Aviel Ginzburg: Navigating Startups in a Pandemic [Built in Seattle Ep. #8]
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Aviel Ginzburg: Navigating Startups in a Pandemic [Built in Seattle Ep. #8]

Aviel Ginzburg, General Partner at Founders Coop, talks about navigating early stage companies during the COVID-19 pandemic

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FC is an early stage VC dedicated to the Pacific Northwest. Aviel is a founder turned investor.

Episode Highlights

  • Transition from founder to investor
  • Navigating early stage companies during a pandemic
  • How innovators like Mystery have been able to pivot toward new opportunities.

Aviel Ginzburg Bio

Aviel Ginzburg is a General Partner at Founders' Co-op and former Managing Director of the Alexa Accelerator, powered by Techstars, which was backed by Amazon's Alexa Fund. In 2010 Aviel co-founded Simply Measured, one of Founders' Co-op's first investments and was later backed by Bessemer Venture Partners, Trinity Ventures, and MHS capital. When Simply Measured sold to Sprout Social at the end of 2017, Aviel transitioned from his role as Venture Partner into a full time General Partner. Aviel got his start as one of the first software engineers at Appature (acquired by IMS Health), which was also backed by Founders' Co-op in 2009. Though a new addition to the partnership, Aviel knows the Founders' Co-op ecosystem well, and has played every role from portfolio founder, to company employee, to partner over a 10 year period. Aviel holds a BS from Vanderbilt University.