proud supporters of the unique innovation ecosystem that thrives across the entire region and are on a mission to power and enable founders with that pioneer mentality.

Our Regional Network

Founders' Co-op has led the Techstars Seattle program since its inception in 2010 and in 2017 helped create and now lead the Amazon backed Alexa Accelerator, powered by Techstars. In 2013 we created Startup Hall, where we're still located today, in partnership with the University of Washington to foster an organic interchange between academic and commercial innovation.

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