Founders' Co-op - Unicorn Nest

Founders' Co-op

Headquarters Location

United States, Seattle

About

Founders' Co-op is the renowned VC, which was created in 2008. The the headquarters of this VC is in Seattle. This investor is located in North America, United States.

The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 2-3. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Finance, Advertising. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 18 more areas of investment. The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. If there are 5+ founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low. The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund coincides - United States. In addition to this location, the fund participated in 1 other location. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Outreach, Bluecore, Amperity.

The fund was established by Andy Sack, Chris DeVore. We also identified another 5 core personnel in our database.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 4-5 participants. Aside from Founders' Co-op, start-ups are often funded by Madrona Venture Group, Social Leverage, Maveron and 28 other funds. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are Techstars Ventures, Social Leverage, Maveron, the total number of co-investors is 73. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by True Ventures, Thomvest Ventures, Techstars, as well as 71 other investors.

The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. In 2015, the fund's activity was at its peak. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active. At the time of investment by Founders' Co-op, a typical start-up valuation would be 1-5 millions dollars. The fund usually participates in 7-12 investment rounds per year. In comparison with other funds, Founders' Co-op makes 4 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2017. The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 11 percentage points less exits in comparison to other VCs.

Year Founded

2008

Fund Activity

Operative

Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name: founderscoop.com; User name format in descending order of probability: first

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

100.0% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]

7-12

Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

23.1% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]

x2

Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

2.8 years

Decision Makers / Strategy
Similarity Index [see explanation at unicorn-nest.com/dataset-what-we-tweet-vs-what-we-invest]

0.5 out of 1

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.45 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]

1

Funds Investing in Previous
Rounds

Madrona Venture Group, Social Leverage, Maveron

Funds Investing Together

Techstars Ventures, Social Leverage, Maveron

Funds Investing in Following
Rounds

True Ventures, Thomvest Ventures, Techstars

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