co·​found | \ ˌkō-ˈfau̇nd How to pronounce cofound (audio) \
variants: or co-found
cofounded or co-founded; cofounding or cofounding

Definition of cofound

transitive verb

: to join one or more others in founding (something, such as an organization or institution) : to found (something) jointly Renowned prankster and engineer Steve Wozniak has returned to the company he cofounded seven years ago.— Paul Freiberger … she went on to co-found the Agricultural Workers Association, which would eventually become the United Farm Workers.— Ericka N. Goodman-Hughey

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cofounder \ ˌkō-​ˈfau̇n-​dər How to pronounce cofounder (audio) \ or co-founder noun, plural cofounders or co-founders
… Beach Boys' legend and cofounder Brian Wilson performing the entire album "Pet Sounds" is enough to give any summer concertgoer a good vibration. — Craig S. Semon

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Earlier that year, Fernandez says, an angel investor named Paul Bohm, who had cofounded a hackerspace called Metalab and had Silicon Valley ties, reached out to Rational Vaccines and offered to put the company in touch with venture capitalists. Amanda Schaffer, WIRED, "The Dying Scientist and His Rogue Vaccine Trial," 1 May 2018 Hyundai has a partnership with Aurora, a startup cofounded by former Google self-driving car chief Chris Urmson and former Tesla autopilot chief Sterling Anderson. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Ford’s plan for driverless cars goes beyond technology," 24 Oct. 2018 The event, cofounded by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore, features Broadway celebrities who use their star power to help find loving homes for animals in need from 28 participating N.Y.C.-area shelters. Toby Zinman,, "Broadway Beat: What Philadelphians need to know about the Great White Way," 11 June 2018 The latter, an image-only publication cofounded by the famously irreverent artist Maurizio Cattelan, ensured the evening would be filled with the delightfully unexpected. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Yoox, Toiletpaper, and Wallpaper* Host a Garage-Cowboy Disco to Close Out Salone del Mobile," 20 Apr. 2018 GlaxoSmithKline, which bought a company cofounded by Sinclair, halted research on resveratrol. Elise Takahama,, "Study on mice offers clues in quest to reverse effects of aging," 22 Mar. 2018 Heather Cocks cofounded and cowrites the fashion blog Go Fug Yourself. Heather Cocks, Redbook, "Why I Let My Kids Break All the Rules," 7 July 2011 Musk also cofounded an urban farming startup based in Brooklyn, called Square Roots. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "Kimbal Musk Is Reinventing Food One Shipping Container at a Time," 24 Oct. 2018 The bots were developed by OpenAI, an independent research institute the Tesla CEO cofounded in 2015 to advance AI and prevent the technology from turning dangerous. Tom Simonite, WIRED, "Can Bots Outwit Humans in One of the Biggest Esports Games?," 25 June 2018

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circa 1661, in the meaning defined above

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