Our Investment in Boundless
by Brad Feld
We are pleased to announce that Foundry Venture Capital 2016, L.P. has completed its initial investment in Boundless as part of a $3.5 million financing. Based in Seattle, Boundless helps families navigate the legal immigration system with confidence.
Boundless was spun-out from Pioneer Square Labs in April. Boundless was co-founded by CEO Xiao Wang, a Chinese immigrant who previously held strategic roles at Amazon and the New York City Department of Education; President Doug Rand, a serial entrepreneur and former Assistant Director for Entrepreneurship in the Obama White House; and CTO Serdar Sutay, a Turkish immigrant who led engineering teams at Microsoft and Chef.
The company’s first product dramatically simplifies the application process for a marriage-based green card, which provides a legal path to employment, travel, and ultimately U.S. citizenship. Boundless’ web-based application translates forms and instructions into easily understood questions, helping couples complete their green card application in under two hours and for $500, including a comprehensive review by an independent immigration attorney and a ready-to-submit package arranged according to the government’s precise preferences. Boundless then supports the couple with interview preparation, follow-on forms, online guides, and tracking of every important deadline along the way.
We have been long-time supporters of legal immigration, going back to 2009 and our efforts around the Startup Visa. Our philanthropic activities, including Global EIR, have helped numerous immigrants navigate the complex US immigration system. When we first heard about the idea for Boundless from Pioneer Square Labs, we quickly introduced Doug Rand, who we’d worked closely with when he was at the Obama administration, to the team.
It’s a delight to continue to invest in Seattle-based companies, especially with our friends at Pioneer Square Labs. And, we are excited to be part of the team with Xiao, Doug, and Serdar.