Chris DeVore is Managing Director of Techstars Seattle, the Pacific Northwest's most selective startup accelerator, and also co-founder and Managing Partner of Founders’ Co-op, the region's leading seed-stage venture capital fund. An active angel investor for over a decade, Chris has invested in dozens of early-stage software companies, including many Techstars graduates.
Previously a co-founder of Adjacency (acquired by Sapient, NASDAQ: SAPE) and Judy's Book (backed by Mobius VC and Ignition Partners), Chris also created outdoor retailer Patagonia's online retailing business and led product and business strategy teams at AT&T and McCaw Cellular Communications. As a community volunteer, Chris chairs the City of Seattle’s Economic Development Commission and is also a member of the Policy Leadership Group for the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.
Chris holds a BA from Yale and attended the MBA program at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.