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  • n. A person who is involved with helping in the creation of a business, organization, union, or entity, but is not the original founding person.


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  • He is identified as co-founder and general counsel for EDI, not as an SEC employee.

    SEC Lawyer Tied to Fund-Raise Effort

  • NEW ROLE: With a title of co-founder, Brin will work on strategic projects, with an emphasis on new products.

    Breaking News: CBS News

  • Gary Vaynerchuk, best known as co-founder of Vaynermedia and author of "Crush It" and "The Thank-You Economy", has joined HubSpot's advisory board. News

  • LONDON Reuters - James Palumbo is best known as the co-founder of Ministry of Sound, the music and nightclub business that claims to be the world's largest independent record company.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • "Our view is that, for better or worse, the two-party system that we have is the system that we are going to continue to have," said No Labels co-founder Bill Galston, a former policy adviser to President Clinton and now a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

    The Seattle Times

  • Mr. Crotty is best known as the co-founder, editor, and peripatetic publisher of Monk: The Mobile Magazine, which he co-ran from the dashboard of his 26-foot Fleetwood Bounder Monkmobile. News

  • Mackenzie Phillips said she had had an incestuous with her father, John Phillips, best known as the co-founder of the Mamas and the Papas.

    ABC News: Top Stories

  • He is best known as co-founder of Costco Wholesale; she is a former Nordstrom executive active in philanthropy.

    The Seattle Times

  • Hugh Osmond made his name as co-founder of Pizza Express and Punch Taverns James Quinn - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • "The thing that surprised me was the scarcity of the megatransactions," said Jeff Raich , managing director and co-founder of boutique investment bank Moelis & Co.



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  • I find the context of this word confusing, because in my opinion you are either the founder of something or not. You might have gotten some help or someone might have pointed you in the right direction, but being a 'co-founder'?

    It sounds to me like the founder not wanting to share the whole credit for founding something. Is a father a co-founder or what? If you want to you could help me out on this word... or perhaps sustain my opinion by more examples.

    November 20, 2007