co·​found | \ˌkō-ˈfau̇nd \
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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Other Words from cofound

cofounder \ˌkō-​ˈfau̇n-​dər \ 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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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 The deal, which gives Permira a majority ownership stake, is seen as a major step forward for founder Tim Chi, an emerging business leader in the Washington, D.C., area who also cofounded the education technology company Blackboard., "Ford may buy vacant Detroit train station," 27 May 2018 Bhowmik herself has been a longtime tech investor and last year cofounded the venture capital firm Converge, with Maia Heymann., "TiE Boston gets its first woman president," 2 July 2018 Aaron Schavey, who cofounded the meadery with Geoff Resney, a friend and former colleague in the air pollution testing business, has been making mead for about two years and giving it away for almost as long. Julia Thiel, Chicago Reader, "Booze / Food & Drink How a mead that hasn’t yet hit the market exploded in popularity," 12 June 2018 Fei-Fei Li, the Google executive, recently cofounded the nonprofit AI4ALL to promote A.I. technologies and education among girls and women and in minority communities. Jonathan Vanian, Fortune, "Unmasking A.I.'s Bias Problem," 25 June 2018 In 2012 Gevers cofounded a digital-payments startup called Monetas, an attempt to disrupt a financial system that left billions unbanked. Gideon Lewis-kraus, WIRED, "The Blockchain: A Love Story—And a Horror Story," 18 June 2018 Ashley Hand served as the Transportation Technology Strategist for the L.A. Department of Transportation before cofounding CityFi, a company that helps cities adapt to technology in ways that put people first. Lisa Beebe, Los Angeles Magazine, "Self-Driving Vehicles Are Going to Dramatically Change L.A.’s Car Culture—and Soon," 9 May 2018

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First Known Use of cofound

circa 1661, in the meaning defined above

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