Chris DeVore

Chris DeVore

Professional troublemaker | @crashdev

Location
Greater Seattle Area
Industry
Internet

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Chris DeVore's Overview

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Chris DeVore's Experience

Investor / Board Member

Shippable

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Computer Software industry

October 2013Present (1 year) Greater Seattle Area

Shippable helps teams ship software faster by giving them a virtual build,test and deploy environment in the cloud. It takes just a minute to set up and comes with GitHub signin, support for multiple languages/platforms, cross-platform and matrix builds, build history and artifacts, granular permissions and integrated code quality tools like code coverage and job health graphs.

Investor / Advisor

TriggerMail

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

July 2013Present (1 year 3 months) Greater New York City Area

Triggered emails for ecommerce, made easy

Investor / Advisor

Tune

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

May 2013Present (1 year 5 months) Greater Seattle Area

Tune is the attribution analytics platform for mobile customer acquisition -- helping the world's leading mobile publishers optimize their mobile marketing efforts for maximum ROI

Chair, Economic Development Commission

City of Seattle

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Government Administration industry

March 2013Present (1 year 7 months) Greater Seattle Area

The Economic Development Commission was created by Mayor Mike McGinn and the Seattle City Council to examine Seattle’s ability to compete in the global economy of the 21st century. The 15 Members of the Commission represent a cross section of business, industry and higher education to advise the Mayor and City Council on the development of plans, policies, regulations, and strategies that have substantial impact on creating and maintaining an innovative economy that is resilient, sustainable, and equitable.

Investor / Board Observer

Vadio, Inc

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Computer Software industry

November 2012Present (1 year 11 months) Portland, Oregon Area

Vadio turns listeners into viewers by turning digital audio streams into rich media viewing experiences for both established and emerging media companies.

Investor / Advisor

Apptentive

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Internet industry

October 2012Present (2 years) Greater Seattle Area

Apptentive creates communications tools for mobile app developers across all leading mobile platforms. Apptentive's in-app feedback, ratings and survey capabilities lead to higher ratings, direct customer relationships and easy customer research utilizing the app as the primary channel for communication.

Investor / Board Observer

Tindie

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Computer Software industry

October 2012Present (2 years) Portland, Oregon Area

Tindie is a marketplace for 21st Century craftspeople, connecting independent makers of digital goods with customers all over the world.

Director

Techstars

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Internet industry

2012Present (2 years) Greater Seattle Area

Techstars is the #1 startup accelerator in the world.

Investor / Board Member

Remitly

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Financial Services industry

November 2011Present (2 years 11 months)

Remitly is disrupting the $374B global market for international money transfers, leveraging the global ubiquity of mobile phones to make transfers faster, cheaper and safer for consumers worldwide.

Investor / Board Member

Fireplace

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Internet industry

November 2011Present (2 years 11 months)

Fireplace is the creator of Smore, a commercial publishing platform that makes it easy and fun for non-technical people to create beautiful, functional "online flyers" -- promotional webpages with a specific purpose, like selling a product, advertising a service or promoting an event.

Investor / Advisor

Unbounce Marketing Solutions

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

November 2011Present (2 years 11 months) Vancouver, Canada Area

Unbounce is a DIY landing page platform that makes it easy for digital marketers to create, publish, manage and analyze results from web-based landing pages with zero IT support.

Investor / Advisor

Haiku Deck

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Computer Software industry

April 2011Present (3 years 6 months) Greater Seattle Area

Haiku Deck is the simple and fun new way to create stunning presentations – whether you’re pitching an idea, teaching a lesson, telling a story, or igniting a movement. Featured on the iTunes “New and Noteworthy” and “What’s Hot” lists, Haiku Deck makes it fast and fun to create beautifully designed slideshows you’ll be proud to share.

Investor / Board Member

GroupTalent

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Internet industry

March 2011Present (3 years 7 months)

GroupTalent is "CAA for Digital Creatives" - connecting high-performing software developers with great-paying gigs in top innovation markets like Silicon Valley, New York, Seattle, Chicago and Los Angeles

Investor / Advisor

Zipline Games

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Computer Games industry

December 2010Present (3 years 10 months)

Zipline Games offers an open-source, cross-platform development environment for mobile games. Zipline's Moai SDK and Moai Cloud make multi-platform, web-supported game titles accessible to any Lua shop, from one-man shows to the largest studios.

Member, Board of Directors

Washington Technology Industry Association

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Computer Software industry

November 2010Present (3 years 11 months)

The Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) is the largest state-wide association of technology companies and executives in the world. With more than 1,100 member companies representing more than 125,000 technology sector employees in Washington State, the WTIA is a catalyst for advancing the economic value and global impact of technology companies doing business in Washington.

Investor / Advisor

Instagift

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Internet industry

October 2010Present (4 years) Birmingham, Alabama Area

Instagift is the easiest way for independent merchants to offer digital gift cards and complementary customer rewards programs.

Investor / Advisor

Bonanza

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Internet industry

April 2010Present (4 years 6 months)

Investor / Advisor

Urban Airship

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Internet industry

February 2010Present (4 years 8 months)

Urban Airship builds RESTful APIs for iPhone and mobile developers to easily perform core functions like push messaging and in-app transactions, leaving them more time to focus on the differentiating and fun bits of their apps.

Investor / Board Member

OneWed

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

September 2009Present (5 years 1 month)

OneWed is the online wedding planning resource for brides who want smart approachable ideas, planning tools, and vendors.

Investor / Board Member

Frugal Mechanic

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Automotive industry

February 2009Present (5 years 8 months)

Frugal Mechanic is Is an auto parts search and price comparison engine serving the $40B do-it-yourself auto repair market. The site regularly collects and compares pricing information from dozens of auto part retailers and distributes that information via FrugalMechanic.com as well white-label implementations of the service managed on behalf of dozens of partner sites.

General Partner + co-founder

Founders Co-op

Partnership; 1-10 employees; Venture Capital & Private Equity industry

March 2008Present (6 years 7 months) Greater Seattle Area

Founders Co-op is the leading seed-stage investment fund in the Pacific Northwest. We help extraordinary founding teams located *outside* Silicon Valley build companies that the best venture capital firms in the world choose to back. We're also the guys behind TechStars Seattle, the region's #1 accelerator program. Most important, we are a community of fellow founder-operators with hard-fought experience + personal networks spanning every aspect of building, scaling and exiting a high-growth technology business.

More information - including an application form for companies seeking investment - can be found at http://founderscoop.com Join us!

Member, Board of Advisors

Affinity Answers

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

January 2006Present (8 years 9 months)

Colligent provides targeted social media marketing solutions for brands, agencies and content owners. The company's offerings include "psychosocial" market research, marketing management software, and value-added services. (http://www.colligent.com)

Chris DeVore's Projects

Chris DeVore's Languages

  • French

  • Spanish

Chris DeVore's Skills & Expertise

  1. Start-ups
  2. Mobile Applications
  3. Strategic Partnerships
  4. User Experience Design
  5. SaaS
  6. Internet Strategy
  7. Entrepreneurship
  8. Product Management
  9. Mobile Devices
  10. Venture Capital
  11. Web Applications
  12. Product Marketing
  13. Enterprise Software
  14. Entrepreneurship Development
  15. E-commerce
  16. Online Advertising
  17. Angel Investing
  18. Analytics
  19. Business Development
  20. Mobile Marketing
  21. Cloud Computing

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