About Cofounders Capital
Cofounders Capital is an early-stage seed fund focused on software ventures in the Triangle. Created in 2015, Cofounders partnered with the Town of Cary to provide free lab space to entrepreneurs who receive expert help modeling and vetting their startup ideas. Cofounders Capital is managed by serially-successful entrepreneur, David Gardner with a team of over seventy advisers and volunteer mentors who are all investors in the fund, eager to support entrepreneurship in the Triangle and to help our portfolio companies and entrepreneurs succeed.
Cofounders Capital Headquarter Location
102 Anna Lake Lane
Cary, North Carolina, 27513,
Latest Cofounders Capital News
Nov 2, 2021
Editor’s note: Investor and entrepreneur David Gardner is founder of Cofounders Capital in Cary and is a regular contributor to WRAL TechWire. CARY – In person meetings are back on the rise but that does not seem to be significantly curtailing the number of virtual meetings. From a market gap of $3.85 billion in 2019, climbing to $7.87 billion in 2020, it looks like the virtual meeting space is going to hold on to the vast majority of its gains in 2021 and is predicted to maintain a CAGR of 11.45% through 2026. The virtual meeting space is a quintessential example of the innovation hype cycle which demonstrates how the impact of paradigm-shifting technologies are generally over estimated for the first five years and then underestimated during the following five year period. I remember how normal it felt throughout most of my career to get on a plane and travel all day just to attend a single one-hour meeting even though I had virtual meeting technologies at my disposal. The thought of doing that today seems barbaric to me. Critics of virtual meetings have argued that the modality fosters significantly reduced engagement, productivity, learning outcomes, etc. over in person meetings. I remember reading a virtual learning report around 2009 that demonstrated that 90% of online learning students did not even have the presenter’s window up for the majority of the class. Over time, however, minimum-viable-products turn into full featured ones. When that study was done, very few laptops and computers had video cameras or synchronous user engagement tools, which I believe, significantly improved attendee participation. We also have a higher tolerance today for attendee multitasking. Admittedly, I often only give full attention to the parts of a virtual meeting that require my full attention.
Cofounders Capital Team
2 Team Members
Cofounders Capital has 2 team members, including current Founder, Managing Partner, David Gardner.