Chris DeVore is Managing Director of Techstars Seattle, the region’s most selective startup accelerator, and also Managing Partner of Founders’ Co-op, the Pacific Northwest's leading seed-stage venture capital fund.
Over the past decade Chris has helped over 200 Pacific Northwest startups raise over $1 billion in investor capital. 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 channel and led product and business strategy teams at AT&T and McCaw Cellular Communications. As a community volunteer, Chris co-chaired the City of Seattle’s Economic Development Commission, partnered with the University of Washington to create Startup Hall (a commercial innovation space located on the UW Campus), and is a current Board member of Friends of Waterfront Seattle (a non-profit helping to revitalize Seattle’s downtown waterfront).
Chris holds a BA from Yale and attended the MBA program at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.