Mr. Rudy Gadre is Partner at Founder's Co-op. Mr. Gadre served as Vice President and General Counsel of Facebook, where Mr. Gadre was responsible for all legal matters since January 2006. In 1999, he joined Amazon and served as its Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Business Development, intellectual property, and new technologies. He was the Principal Legal Negotiator for Amazon's most significant strategic alliances and joint ventures, where Mr. Gadre oversaw the development and licensing of patents and other intellectual property, and was responsible for all legal aspects of Amazon's new technology initiatives. From September 1994 to February 1999, Mr. Gadre worked at Perkins Coie LLP, as an associate in the technology business group. At Perkins, he represented clients ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies in a diverse array of matters, including joint ventures, development, protection and licensing of intellectual property, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Gadre served as Vice President of Business Operations at Evri, Inc, from September 2008 to July 2010. He served as an Independent Director of Inc. He served as an Independent Director of the W Fund. He is an active angel investor and is also an advisor to startups. He is a passionate supporter of the Seattle technology ecosystem. He was recognized by Washington Law and Politics magazine as a "Super Lawyer" in 2003 and 2004. Mr. Gadre holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Franklin and Marshall College and graduated from the University of Washington School of Law.
His current investments include 500 Startups, 9Mile Labs, 9slides, Affinity Influencing Systems, appAttach, Chirpify,, Concurix, FlexMinder, GiftStarter, Gratafy, Inside Social, InternMatch, Jobaline, Metajure, OfferUp, Pet Hub, Porch, ResolutionTube, Reveal, Skedadel, Sprio, StartSightings, Tahboard, Vittana, Walk Score, Wonder Workshop, Yabbly.