Chris DeVore has been an investor, operator and executive at both public and private companies. Prior to Founders Co-op, Chris co-founded Judy's Book and served as the company's COO. Previously Chris was a Vice President at Sapient Corporation (NASDAQ: SAPE), where he built and led the company's strategy consulting practice and was also a core member of the M&A and corporate venturing teams. Chris arrived at Sapient via the 1999 acquisition of Adjacency, an e-Commerce consultancy he and his partners bootstrapped into a profitable, 50-person, $15MM firm serving clients like Apple, Nordstrom, Virgin, Land Rover and Steelcase. Prior to Adjacency, Chris served as Patagonia's Director of eCommerce, building that outdoor retailer's first online retail presence, and also led and managed six of the company's product lines. Pre-Internet, Chris held senior product management and strategic planning roles at McCaw Cellular (acquired by AT&T) and at AT&T (NYSE: T).
Chris's early-stage investments include: Appature, AppStoreHQ, Colligent, Cooler Planet, Deal Co-op, Estately, Frugal Mechanic, Highlighter, Nearlyweds!, Massively Fun, PHP Fog, Sparkbuy and Urban Airship. Chris received his BA in American Studies from Yale in 1990 and attended the MBA program at Stanford's Graduate School of Business. Chris is a Seattle native and lives in Wallingford with his wife, Emily, and two children.